I have been reading blogs on writing and publishing for many years, really since ancient times in internet terms, but I have always been by nature a lurker rather than one of the commenterarti. Now with paperback publication of my first book imminent in the UK, and the hardback of the second on the way soon after I can’t help feeling it’s high time I joined in. My aim is to write one or two reasonably substantial pieces a week about the books, the writing, the research and the experience of becoming a published writer with occasional odds and ends thrown in as I think of them. That said, I’m keeping this blog quiet for now, so if you’ve found this blog in its early, shambling infancy then please, shhhh! Don’t tell anyone about it till I’ve found my feet a bit ok?