Never let it be said that the life of a new author is all champagne and book launches. This new author is in hiding from The Sun newspaper, not one to let its prey escape.
It's like this. As you know, the Mail on Sunday's You magazine paid sensible money for what's called "first interview" rights over TOYPD. That piece will appear on 11th March. This is good, because that money goes to the CTRT appeal.
However, the only problem with that is that I also did an interview with The Sun's very lovely and potentially BFFE reporter Emma Shrimsley. And now the Sun want their photos so they can use the interview asap. Only they can't - they have to wait until 11th March at least. Knowing the ways of tabloid newspapers the only way I can stop them running their piece is not to let them have the photos....yet. You see, if the Sun piece runs before the Mail's, I won't get the money from the Mail - it's as simple and cut-throat as that. But if I annoy the Sun, I lose the potential donations from their billions of readers...
Luckily I've been in Israel all week, so didn't get the message from The Sun about photos until midnight last night. And perhaps equally luckily, my oncologist is now insisting on putting me in hospital for a few days because for some reason I've done nothing but lose weight this past week. (I will post later on whether this is because of 'the experiment' or not....) Normally I'm quite resistant to suggestions that I go to hospital for any length of time at all, but under these circumstances, on the run from Britain's finest tabloid reporters, I'm leaping at the chance. So that's the next few days taken care of, but where will I hide after that? What would Tyra do?