Three lovely things have happened to me today (so far!).
First up, I discovered that A SCANDAL, A SECRET, A BABY is at #116 on this week's USA TODAY Bestseller List
The second lovely thing to happen was pressing the *send* button on my latest manuscript (provisionally titled PROMISED TO THE SULTAN). Delivering a book to my editor always makes me feel elated - through a little bit empty, too. Suleiman and Sara have been occupying so much of my time and thoughts recently that it seems strange to have to let them go. It's just fortunate that there's someone waiting to take their place, since one of the characters in their story is itching to have a story of his own. So, you hunky and completely irresistible Mr Gabe Steele - COME ON DOWN!
As for the third lovely thing to complete the hat-trick - well, it has something to do with the first on this list, namely Tuscany. Lots of you know that I take a writing course there every May. Some of you have already been published! Those of you who have attended (and returned, again and again!) will know that it's one of the most beautiful places on earth and you can hone your writing skills to a backdrop of mountains, surrounded by roses and listening to the soothing sound of the nearby river. Last year we visited the Cinque Terre for the first time - a place about which no superlative could ever do justice. And here it is. (The photo was taken on my cell-phone - imagine!)
The May course has sold out and because there was a waiting list, Bill and Lois asked if I would run another one. You can imagine the arm-twisting which followed - particularly when they suggested the glorious month of June. There are four places left - so if you're interested, please contact the Watermill and come and join me.
Oh, and if you come back tomorrow, I'll tell you the STORY OF PUPPY.