Having failed to write a novel in which the main character is a thinly disguised version of me, I am pleased to report I will be appearing in a book as myself, fully fledged and undisguised. It is an honour any writer would wish.
`The book is being written by a librarian who works in the library I frequent. Based on Chris Paling’s ‘Reading Allowed: True Stories and Curious Incidents from a Provincial Library’.. the non-fiction work will profile some of the charming odd bods and other characters Steph has encountered in her twenty years on the job. At this stage, she tells me, a chapter is devoted to me and an overview of the sort of books I have recommended the library purchase, along with the one rogue volume we did battle over. I lost.
The manuscript is well advanced. I am angling for an early read. A bit of input I am sure would be of assistance.