Vacancy is my default state …

Firstly, thanks to everyone who has called, emailed, written, twittered, (sorry, still not completely on top of twitter) or even gone old-school and just talked to me, to tell me how much they enjoyed my book.

As a first time author, I can’t say how much I appreciate such encouragement. Especially at two in the morning, as I stare helplessly at my computer screen and wonder how on earth I’m going to save Max and Co. this time.

At the moment, she’s at Troy – the city is in flames, the Greeks are pouring up the beach and it’s definitely not looking good. They’re all well up the proverbial creek this time and not a paddle in sight.

And it will get worse.

Anyway, that’s all in Book 3 – tentatively entitled ‘A Second Chance’. I’m over half way through and I have to say it’s going quite well. So far.

I’m also writing a short St Mary’s story for Christmas in which Mrs Partridge, as the ghost of Christmases Past, Present and Future plays a not inconsiderable part. And someone unexpected turns up from the past. I think. Of course, all that could change …

I think I’m getting some sort of power complex. Controlling events and manipulating characters is really exciting. I love writing.  In what other profession can you get away with staring vacantly out of the window for an hour or so and have everyone think you’re working? People now get quite excited when I go vacant – they think I’m working. Which is just as well, because vacancy is my default state.





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