Yes, this time I really think I am emerging from a winter that has passed in a blur of sickness and exhaustion that has knocked me flat for months.  I’ve been struggling to keep up with everything and obviously the blog was ignored for far too long.  But I’m back at work now and just finished the next book –  waiting in nervous anticipation for the comments of my publisher and editor.  There were times when I thought I wouldn’t make it with this one.  It was a struggle to find out what I was doing, strange how physically illness also affects the ability to see and think clearly.  So –  fingers crossed!

Meanwhile it’s such great news that Canadian writer Alice Munro has won the Nobel Prize for Literature.  If you haven’t read her work now’s the time to start.