Happy 2016 – let the games begin!
Hello all – it’s about time I wrote another blog post; I see the last one was at the beginning of November, gulp. I do hope you all enjoyed Christmas, and managed to emerge from it without having gone completely bankrupt! Isn’t it gas how we always manage to find an extra bob or two for the sales…..
On the book front I’m delighted to report that I’ll be home for Christmas sold very very well indeed – publishers are delighted – so many thanks to all who played a part in that. I was lucky enough to get a TV slot on RTE the week before Christmas – I had a little chat on the couch with Daithí and Maura from the Today show – which I’m sure helped. I’m bracing myself for sales to tumble now though – the trouble with a Christmas-themed book is its relatively short shelf life – and I saw to my dismay that Amazon.com wasn’t making it available until TODAY, January 1 – hard to see the marketing logic behind that timing! But I’m only the writer, and I get no say at all in sales dates, so I’d better suck it up before I’m blacklisted!
Of course I haven’t been idle since my last blog post. I’ve been cracking away on the next – number thirteen, lucky for some – and if I say so myself, I’m quietly pleased with how it’s shaping up. Title is The Reunion, and it’s centred around two sisters who have just been invited to their 20-year school reunion (apologies if I’ve already told you this – my memory has become scarily bad). Anyway, I’m about two thirds through it, and it’s due to be published in June, all going well. Waiting to see a draft of a cover in the next few weeks – always exciting to get the first glimpse.
So that’s about it, except to wish you and yours, in the infancy of 2016, the very best of health and happiness for the coming year and beyond. Thank you again for your kind words and support – I can assure you it means more than you can possibly know.