On Monday morning I fly to the USA for a month long sales trip for Plum Pudding! Saying that I am excited would be an understatement! It's buried under mild panic of course: the list of things still to do before I go doesn't seem to be getting any smaller! If anything, it seems to be getting bigger and bigger! What started off as bite size is now one seriously Big Apple! Hah!
I'm getting there with it all though and I could not be brimming with more joy and anticipation about this trip! Whilst there I will be armed with some truly exceptional material for the incredibly talented individuals that we represent. I'm attending BEA for a raft of meetings and visiting a huge variety of publishers and other clients in New York City. I will also be making a few trips further afield to places including Boston, Tennessee and, if I can squeeze it in, a flight over to the opposite side to the US to catch up with some of our West Coast publishers! My days there are already crammed with back to back meetings with both the clients that we already have excellent and established relationships with and with some brand new contacts, with whom I cannot wait to forge new opportunities and connections for our wonderful author/illustrators! I've also got a few other ventures for PP up my sleeves and will be meeting with people that will continue to help us expand our ever growing presence in the USA! Watch this space.
So, I am buzzing and because I am, I really want to share some of my time there with all of you at home, so look out for the occasional blog update from me over the next few weeks! Plum Puddings and Big Apples? I can only assume this will be an utterly delicious trip! For now, farewell and see you on the other side of the pond!