HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYONE!
Well, I took the Christmas tree down yesterday, the day after Epiphany. In a moment I'll be wobbling away at the top of a ladder, trying to put the boxes of decorations away in their very high cupboard. This "packing away" time always makes me feel quite melancholy, though I do love the brand new clean-ness of New Year's Midnight and New Year's Day, when hope seems possible. And early January, when I can pretend to be making resolutions, and getting my life in order. For a while, it works!!!
One of the resolutions is to do something about updating my website. Why? Well, over the last few weeks, I've gone from an almost empty 2007, publishing-wise, to having SIX books forthcoming. Many are early readers and re-tellings, but far better something than nothing. So look out for THE PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN; LITTLE TROLL; MR BABBIT'S RABBIT, and AT THE END OF THE GARDEN with Watts, SPIGGY RED with Evans, and of course, my lovely junior fiction novel THE THIRD ELEPHANT (Walker) which I will bore you about endlessly both before and after its April 2nd publication date. Excuse my crowing, but it is just so exciting!
Must go, folks. There's ladder-wobbling to be done.