Daphne’s Book: I’m pleased to say in my late eighties I published my first book; The Way We Wore: A Life in Clothes. I’ve heard it said that everyone has at least one book in them and here is mine! It was published by Pan Macmillan and I enjoyed the flurry of press and interviews that surrounded its release. My days were a juggle of newspaper, radio & TV shows here in the UK and long distance as far as Australia by telephone and internet! It is now published in Japanese and Chinese with another Japanese edition coming shortly.
Daphne Selfe & Georgina Morley Editor Pan Macmillan at Shoreditch House
When I first started putting pen to paper and had a few pages of scribbled notes writing a whole book seemed a huge task. There were many doubts and thoughts about whether it would make an interesting read for anybody else and how would I get it published? I’d been told time and time again no one would be interested in a story like mine that wasn’t ‘kiss and tell’, ‘drama and intrigue’ or ‘sex, drugs and rock-n-roll’. My life story is none of these things and only by reading it will you be able to decide if publisher Pan Macmillan, literary agent Curtis Brown, modelling agent Models 1 and my family could see something in my life in print that others couldn’t! I can’t thank them enough for all their support and help.
I want to share with you my excitement at having achieved this goal and I would love you to read my story so far! But more than that I’d like to encourage you that it is never too early or too late to take on new challenges and achieve things you didn’t think you could do. Don’t listen to the big and loud reasons why you can’t do something just concentrate on the tiny signs of encouragement and take the first small step, then the next. Before you know it you have got there!
Daphne Selfe’s 1st book signing at Shoreditch House
For details of Daphne’s UK Literary Tour click or tap here
Please comment below and let me know what daunting goals you have yet to start and if you’ve read the book I’d love to know what you thought.
Now, I’m off to practise my signature……