Hello hello, a good day indeed! Sorry for taking a while to write a few words about Really Weird Removals’ launch, I was tied up. Literally. Long story, no point in going into it now.
I’m free again and having a beans 99 at the RWR quarters. Some of you might know already that there was a little hiccup at the launch, some guests turned up late: the Floris girls, Dani’s agents Lindsey and Kathryn, and most importantly, the Phantom Dog, Clouseau, was late too. Why, I hear you say? Well, Clouseau was late because he didn’t know what to wear – decisions decisions – he finally went for tweed knickerbockers but by then, Lindsey and Kathryn were already late.
What happened to the Floris girls, I hear you say? They were with me, in my blue van. We were on the motorway, minding our own business, when I got a call. I can’t tell you who it was – I dare not speak his name…no, it’s not that, it’s just that if I write his name he’ll know I know he knows I know it was him. Clear? So anyway, I got a call from Mr Bad Guy, and he scrambled up all the electromagnetic and temporal lines around us. Before we knew it we were in a ditch in the middle of a field. Same place, wrong time.
It took us an hour to find the way back. Chani was jumping up and down, Benedicte was muttering unrepeatable words in Norwegian, and Leah was scoffing all my Halloween sweets. Thankfully I found the way back to our time, and we re-materialised in our blue van. We were so late I had to park in the Waterstones’ staffroom – the staff had their tea in the van’s backseats – but we made it!
By then Dani had finished her speech and she was hyper. She gesticulates a lot, doesn’t she? Bit like Isabella. I got to chat to a few people, and was very pleased with the reactions to the book. I think it must be my looks, I have a book face, everyone tells me.
All in all, a great night. The Bad Guy worries me though. I have this feeling we’ll be hearing more about him soon…