So, it’s almost time to tear the first page off the calendar, and what a month it’s been! You’re not going to hear me saying ‘What? Already?’, ‘Hasn’t that flown by!’ or any of the usual remarks – all part of my new attitude to the passing of time and enjoying every minute. You can read all about that here.
And what else has been going on? Well, I made it into Booktopia’s annual list of Australia’s Favourite Novelists again – not quite as highly placed as last year, because let’s face it, that was a bit of a fluke, and a whole lot of brilliant, hugely popular authors woke up to it this year. As they should. I’m still punching way above my weight to make it into the top 50, and that’s entirely due to my incredibly loyal and supportive readers, and the massive extended Blacklock family. Thank you all!
I’m looking forward to a very busy 2014. For those who have been asking, I won’t have a new book out this year, at least not on the shelves (though The Best Man will be re-issued in the smaller format at some stage – I’ll let you know). I am playing with a project that may end up in some kind of ebook form – perhaps even a short series. It’s at a very early stage but I am having fun with it. I’ll keep you posted. I’ll also be continuing with my new sideline proofreading and editing, which I’m loving so much – it feeds the pedant in me. And I’m in the planning stages of my big overseas trip! Come mid-year I’ll be boring you all with holiday snaps from Africa, the UK, Paris, and more!
In the meantime, if you missed my article in the Sunday Life late last year, you can find it here. It’s all about the joys of single life once the kids have moved on, and it had such a huge response, I even ended up on the telly!
I’ll also be adding Q&As and discussion points for book clubs soon – so keep an eye out. If your book club is reading one of my books, drop me a line and let me know, and I’ll post the relevant material asap.
Feel free to wander around the rest of my site. You’ll find lots of information about my books, upcoming appearances, you can sign up for my newsletter, or follow my blog. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions!
And don’t forget you still have time to put your name in the hat, figuratively speaking, to win a copy of the fabulous Nefarious Doings by Ilsa Evans! I’ll keep the competition open for the rest of this week, so check it out now.
This month I’m celebrating the launch of my new novel, my 9th, The Best Man! You can go to my blog and find out more about it, and if you’ve read The Best Man, I’m leaving the Comments open for spoilers, so we can have a no-holds-barred conversation – ask me anything, talk about the characters, what you liked, what you didn’t. I’m looking forward to your feedback!
If you haven’t read The Best Man yet, or you want to try it first, you can click here for a preview.
I’m also excited to announce that The Best Man has been named one of the BEST books for September on the iBookstore. So if you have an e-reader, you can find it here, as well as very special prices on my entire backlist!
I’m still working on the website, and I’m planning to add a whole lot more – more inside information, more news, more bells and whistles! I want to make this an interactive website where I can post news regularly, and engage with you, the readers. So if there’s anything you’d really like to see on these pages, please let me know in the comments below.
Hopefully we’ll talk soon!