Well, I had the best surprise ever this week! On Tuesday Cindy (my editor) emailed to say that The Little Book of Marilyn had arrived in the Running Press office! Since the book isn’t published until July, I hadn’t expected it to arrive until at least June, so I nearly fell off my chair when I read the message!
My official author copies are going to be sent to me soon, but Cindy said she would mail two copies in the meantime. Since her office is in Philadelphia and I’m in England, I was prepared for a little wait, but the very next day I woke up to a message from UPS, saying that my package would be arriving on Thursday – just two days after posting!
So as you can imagine, I was glued to my window all day yesterday, which did not go down well with Betty the Bichon, who has a fit every time I go near there! Finally, shortly after 3 pm (after the quickest dog walk in history!), the truck pulled up at my door and just moments later, the books were in my impatient hands. I made a somewhat excited video for Instagram, which you can see here: https://www.instagram.com/p/BxPwBVNnCu9/ (Note: I did try to embed it, but for some reason the new blog editor won’t let me embed any Instagram videos or photos anymore, even though there is a special button dedicated to it! Anyone know how to get round this?!).
I will be sharing some more book snippets in the weeks ahead, but in the meantime, you can see some of the pages in the video above, and also Amazon has several photos if you want to scoot over there later! I can tell you right now that this is probably the most colourful book I’ve ever had the pleasure of writing – hot pink and sunshine yellow appear regularly, while sky blue pops up too! I think these colours fit perfectly with the tone of the book, which is most definitely FUN!
I’ll be doing a competition in the coming weeks, to win a signed copy of the book, so please keep checking back. Until then, thanks for your continued support. It means more to me than you’ll ever know.
Until next time,
The Little Book of Marilyn is available to pre-order now. Please visit the Running Press website for all your buying options!