I just got home from a great trip away - Winchester SCBWI conference and Mass Book Launch, a writing/research trip to Keswick, and appearing at the Edinburgh Book Festival First Book Award party with authors SJ Watson and Allan Wilson..... and what did I find?
My house is a Disaster: new bathroom and old scattered throughout and none of it functional; thick layers of dust; total chaos.
But I was Happy Dancing because Slated has been shortlisted for the Leeds Book Award, 14-16 category! wahoo!
It is a great shortlist:
Phil Earle Saving Daisy
Sarah Hammond The Night Sky in my Head
Sam Hawksmoor The Repossession
Edward Hogan Daylight Saving
David Massey Torn
Teri Terry Slated
Voting closes Friday 26th April 2013 and the winner will be announced at an Award ceremony and celebration event on Thursday 23rd May.
Maybe the bathroom will be sorted by then...?