The day she tried her hand at romance was life changing – in the best of ways. From scratching a living and writing in snatched moments she became an ‘overnight success’ and a wealthy woman.
The publisher who picked up her second romantic novel sent their publicist to see her. He came away dejected and at a loss as to what to do.
“She’s impossible,” he said to his boss. “Sixty something, plain as a pikestaff and cripplingly shy. She isn’t even photogenic.”
Which was how the man who illustrated the book jacket drew an idealised ‘portrait’ of the author too….