Cari Rosen, author of The Secret Diary of a New Mum (Aged 43 1/4), recalls a hiding place among the geology shelves in her favourite local library:
I hid in my local library to write the pitch for Secret Diary. My husband thought I was at work (I was interning for a literary agent – handy as it turned out) but I was actually just up the road, nestled between periodicals and geology, tapping out sample chapters and selling points.
I didn’t tell anyone (including husband) that I’d even had an idea for a book until the deal was signed and sealed. I still think about my top secret Secret Diary every time I walk past the library and it still makes me smile (oh and NO ONE ever took out any of the books on geology)