And as if that wasn't enough, there was also the excitement of seeing Coming Home to Cuckoo Cottage venturing out into the world and into the hands of some of my favourite fellow authors. Fingers crossed they enjoy it as much as Christie Barlow did. There'll be more news on that very soon but in the meantime, thank you Milly Johnson for this lovely pic.
The working week ended with a real treat as on Friday night my lovely other half and I headed down to the ginormous Waterstones on Tottenham Court Road to celebrate the launch of Then. Now. Always. with beautiful Isabelle Broom. It was wonderful to catch up with some familiar faces and chat about all things current and exciting in the Land of Books. A really fun evening was had by all and it is always exciting to see friends and colleagues in real life rather than through the computer screen. The midnight train journey home was 'interesting', but the least said about that the better.
Thank you Annette for this fab photo
Next week I'm heading back to Wynbridge and working on the second draft of Sleigh Rides and Silver Bells at the Christmas Fair. I absolutely love this stage of writing - the skeleton is looking nice and healthy and it's time to start adding in the juicy bits, all those extra layers that will turn the tale into something that will keep everyone, hopefully, turning the page.
Wishing you all a wonderful week!