Christmas Greetings

The well made plans of mice and men…and writers… to those of you who are anxiously waiting for my next book to appear on the shelves, I can only say sorry. It should be out by Mothering Sunday. The editing has proved to be far more extensive than I first anticipated. However, as the result will be a much better book, I can only ask you to be patient.

I have been fighting off a particularly nasty bug. Having coughed my way through the past few weeks I am now struggling like mad to get ready for Christmas. I do believe I’m nearly there, but then I thought that about my book! (By the way it is called ‘Four Miles from Paradise’, and, although I say so myself, it is a cracking story.) In the meantime if you’re stuck for presents ‘Pebbles on a Beach’, The Haunting of Harriet’ and ‘Sweet Dreams’ are still available.

Anyway,the real purpose of this post is to wish you all a wonderful Christmas, filled with joy and peace. In a world  preoccupied with violence and greed, I intend to spend a few days with my friends and family,  enjoying company, and life. However, as there will be five dogs, thirteen month old twins, and a motley crew ranging from thirty to eighty-five – one vegetarian, one non-fish eater, one gluten free, one diary intolerant and one only able to eat pureed food, oh, and just one cook – I have already moved to plan ‘B’. I am setting up an intravenous drip of Bombay and tonic…I hope you too have a very Merry Christmas. xx