A couple of days ago, a copy of my Marilyn Monroe biography was
offered as part of an auction to raise funds for a plaque to commemorate Ross McNaughton, a lifelong fan of Marilyn, who lost his brave battle with leukaemia earlier this month.
All sorts of memorabilia has been donated, proof (not that it was needed) of the regard in which Ross was held. I was pleased that the book was considered worthy to be part of the auction, but amazed to see the bidding grow from $10 all the way through to the eventual winning amount of $45.
It will be a pleasure to sign the book and send it on its way to the winning bidder, Veronica, on Monday and however much the overall auction raises, I’m sure the end result will be a heartfelt tribute to a lovely man...
Also on the book front, I’ve been busy proof reading Desperately Seeking Susan Foreman before the manuscript is send to BearManor (don’t worry Maureen, it still needs your expert eye!). I’ve also got the Gateshead Thunder history to go through one last time before it can go on sale; the cover needs a bit of work too, but so far the text reads pretty well.
I was hoping to get the chance to sit outside and do some of the proof reading accompanied by blue sky, warm sun and a glass of wine, but on the basis we had snow, hail, rain and a howling wind yesterday, I’m not overly confident for this afternoon.
No matter, indoors with a Doctor Who DVD and a can of pop will do just fine...
All my own work... almost.