I just got back from London, and the day really snuck up on me (Darn February…why is it so short??)
I was in London sightseeing with my mom (it was a first time for both of us and it was magical!) and also visiting the UK offices for Harlequin.
I’d never had the opportunity to visit one of my publishers before, and while I’ve met many of Harlequin’s editors at conferences, I’ve never been on their home turf.
When I arrived, I went in for a meeting with the whole Presents team. We talked about the years I’ve had with them, and the years ahead, and it was wonderfully encouraging.
Next up, my mom, and everyone in the office, joined us for a champagne/sparkling grape juice toast.
Then we went on a tour of the office. I loved getting a chance to see where everyone works. I’m fascinated by how things run on the ‘other side of the computer’. The desks are set up in groups, and that keeps the teams for various lines in close communication. A massive contrast to working at home like I do!
From the main office area, we went upstairs to see the social media crew, then on to my very favorite part of the tour - the library. It’s filled with all of the books published from Harlequin UK over more than ten years. It’s AMAZING to say the least!
I may have sneaked out with a few books…maybe. I won’t confirm or deny.
But then, it wouldn’t surprise anyone to know I had! One thing that’s very clear about everyone in this business - editor or writer - is that we LOVE books.
And speaking of books…since it’s my birthday, I want to give YOU a present!
I’m going to pick FIVE commenters to receive ebook copies of my recent North American releases - A Game of Vows and Her Little White Lie!
Leave a comment below for your chance to win!