Today, I addressed an envelope to the Duchess of York and inserted a note that reads, “Best Wishes – Kamilla.”
For the past two days, I have been sorting press clippings about Simon & Schuster books, copying them and mailing them off to the authors. It’s the typical intern work, but surprisingly enough, it’s not mind numbing.
All the press clippings create a kind of S&S textbook. I know who is shortlisted for the Grampian Children’s Book Award (Sophie McKenzie), trending topics in teen fiction (angels and vampires) and why Justin Somper decided to start writing.
And there are some definite highlights. First of all, unlike all the US newspaper outlets I have visited, S&S has excellent sales and is not prophesying doom and gloom. Second, Philippa Gregory, author of The Other Boleyn Girl and The White Queen visited today. And the absolute best part:
“You’re welcome to any of the books. Here try this one, take that one and you must read this one…”
My flat’s bookshelf is now full and my list of books-to-read has increased tenfold.
Life is good.