2014: the year in review
Another year draws to its close – and what a year it’s been for Kathy and me!
Signing events took me far and wide across the Southwest and to London and I was particularly chuffed to take part in the Books Are My Bag Day a few months back.
Location research trips necessitated travel to Denmark and the Iberian peninsula, the former in the depth of winter, the latter at the height of summer! In Denmark it was an added bonus to be able to catch up with some of my colleagues from my days in the Navy.
Among them was Orlogskaptajn Tonny Larsen, who sadly passed away this month. He shall be sorely missed by family and friends, and trained in square sail and on the other side in the Iceland Cod War, was the man who taught me why Danes and their nation are deservedly great.
One of the pleasures for me of being a writer is meeting readers of my books at various events and through online activities. I’ve also enjoyed learning more about Kydd fans around the world via my website Readers of the Month, a feature we hope to continue in the future. Glancing through this year’s lineup makes me realise how privileged I am to have such a wonderful spectrum of readers:
Lin-Marie Milner Brown
Marcus Brandenborg Bjorn
It was fun taking part in the Christmas Party Blog Hop with 25 fellow authors. Their varied contributions make fine festive reading and a number are offering prizes so do take a read of their offerings.
On January 1, I send off the manuscript of my next book to my publisher. The title is under wraps at the moment but I think I can promise you a few surprises… As usual, I will be offering a Collectors Set, strictly limited to 500 sets – and further details will be on the website early in the New Year.
It just remains to wish you all a happy and peaceful Christmas and New Year.