Well, that didn't work out so well...

I would feel a lot worse about not having posted anything in nearly a month if anything had happened in said month, which it hasn't. This is why I don't get Facebook. I would have to be making up so many things to make regular updates that I wouldn't have time to do anything else anyway, even if there was something to do, which there clearly isn't. Surely all the more reason to not be saying anything about it.

Anyway, I do have some news today which is that I have finished my book, Dolci di Love, and it is now in the hands of my publishers in New York. It'll come out in the States next summer and elsewhere - well, that has yet to be decided.

It's been a long time coming but I think it's turned out pretty well although it's also hard to know at this stage because I have read it so many times I'm probably not the best person to judge. I look forward to not seeing it for a while and then relying on my poor memory to forget most of it and be pleasantly surprised when I come to read it again. "Oh, so that's what happens!"

By the way, thanks to all the lovely people who have sent me such fantastic emails, mostly about House of Daughters. You would not believe what a difference hearing from you makes on days when I am up to my eyeballs in things going the wrong way in the book I am working on. It can be easy as you sit hidden away in a dark room with only your computer and the gentle snores of the pet pooch for company to forget that there are people out there who like what you do and who hope you keep doing it. Some days these emails are all that's between me and a new career slinging burgers, and I don't even eat burgers. So thank you. Really. Thank you.

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