Anatomy of Murder is coming out in the US in the new year, and I’m delighted to have got this review from Publisher’s Weekly in the run up to publication. Ned sighed rather deeply when I was whimpering for coffee this morning, so I countered with ‘but darling, I’ve got memorable prose.’ Coffee came.
And the review wasn’t the only nice thing that happened yesterday. I am lucky enough to be on Amanda Craig’s guest-list for her salon, and we met up last night. Amanda has written about the salon for the current edition of Mslexia. (Fantastic magazine. They published my first short story, so have a lot to answer for). I always come home very cheerful from Amanda’s evenings. Basically it’s all very casual and a chance to chat with a bunch of other female authors about anything, personal or professional, over dinner. Can’t tell you the number of times I’ve been talking to someone there, then about ten minutes into the conversation discovered they are as famous as God and have probably sold as many books. Well, you know, close. And people are just very friendly and helpful. It’s a safe place to sound off, make friends, get advice. I met Mary Hoffman there, and got involved with The History Girls Blog as a result, which is another reason to be grateful. I hope Amanda realises how much we appreciate it.
Right. Coffee is here and it’s time to work.