I have just heard the fantastic news that Before Marilyn – a book I wrote with Astrid Franse in 2015 – will be published in paperback on 1 October! This has come as a complete surprise to me and I can’t wait to receive my author copies, to see what the book looks like in its new format! Apparently the cover will remain the same as the hardback, but still it will be nice to add this new version to my collection.
For those of you who may not know, Before Marilyn tells the story of Marilyn’s modelling career at the Blue Book Agency. It is based around the Blue Book archive – kept by manager Emmeline Snively – which was purchased by my co-author Astrid Franse many years ago. Astrid did not realise what she had at first and was astounded when she opened the box to reveal Marilyn’s agency records! The book covers Marilyn’s modelling career, but is also something of a biography for Miss Snively and her beloved Blue Book Agency, too. Beware though – I’ve been told that the ending has made readers sob, so grab some tissues!!
I’m going to run a competition to win a signed copy, so be sure to check out my social media – @MMWriterGirl – to be in with a chance of winning one!
Until next time,