Hey folks! Hope you're cool. I'm fine.
Sorry, I've been away TOO long.
So, I've been feeling a little celebratory for a few days now (do have some bubbly won't you?) because, even after my 'more realistic target of a publication date at the end of January', the new novella still isn't published, BUT... it is in the final stages of proofing before publication! (The swell of heartfelt applause echoed insistently around the hall for a full ten minutes before a single soul would countenance taking their seat again.)
Yes, really, truly, honestly... and relievedly, excitedly-jump-up-and-downedly... it is nearly out there with you.
As you may know I'm not big on giving teaser excerpts, and true to meanie form I shall continue to resist the clamour for even just a snippet.
"Bah! How could you?!" I hear you mutter despondently into your champagne flutes.
But forbear! No, it is not that I do not love you, dear readers. It is simply that I like for you have the full story to delve into from the beginning. And you do not have too long to wait now! Keep an eye on this blog for the very first announcement, and let me just give you a heads-up that I'll be doing a Goodreads giveaway.
Okay, so what else? Oh yes, I've joined Shelfari. Just settling in there. I'll provide a link in the margin here to get you to my page there nice and quick if you want.
Lastly, y'know, it's still a little chilly outside, but the sunshine is bright and strong and it's reminiscent of a summer's day. Yes, I think the first whispers of springtime could be here!
Ciao for now.
(Now where's that crate of champers!)