Thursday, 10 September 2009

Fancy a cuppa??

Had a lovely time at the inaugural meeting of the Mills and Boon book club on Tuesday evening. Gorgeous little teashop in London's soho called Yumchaa (clever eh). Had a lovely Raspberry and Vanilla Iced Tea and then got quizzed about my favourite subject... Me!

No just kidding. Actually it was the wonderful world of being a Mills and Boon author. Met some very nice people, including an aspiring author from Australia and an eighty year old lady who had previously worked in sexual health medicine (I think). Even got interviewed by a reporter from The Telegraph and had my picture taken (good thing I put my posh frock on).

Questions included 'Do you base any of your scenes on real life?' Answer: Actually no, but as soon as a movie star snogs me in Heathrow airport I will have!!

And that old favourite: 'Do you find it hard to write sex scenes?' Answer: No, not at all, because I think of them as action scenes (which got the very dishy guy in the front row raising his eyebrows... bless) and I'm a tart!!

Will be doing a blog on my book club debut on I Heart Presents which I haven't quite written yet, but will be up there on 14th September hopefully. In between finishing this darn book. Not long now, scenes are flowing off the keyboard, but I've still got only ten days to do about four chapters. Arghhh.

BTW, cheers Biddy Coady for rescuing me when I nattered myself into a corner and then couldn't get out again!


Joanne Cleary said...

Ahhh if only I lived further south :-(

Sounds a great evening and what a cool name for a tea shop.

Lacey Devlin said...

It sounds like it was so much fun! I would have loved to be a fly on the wall!

Heidi said...

Hi Joanne and Lacey

Yes, it was a lot of fun... Well, I enjoyed myself and the tea was really good too. Haven't had proper tea in years,

Caroline Storer said...

I echo Joanne. If only I lived further south... Sounded like you all had a great evening. Take care. Caroline x

Biddy said...

It was a fab evening! You did a sterling job!

Heidi said...

Cheers Caroline, and special cheers to Biddy, you did a great job too madam!

Kimberly said...

It was a pleasure to meet you! Our conversation has given me the impetus to persevere. As the first M&B author I've made, you made me realize just why I wanted to go down this route in the first place :)

Heidi said...

Kimberly it was great to meet you too. Best of luck with your manuscript.