Sunday 29 November 2009

Gone Blogging

Today I have packed my thermos and sandwiches and can be found at the RNA Blog talking about Writing Close To Home. Do pop over there if you have a moment.

Wednesday 25 November 2009

Chocolate Box again

Oh, dear. look what I had for lunch today.

I just love the way the folk at the Galleria present this small cube of deliciousness differently every time I go in.

My phone with its attached camera had run out of battery, so I am indebted to my talented friend
Elaine for taking the photo.

And also this one of me signing her copy of Fortunate Wager. Which I am SO relieved she liked!

See Elaine's review here.

Friday 20 November 2009

RNA Winter Party '09

Fabulous party! Three million people there, all of them happy. There was SUCH a positive buzz around this time.

There was also the usual sufficiency of drink, networking and food. Anyway, here's a flavour for all you unfortunate folk who couldn't be there.

And the REALLY important details...

Tuesday 17 November 2009

Party! Party!

The normal running of this blog will be interrupted this week while I take time out to go to TWO parties. Yes, two!

On Wednesday
I will catch up with lots of my talented friends at the launch of the fabulous
RNA 50th Anniversary Anthology
Loves Me, Loves Me Not (in which I may have mentioned that I have a story)

and then on Thursday it is the turn of the RNA Winter Party with even more friends!

There will also be several hours of RNA committee meeting in between, but hey, it's a small price to pay.

Sunday 15 November 2009

And the winner is ...

Congratulations to KAREN who wins a copy of Fortunate Wager !!!

If you email your postal address to jan at jan-jones dot co dot uk then I'll parcel it up and send it off forthwith.

Everyone else will just have to buy it through Hale, Amazon or the Book Depository, sorry.

Or order it from your library.

Or even both!

Wednesday 11 November 2009

Lest we forget

For the Fallen...

They shall grow not old
As we that are left grow old
Age shall not weary them
Nor the years condemn
At the going down of the sun
And in the morning
We will remember them

Lawrence Binyon 1914

Sunday 8 November 2009

I Have Books!

I have copies of Fortunate Wager!

Two weeks earlier than expected!

There I was, cold and glum, looking at the screed of disconnected rambling sentences that is the current wip,
with all sorts of jobs stacked up waiting for me...

DING DONG DING DONG (no, I don't know why it always rings twice, either)

And lo and behold, outside my front door was a completely out-of-the-grey delivery!

Aren't they gorgeous? All glossy and shiny and with my name on them and everything.

So, to celebrate, I'm going to give one away. Yes, really, don't try to stop me.

To be in with a chance of winning, just tell me what would make your life suddenly full of sparkle and good cheer if an unexpected parcel of it turned up on your doorstep?

But do it by Friday 13th, okay?

Wednesday 4 November 2009


Autumn. Isn't it lovely to look at?

Provided I could see through all the condensation on my brand-new windows, that is. Is that right? Should brand-new double-glazed windows in new wonderfully white uPVC frames get condensation?

Ah, of course! It must be all that brand-new cavity wall insulation making the inside of the house warmer than the outside.

At this rate the promised reduction in heating bills will be used up in buying extra kitchen towels to mop up all the 'internal dew'!