If it hadn’t have been for Mrs Darcy, I’d be having my first short story collection published round about now. So of course instead of feeling massively grateful that I have got a book out there, I’m actually feeling ever so slightly jealous of AJ Ashworth and Cassandra Parkin, who have their Scott Prize collections out any day now. I’m really looking forward to getting may hands on both of these collections, although I’ve had a sneak preview of Cassandra’s and it’s ace – and I’ve said as much on the cover quote on the back of the book.
Still, I was very pleased to see Salt’s programme for 2012 when it appeared yesterday – loads of really good stuff coming up, and there’s my next book sitting pretty in one of the slots for October! Can’t wait In the meantime I have Mrs Darcy to keep me company, and she’s pretty demanding, I can tell you…