Okay, I admit it, I'm A BIT EXCITED about my first ever book, Infinite Sky, coming out.
Petra, better-known as Safari Poet has made a countdown widget for lots of marvellous-looking books, including mine, and many of my Lucky 13 colleagues. Have a look at it on the right hand side of the blog. It's the coolest thing I've ever seen. In my whole life.
A couple of other nice things book-related have happened lately.
One is that children and adult author/Independent columnist Terence Blacker has given a lovely blurb for Infinite Sky:
"Infinite Sky is terrific - moving, original and heartfelt. I loved it. A compelling, heart-wrenching coming-of-age story."
Terence taught me creative non-fiction at an Arvon retreat at the ridiculously gorgeous Totleigh Barton in Devon a few years ago. He saw Infinite Sky in its earliest stages, and was very encouraging and supportive, though he did have to tell me off for my presentation skills (I handed in my work on a creased bit of ripped-out notebook paper for some reason.)
The other good thing is that I'm going to do my first ever radio interview. It's with Andy Potter at BBC Radio Derby, and will be on in the next couple of weeks, and I'm going to try really hard not to say anything stupid. My dad sorted it out for me, which if you know my dad, you'll know is quite extraordinary. I have started calling him PR guy. I suggest that you do too.