Not all authors go on book tours accompanied by a PR person who also writes. Cathy Cassidy came with Puffin’s Adele Minchin. Her name had leapt out at me from the shelf at offsprings’ school library soon after I first came into contact with her at Puffin.
Adele’s book, for teenagers, is called The Beat Goes On, and is about HIV and Aids. The story contains a lot of things that makes you think. It’s so easy to believe that you can understand the awfulness of HIV and Aids, but you don’t. This book is an eye opener, and I can really recommend it. I’m only surprised there aren’t lots more books out there on this subject. There should be.
Anyway, publishing world PR types don’t go on tour, unless they are selling some other author. So I finally came face to face with Adele Minchin yesterday, and turned the tables so that she had a book to sign too.
Sorry about that Adele, but I see no reason why you should escape.