2012, Here We Come!

Here's wishing you all much happiness this coming New Year, whatever 2012 may bring ...

Today I am blogging over on the DFB StoryBlog about the best beloved Christmas stories of my childhood (I just love how my publisher calls itself a 'Story House' and its blog a 'Story Blog') ... This piece is very special to me - please, please come by, have a read and leave a comment!

A Tree for Nick by Mary Lou Brown (1959) - one of my all time favourite Christmas reads!

Also, do come by Notes from the Slushpile where there's a bit of a poetry duel going on amongst my fellow slushies - featuring a behind the scenes transcript of email exchanges while we were working ont our very popular recent Countdown to Christmas series which featured editors and agents galore.

It's gonna be a busy year for me - hopefully with my new book out in late 2012 and lots of authorly events! Wish me luck!

Meanwhile, from me and my family ...

... and an extra Happy New Year!