Sorry for my long absence, it has been a busy month. With Too Much Trouble finished, the cover completed and proof copies on the way it’s been time for new things.
A week ago I began an exciting new job at a wonderful junior school in Camden, London. I’ve been busy planning, preparing my classroom and polishing my rusty teaching skills. I had a tough start with my class, especially with a few lively boys. But we’ve all settled in now and those same lively boys are some of my favourites. Sorry, no I don’t have favourites really!
New baby on the way, just a few short months to go then they’ll be three Avery boys. Can’t wait, but naming a baby is even harder than naming a character, as you might expect.
And new novels. As well as continuing to write my Prince and the Pauper tale, which incidently has a name, A Brief Happiness, (let me know what you thnk of the title!) I have started a fantasy novel which I’m quite excited about. It seems to be a much longer term project than A Brief Happiness, which is coming along quickly.
A further quick note on fantasy novels, can I highly recommend Garth Nix’s wonderful trilogy, Sabriel, Lirael and Abhorsen. Some of the finest fantasies I’ve read in recent years, well worth investing some time in.