It's finally happened. I've got a writing credit in a book. And not one I've published myself. A real book that's sold in shops and on Amazon.
"Which book is it?" Glad you asked that. The Beer Book, edited by Tim Hampson. I wrote the bit on Dutch beer. A small fraction of the book. But I still get my name in the list of contributors.
The book was published in September 2008. Why do I only mention it now? Because I'd been waiting until I'd seen the book myself. As I was due two free copies, I wasn't going to buy it. The publishers sent my copies out in October. They never arrived. They sent two more in December. They didn't arrive either. At the third attempt, the Dutch postal service finally managed to get them to me. They arrived yesterday in a sack. Don't ask me why. Or where the first two packages went.
I have to see that it looks really good. Very well laid out and with great photographs. Not had chance to peruse all the text yet, but it looks very thorough.
I've taken my first step on the road to literary stardom. Now I just need to persuade someone to publish a whole book of my writing. Any offers?