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)|
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.