It started in the usual way. Dear blah blah would you be interested etc etc....No thanks our list is full! Anyway, variety is the spice of life so I thought I would try to get my biography of Mike Sanchez (see above for working title), published by one of the many blues and rockabilly magazines around. No joy, although they have all offered free publicity, Especially Juke Blues , Blues & Rhythm and Blues In Britain. Two of them, however, pointed me in the direction of Music Mentor Books, as the owner, George Groom-White specialises in music books.
So I sent off a synopsis and chapter breakdown in an email together with a bio of myself.
I got a reply saying he was giving it serious consideration, and then another asking for more details which I eagerly supplied. Finally, yesterday, he offered a publishing contract. Really! I am awaiting the draft, but for a niche book such as this its as good as it gets. Now I just need to get Mike on the BBC and that's the marketing sorted! Well maybe not but its a huge step forward. Publication planned for early next year. Watch this space for future updates.