I was in Wolverhampton Library today about to do an event and a man came in while I was talking to the librarian. He was introduced to me as another writer. Paul Dowswell.
It was great to meet him. He is the author of one of my favourite books, Auslander, the story of a boy adopted into a Nazi family in 1940s Berlin. I emailed him when the book came out to say how much I loved it.
We had a quick chat and he was kind enough to lead me to WHSmith, where I needed to buy a newspaper for my workshop.