Friday, May 08, 2009

Sixth Libby on its way!

Thank you, Leigh! I'm sure you must have done the trick.

Yes, Hazel Cushion, MD of Accent Press, rang me yesterday to say they would like a 6th Libby Sarjeant novel. That's good, because I'd already done most of the research. So, next March 8th, Murder in The Green will make its appearance. I have actually started writing it, so with a bit of luck I won't end up in a mad panic at the end.

I shall try and continue with the stand-alone along side MITG. I know writers who can do this, the indefatigable Penny Jordan, for instance, who not only writes her three M&Bs a year, but one for Avon and another for HC under the name of Annie Groves. Don't know how she does it. I think I'm much lazier.

Now looking forward to the RNA Summer party next Wednesday, and my own little launch party on May 18th. Such larks.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Girls, shed and new Libby

Baby Kitty, Auntie Philly, Nana, Lou and my shed. on Twitpic

Spontaneous snap of us in the garden taken by son-in-law on his Blackberry. Show off. Ghastly of me, as usual, but the girls look pretty. My shed/summerhouse is behind us where I sleep - sorry, work - occasionally in the afternoons, and where yesterday I began research for a new Libby book, suggested by Lou on Monday while we watched May Day celebrations (a lot of people stamping and waving sticks and hankies) in Whitstable. Will now offer it with great trepidation to Accent Press and hope they want me to go ahead. Please all email them and say how much you want a 6th in the series! Not if you hate them, of course.

Oh, and congratulations to Christina's TBT on passing his CBC. Hooray!

Sunday, May 03, 2009

May day, may day!

It's the May bank holiday weekend and I've been out in the evening two days running. First to an excellent gig, Kit Curtis and The Scene, a band comprised of family and friends (how unusual - I'm called the band mafia mother in this part of the world) and second to a Mama Mia evening at the theatre. Not in the auditorium, but just for rowdy members in the bar, where we all sang and giggled and made fools of ourselves. Great fun.

Now I'm on Twitter I procrastinate even more, as I said before, but at least it's helping me post pictures: Baby Kitty with Nana Lesley on TwitpicGus and Kitty Coombes.  I am NOT a doting grandmother... on Twitpic


Book comes out in two weeks. Might have a little party to celebrate.