Usually I only receive bills and junk mail through the post but today I received my copy of the 2013 Words by the Water programme. I was very excited. My name appears in print alongside likes of Sally Vickers, Jenny Uglow and Tracy Chevalier. I’m a small part of the Bookcase Day on the 7th of March. I will be talking about my new book, Riding By Moonlight – a retelling of some of the border ballads. Each story is prefaced by some relevant historical information that provides context.
Excitement aside, I’ve got a little less than a month to plan my talk, practise a flourishing signature and try to get rid of my cold.