While in the bookshop I noticed that Gervase Phinn was coming to a booksigning there too, and immediately made plans to go and see him. What an opportunity, having first encountered him on the Ester Ranzan show many years ago. I have several of his books and they always make me laugh out loud. Then a thought entered my head. Wouldn't it be amazing to interview him? Well yes, but he is so famous, would he be interested? I sat down and wrote him a cheeky and flattering letter. No harm in trying. He got back to me saying he would be delighted! If you don't ask, you don't get.