Romford Market has been a special place ever since I was a little girl. Every time I’m there I feel like I’m fresh off the bus with my Mum, looking at jellied eels in a bucket, taking in the scent of fresh flowers, and hunting for bargains. The sights, sounds, and smells make me feel like a kid all over again.
So there I was, wandering around enjoying the atmosphere, when I made my way into Pat’s book stall. In the 30+ years it’s been in business, Pat at the Alpha Book Company has hosted Martina Cole and Kimberley Chambers’ book signings. So, I figured maybe Pat would be interested in stocking some of my books, too.
I walked up to Pat, and said, “Hello, my name is Sandra…” and before I could even finish introducing myself, she finished my sentence for me! She said, “Sandra Prior!” I couldn’t believe she knew who I was!
As I was getting over THAT shock, Pat threw another surprise my way. She told me that people had been asking for both Dangerous and Diamond Geezer. So, now my books are officially for sale at the Alpha Book Company in Romford Market! Pat’s facebook page is at https://www.facebook.com/AlphaBookCompany I never would have guessed all those years ago — when I was wandering around with Mum — that I would actually be able to head into Pat’s book stall and see my own writing for sale!
I’ve accomplished so much in my writing career, but seeing my books for sale in good ol’ Romford market is certainly one of the highlights! After I spoke to Pat, I spent the rest of the day buzzing with excitement. I even had a small celebration, complete with pie, mash and a stiff drink. I toasted to Pat, to Mum, and to the Taylor family!