You, Me, Everything – Highlights from Norway! by Catherine Isaac
You, Me, Everything hits the shelves in most parts of the world in Spring 2018, including in the UK, where it’s being published by Simon & Schuster. But in Norway, readers are getting a sneak preview – it’s out there on September 20th.
There are a variety of important publishing-related reasons for this, but the best bit (from a purely selfish perspective) is that I’ve just been invited to jet off on my first foreign trip to promote the book.
I love travelling and Norway has long been on my bucket list. I was only in Bergen and Oslo for 48 hours, but along with the dynamic and very lovely team at my publishers Bastion Forlag, not a minute was wasted. We promoted, we schmoozed, we presented . . . basically we didn’t pause for breath. There were plenty of the highlights, including:-
- Meeting scores of enthusiastic book-sellers who, in the case of those who’d read an advance copy of Her Nå Alltid, said some very flattering things about it. They especially wanted to know all about the film option for the book and who got my vote for the leading man…
- Travelling on Bergen’s funicular railway to the top of Mount Fløyen, to catch a spectacular view of the city and surrounding fjords.
- Learning to pronounce ‘Her Nå Alltid’ (You, Me, Everything) without making a moron of myself.
- Taking a selfie in Oslo during one of the most spectacular sunsets I’ve ever seen.
- Being interviewed by some of Norway’s top-selling magazines.
- Zipping along the motorway in a posh electric car (definitely the thing to drive there)
- Signing and dedicating scores of review copies of ‘Her Nå Alltid’.
- Dining on incredible seafood in one of Oslo’s most celebrated restaurants.
- Answering questions about my writing in front of two brilliant audiences in Bergen and Oslo.
- Marvelling at how brilliant everyone’s English was. And how terrible my Norwegian was.
All in all, it was an unforgettable and completely wonderful experience, even if I did need a long lie down afterwards.