Well, I’m back after my Christmas and New Year travels – a fab family Christmas back home, New Year fireworks in Dubai, paddling in the Dead Sea, then much walking round the ancient city of Petra, from which my poor tootsies have just about recovered – as I hope, has the poor horse who had to carry me back!
Here’s hoping you’ve all enjoyed a good start to 2014.
The fifteen writers below certainly have, as they’re the long-listees of the Exeter Novel Prize which was the subject of my first blog post some months back.
So I’d like to say a belated ‘Well done and congratulations!’ to
Sonya Weiss – 67 Ways to Kill Your Sister,
Heather Reed – A Puff of Madness,
Cathryn & Linsey Davies – Bleeding Empire,
Anne Summerfield – Brighton Revels,
Sarah Palmer – I Wish, I Wish,
Elizabeth Ballagher – Line of Memory,
Jonathan Taylor – Mellissa,
Daniel Knibb – New Faces,
Gillian Barr – Pier Terrace,
Su Bristow – Sealskin,
Jean Burnett – Servant of Darkness,
Joan Brennan – The Bean Farm,
Susan Luddem – The Bearded Ladybird,
Barbara Hudson – Timed Out,
Catherine Hamblen – Trusted,
The shortlist will be announced next month. Good luck to you all …