Between the end of the enlarged Presidency meeting and our last formal engagement in Stockholm I just had the time to catch up with an old friend and former fellow Brussels writers’ workshop member, Jeremy Duns. Jeremy used to be a Brussels-based journalist, writing a spy thriller with the workshop. When he’d finished the manuscript he started to send it to agents. One agent, specialised in the genre, liked his work and before Jeremy knew it he had got a three book deal with Simon and Schuster. Now he enjoys that much dreamt-of status; he is a full-time author. We caught up on friends and acquaintances and Jeremy gave me some valuable tips on approaching the modern market.