My first Press promotion
Because of lots of red tape between the newspapers and school, my local newspaper could not come and support me when I did my book launch. However, they said they would come around to my house to do an interview and take photos. So I thought it would be a great opportunity to get my daughters friends around to get a book signed by me and although rather set up, it was really kinda fun; pizza, drinks and lots of laughs.
Being one of my first interviews I thought it went quite well. The two girls that came from the Gazette (Laura Woodcock and Katie Lunn) were really friendly and put me at ease. I told them a little about myself and of course the book and then Katie took some photo's with the kids. We had to laugh because Grace (my six year old) was pulling the strangest faces. How we got a good one I'll never know. I guess good photographers are good when dealing with children :)
Two days after Christmas I was really surprised to receive a couple of messages from my friends to say what a good article it was in the Evening Gazette. 'What . . . where . . . DAVE! (that's the hubby)quick nip to the shops for me,' I shouted.
By the time he came back from the newsagents with three copies tucked under his arm, me and the girls were jumping up and down with excitement. We really are easily pleased :)
Of course we couldn't get to the page fast enough. And when we spotted it, on pg 35 we were all delighted, a great photo and a fantastic write up. I really couldn't ask for more.
Here's the link below if you would like a peek.
Of course, my girls now think mummy is famous; soon to be walking the red carpet and buying a mansion in the countryside.
'Not famous yet,' I said, 'But Grace keep practising that lovely smile cos there's definitely more to come.' :D