2016 - WHAT A YEAR...
Maybe a little bit of Christmas magic can chase away the sad stuff... who knows? I lost my mum and my mum-in-law this year, after very difficult illnesses, and then my lovely dog Kelpie died after an accident in the park... you can read more about that here, but as you can imagine it felt like the very last straw. I am getting through it all with the help of my family and my amazing readers (special thanks to all who have emailed, written or messaged to cheer me up!).
We've also adopted another rescue lurcher - Ziggy had been abused and abandoned, and although she's only a year old, at some point she's had a broken pelvis which has healed a little bit squint and left her with a zig-zaggy way of walking. In spite of this, she is the cutest, coolest dog EVER, and she's shown me that there is always something to be happy about in life, especially when that something is dog-shaped!
What else is new? Well, I'm writing the first book of a new series which I am very, VERY excited about... it will be out in June, and I think you're going to LOVE it! I'm just back from a book fair in PARIS where I got to meet more of my lovely French readers, and I've had a great meeting with my friends at PUFFIN HQ to talk about some AWESOME ideas for next year... I think you will approve!
So... what's been happening in YOUR world in 2016? Post below to tell me everything! Meanwhile, me and Ziggy had better get back to work... check in just before Christmas for a new message, too!
Lots of love,
Cathy (and Ziggy!) xxx