Well, despite the midwinter fog here in Delhi, 2012 is settling into visible shape. Eva’s back at school tomorrow, dayjobbery is already back to business-as-usual, and my writing schedule is back on track. My opinion of 2011 was less than glowing, but there’s hope for the coming months.
I can’t remember whether I posted here about the review of Cuckoo over at the Monster Librarian website late last year (a quick search suggests not), although I definitely mentioned it on my Facebook page. It’s fair to say that the reviewer found it to be exactly his cup of tea, which is always a wonderful thing to hear. Well, further to that, I’ve just found out that, of the three hundred or more books reviewed there that year, Cuckoo is one of the handful they’ve highlighted as the picks of 2011. Thanks to the team over there for choosing to review it, and letting people know what you thought.
If you’re in the USA, there’s good news if you’re looking for a copy of Wildthyme in Purple. It’s now in stock at Who North America, a site that specialises in Doctor Who stuff, and associated spin-offs. Save yourself some overseas shipping, and grab yourself a copy there. You won’t regret it.
More new stuff in the coming months. I have a short story due in an upcoming edition of Shroud Magazine. it’s called ‘Prey’, and may or may not feature a character some of you will have met before. My story ‘Twitchers’ will turn up in the World’s Collider anthology, once I’ve knocked it into shape (and I very nearly seem to have). Later in the year, there will be a new novel, but it’s a little early to talk about that, and there are a couple more announcements that aren’t quite ready to go just yet, but will be soon.
I’m feeling good about 2012. It’s only just beginning, but already it looks like a busy and exciting year. I hope you’ll stick around as it unfurls.