The caller explained that PRIME wanted to use LitB as a case study. Were we happy to for them to send our details to the press?
We managed to overcome our concerns about media intrusion, the paparazzi, and phone-hacking and agreed. Shortly afterwards, we received a phone call from Marcus Duffield. He wanted to interview me on behalf of Choice Magazine.
They run a regular feature (called New Directions) about people who have a radical change in life. Marcus sent me an example from a previous issue. It nearly put me off doing the interview.
The example dealt with the experiences of an RAF engineer who traded a life amongst Harriers and Phantoms for one amongst the skiing fraternity of the French Alps. My experiences seemed decidedly mundane compared to such a (literal) high flyer.
Still, Marcus was encouraging. We chatted over the phone for half an hour or so and he managed to turn my ramblings into a coherent article. I never got to see who featured in Choice Magazine's next "New Directions" article, but I can't help feeling that I was an easier act to follow than my predecessor.
*We're aspiring to a media blitz but we all have to begin somewhere.