Earlier this month, I went to London and Munich with my friend Sarah Rodman, a music and TV writer at The Boston Globe. We saw George Michael cover Rihanna at Earl’s Court (amazing), devoured noodles at Wagamama in Piccadilly Circus (tasty), drank real German beer in a Munich brewery (heavy), and sipped Butter Beer as part of the Harry Potter Studio Tour (sweet).
We also met the UK and German publishers of The Singles.
In London, where the book is called The Wedding Guests, we dined at Penguin’s UK offices with friendly, British book bloggers Jade Craddock, of Chicklit Club, and Laura Parish (with me in the photo below), of Novel Kicks.
Later, in Germany, I was quizzed by Diana Verlag publishing folks about why men don’t talk about their feelings. It was amusing. (To see the interview, click here and then hit the “buchtrailer” tab.)
I learned during my trip that there aren’t many advice columns in Germany. There are a few in women’s magazines, but they’re not taken very seriously. Maybe I should open up a Love Letters bureau over there.
While in London, I got the fantastic news that The Singles will be published in France. I’m thinking that a trip to Paris might be in order. Yes? Oui? Of course.