We're almost halfway through March and the daffodils are just beginning to bloom in this part of Kent. But winter refused to go quietly in the UK this year, and we were snowed in for several days thanks to the so-called Beast from the East. It was great fun, though, and without all the usual distractions I was able to get a serious amount of writing done!
I am now almost two thirds of the way through the seventh Riverdale book and think this could actually be Poppy and Cloud's most exciting adventure yet! There are a couple of new characters that I am absolutely loving, and it is so great to be back at Riverdale. I know the place is fictional, but it does feel like my home in some strange parallel universe!
Setting myself a weekly word count target has really helped speed this book along, although I failed miserably to meet it last week, what with one thing and another. Life does have an annoying habit of getting in the way of my writing!
But with a bit of luck and a fair wind I am hoping for a May release. I will, of course, keep you posted!
The snow put paid to riding one week but I managed a lovely ride on Dobbie last week. I was amazed there were still snowdrifts. This was the first and smallest. We ended up turning back when we reached one that was waist height - discretion being the better part of valour!
Anyway, I have some exciting news. You know how I love playing Father Christmas (albeit without the beard and belly!) by offering free children's books? I have joined forces with 12 other authors to bring you an exclusive offer - 13 ebooks for middle grade and young adult readers.
What I'm really excited about - and I hope you will be too - is that five of the books are horse stories, including The Thirteenth Horse, by yours truly.
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And happy reading!