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Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Penny Grubb & Gervase Phinn

Such a lot has been happening, though not unfortunately on here. Its time to catch up and move forward.
On the 18th September I travelled to the beautiful Beverley for a book signing by local author Penny Grubb. We then had a lovely meal at a local hostelry followed by a visit to the authors home. Where drinks and snacks were abundant, not to mention some truly scrumptious cakes. Back on diet soon:) Sitting there listening to other writers and friends meant a pleasant afternoon passed far too quickly.

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.

2 comments:

Penny Grubb said...

Glad you enjoyed it, Paula. Just signed the contract on the next one - The Jawbone Gang - which should be out sometime next year, so there'll be another party.
See also http://pennygrubb.blogspot.com/2010/09/busy-book-launch-with-unexpected-sheep.html for the inside track on this one.

PaulaC said...

Thanks Penny I will watch the progress closely.