I am home home homity home. I had a wonderful time in Hanoi, writing, exploring, meeting people, writing, walking, writing… but all good things must come to an end, and coming home is always fabulous. It is wonderful to be back with my wonderful family, to walk on my beach, to see my friends and to sleep in my own bed.
It is taking me a little while to get back into the swing of daily life – with the wedding of one of my sons happening soon after my arrival and, of course, three months worth of things to catch up on. It’s a good kind of busy, though, and I am happy and content.
One of the things I had to do when I got home was open three months worth of mail, a task which took a few days. It was a specially lovely surprise to find not one but two parcels containing author copies of new books – installments seven and eight of my Sage Cookson series.
First, there was Stormy Weather, which sees Sage visit Townsville and experience a cyclone first hand.
This book is dedicated to my friends at Kirwan Primary in Townsville, a school which holds a very special place in my heart. My annual visit there is a highlight of my touring calendar. I have signed a copy and posted it off to Kirwan – a tiny token of my very great love for the school and every one there.
And then there was a second parcel containing copies of Snow Day, in which Sage (and her parents) head off to the snow for a relaxing weekend – with Sage promising to stay away from danger.
Both books are out now.
As for me, I am busy, among other things, finishing off the two new books I started work on in Hanoi, among many other things.