My family and I went away for a week long beach holiday, graciously paid for by the Cancer Council. We had a wonderful and relaxing time. I needed some radiotherapy before we left, and so the first couple days I was pretty unwell, but after that things were much better. Although the cancer is there all the time, with tumours in the bones, other than tiredness I often forget I’m ill at all. My husband and children do a good job of keeping my thoughts occupied, and my writing takes me away to other worlds where there are cures for cancer and people of all abilities/ races/ genders/ sexualities are accepted.
So what are the surprises? you say. Well, there have been a few. Firstly, I was asked to speak on a podcast – details coming soon. The two presenters were amazing and really helped to make me feel comfortable (although I feel I could have done a better job of advertising my latest book).
Secondly, Somnium won another award – this time a Five Stars Readers’ Favorite award, of which I am super proud of.
Thirdly, I’ve had a short story approved for a new anthology coming out next month by an amazing publisher! It will be my first traditionally published work, and I’m extremely thrilled about it. For now, that’s all the details I can give, but I will tell you more as soon as I have the go ahead from my Publisher.
In the meantime, I’m going through one of my final edits of the first book in my latest series which I will be submitting to agents. I’m very excited about this latest book which although it’s a dystopian, it’s a little different to my past writings. There is a ton of diversity in it, and the main character is a mum with cancer (which of course I have a lot of experience with).
Stay tuned for updates, and Happy Halloween!