Happy New Year, everyone!
I’m so looking forward to 2011. It’s a very special year for Jane Austen fans as it’s 200 years since her first publication – Sense and Sensibility – and I’ll be doing my bit to celebrate this. In June, I’ll be speaking at the Worcester Literary Festival and, in July, I’ll be giving a talk at Jane Austen’s House Museum in Chawton.
I’ll also be kept busy with publications. The Perfect Hero comes out at the end of April in the UK. It’s my second novel about Jane Austen addicts and is set in Lyme Regis. This will also be the first year that I’ll be published in the US with A Weekend with Mr Darcy coming out in July and Dreaming of Mr Darcy (the US title for The Perfect Hero) coming out in October. Very exciting!
And, on the home front, we should be rescuing our ex-battery chickens soon. They should be arriving any day now …
Oh, and a house move is on the horizon too. At long last, we are swapping the London suburbs for a more rural setting: beautiful Wiltshire!