Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The Big Day Continued

Just back from meeting my lovely editor Kate Mills at Orion (yes, still pinching myself)...so I thought you might want know how it went.. and I or I should say my wonderful agent Carole took some pics...

I left the flat in good time as I wasn't quite sure where I was going...I was to meet Carole for a cup of coffee first then onto the Orion offices. All was going well until I emerged from the tube station...wind whipping up from below and whirling all around me. I had frantically grab the front of the wrap dress so it wouldn't flap open and hold the back of it down so I didn't do a 'Marilyn Monroe' as I came to street level.


The Mountbatten Hotel (Under scaffolding)

The interior
I quickly found the hotel and settled in to the lush surroundings. DD would love the purple velvet everywhere...Carole and I started chatting and I think could have stayed there all day just catching up, but we had a meeting...so off to Orion House.

It was amazing...champagne and people telling me how they loved my book (what more could I ask for???). Lining Kate's shelves were books by some of my favourite authors and friends (I almost felt that they were there with me smiling and enjoying the bubbles too) - I could just tell I was going to be in good hands.


Carole, Moi and Kate

Kate and Moi
After a tour of the offices (cool to see the art department working on all sorts of covers) we walked to a nearby restaurant, The Forge, for a delicious lunch and more champagne. I think I did a tremendous amount of chatting (nerves or champagne or both???) as I was the last to finish my cod with samphire. Then it was time to say goodbye to Kate and guess what?

Yes, Carole and I took a few minutes to shop for shoes...bliss.

Tomorrow is another busy and exciting day...lunch with Carole, pre RNA party drinks with Kate and her Orion collegues and then the RNA Summer party (and oh, I just happened to have found a wonderful new dress at TK Max yesterday...). It's a hard life but someone has to do it.

21 comments:

Debs Carr said...

Oh wow! You are certainly living the dream. Good for you, Liz. x

Chris Stovell said...

Aw! It's so lovely to see it all come right for you! Congratulations, Liz.

Milla said...

just been following all this on twitter. What a fan-bloody-tastic sounding day. No wonder you're pinching yourself. Almost worth any amount of wind blowing up a crack in the pavement!

liz fenwick said...

Debs - it feels that way :-)

Thanks Chris!

Milla - it was a fantastic day...I just keep smiling

lx

Sue Moorcroft said...

Fabulous, Liz! See you at the party. x

Pauline Barclay said...

Whow fantastic! Well done and wishing you great success, Liz. x

Cally said...

Aw, brings back loads of memories of my first visit to Kate's office!

So glad you had a lovely day. Hugely deserved! xx

Alison Morton said...

Many, many congratulations. Like a fairytale heroine in a book.;-)

Lorna F said...

What a wonderful day! Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy.

Louise Marley said...

How wonderful! Congratulations!!

liz fenwick said...

Thanks Sue and Pauline.

Cally - I'm pleased it brought back good memories :-)

Alison, Lorna and Louise - thanks it was a great day

lx

Janice Horton said...

Wow - that is like a dream! Do enjoy every sip of champagne and every moment, Liz. I'm sure there's even more excitement to come - like publication day - I can't wait to read The Cornish House!!!

Julie Cohen said...

A dream come true...thank you for sharing it! So happy for you!

Anonymous said...

Lovely post, Liz - so exciting! Off to Amazon now to pre-order your book. xxx

Lyn McCulloch said...

Sorry - above was me!

Jenny Beattie said...

That's all so exciting and so inspiring to read about it. Enjoy the party. Jx

BellaKay said...

You are my inspiration! Congratulations on your success.

liz fenwick said...

Janice I enjoying every drop of champange and every *squee* moment because they have to last me through the dark days which will come...

Julie - dreams really do come true - if you work blooody hard and don't give up as you well know :-)

Lyn - I still can't bellieve and I can't believe people are pre-ordering over a year in advance. it's exciting and unbeleiveable and wonerful!

JJ and Bella -thanks...

lx

Phillipa said...

Congratulations - bet you're floating on a cloud!

Jan Sprenger said...

How wonderful, Liz. Loved the green dress, too!

Jayne said...

Fantastic! Love your choice of dress. And those bubbles were well deserved! Looking forward to your book debut. :)