Phil: Last week I gained a new Twitter follower. Pleasant enough, but there was a surprise attached.
My new friends last tweet was: “A very funny read: an horticulture agency, including plant pathology and redundancies!” along with a link to our book on Amazon.
I recognised the name as one of the scientists I’d worked with over 16 years ago in my days on the veg research IT helpdesk. Joana wasn’t one of our regular visitors (the one you remember with a shudder) so how had she found our book?
It turns out that it was all down to Leamington Spa railway station.
Platform 3 is home to a bookcase in the waiting room. People leave books and collect others, all free of charge. A few weeks ago, I’d dropped off a copy of Kate vs the Dirtboffins, complete with new cover in there. When I checked a couple of weeks later, it had gone and I wondered if the person who’d got it was enjoying the read.
It seems she was.
Not only that, but she passed it on to her friend Joana who suspected that HRI where she works and HRA in the book might be related!
The book has continued on its journey and a signed copy has been bought and dispatched. Giving away copies of your book pays off it seems. Best of all, I keep hearing, “We can’t wait to see what happens next.”
So Nolan, we better finish book 2!