It’s been a while between drinks over here at Book Ends, hasn’t it?
A LOT has gone on behind the scenes though.
I’ve been rewriting my own novel, following some excellent feedback from two agents. The air is prickling with possibility. But I have had my moments of Absolutely. Freaking. Out. However, I read this brilliant thing yesterday and am attacking the MS again with renewed vigour.
It’s getting there. Slowly.
I also have recorded two episodes for the podcast on my recent trip to Australia, which will be available very soon. I interviewed the awesome and hilarious Rae Earl, author of My Mad Fat Teenage Diary, who now lives in my home town; and Ramona Koval, writer, broadcaster and one of Australia’s most respected literary journalists….and, truth be told, the reason I started this podcast in the first place. Sitting opposite her, with my mp3 recorder between us, sipping Greek mountain tea on a wintry Melbourne day, was one of those pinch-yourself moments.
I am thrilled with both interviews and can’t wait to share them with you.
I have also lined up some more exciting guests who will be subject to my interrogation very soon – including Gemma Burgess, who will feature on here tomorrow with a written interview to celebrate the UK publication of her latest book, Brooklyn Girls.
It’s all good in the hood in these parts, so do stay tuned!