Meet the “author”

This morning I had the privilege of being the guest speaker at my local library. They’ve been having monthly “Meet the Author” sessions in honour of the Year of Reading.¬† As I’m a writer, but not yet an author, I didn’t expect anyone to come to listen to me. For a while I sat there alone, in all my glory, with books and magazines spread out in front of me. I waited…waited… The librarian kept peeking around the corner, smiling pityingly at me. (I realise there’s probably no such word as “pityingly” but quite frankly I don’t care.) It was a great relief for us both when a small group finally gathered expectantly around the table. What books? What magazines? I hear you ask. Be patient; I’ll get...

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