Wow – what a great honour it was to be asked to meet Lee Child – one of the UK's best selling authors! If you're a regular of mine, you'll know I've interviewed several authors and an agent, and featured quite a bit over the months about writing a novel. Of course mine is a Mills & Boon, so I was particularly interested when I heard what Lee's going to be selling.
He's appearing on QVC this Thursday with his brand new book in hardback – 'The Affair'. It's going to have his signature too. We've got a bit of an exclusive since he's not doing many interviews and I was thrilled to be asked to chat to him about this 'prequel' story.
His hero is the famous Jack Reacher – a bit of a heart-throb/love 'em and leave 'em/hard-nosed ex- military kind. But in this story, we see him in his younger days and get some painful answers about why he becomes the man who's helped Lee sell over 20 million books globally. In 'The Affair', Jack actually has a fully fledged romance – so it's a must for all the women who want to be with him and all the men who want to be him. And a dead cert for all Lee Child addicts!
I'll be asking Lee about why this book is the perfect first purchase if you've never read one of his before, and about the film that's just being made starring Tom Cruise. Do try to watch this Thursday – or record it – if you can. One of my proudest moments on QVC, for sure. Lee is also a lovely guy. In our preparation I met him to talk about being an author and what advice he'd give to anyone starting out now.
Good advice eh!
His book would make the best gift for those 'difficult to buy for' guys – and teenagers – and women who love a strong hero! Er… I guess that's most people! Join me on QVC in the 9am Morning Show on Thursday (22nd September). Or else I may be able to post the link to watch the interview at a later date – check any comments below if you miss it.
By the way – another fab hero is Justin Timberlake – in 'Friends with Benefits' – review coming in the next blog – don't miss it!