It was an exhausting and exhilarating week in the UK. While I was there, I blogged about it a bit using my Blackberry (I’m not a good two-finger typist, so that was a challenge) and you can read about it here, on the Transworld Publishers site: .
The trip certainly started off on a high note. While on the flight over, on British Airways, one of the male flight attendants came up to my seat and very hesitantly said, “I’m sorry to disturb you, but may I ask you a question?” And I thought: Uh oh. What did I do wrong now? Then he said, “We noticed your name on the passenger list. There’s a very famous writer by that name, and the crew was wondering if it’s you?”
This has never happened to me before. Ever. (Of course it meant that I had to be on my best behavior for the rest of the flight!)
The tour was a blast (as you’ll see in the Transworld blog). And last Tuesday afternoon, I had a wonderful bit of news: KEEPING THE DEAD will debut on the London Times hardcover bestseller list at #2 — right after John Grisham.