Sorry about that; I just sneaked away for a couple of weeks to Cyprus. My daughter, Eleanor married Gareth Monk while there, and then instead of returning with my wife, I hid in my rucksack and instructed it to go north to the Turkish Northern lands where I met up with writers on a residential. Cyprus is a marvelous spot for a wedding, for archeological nosing around, for Scuba diving (son and daughter), mountain walking and writing. Brilliant.
I logged on at the odd internet cafe in Cyprus but with connection speeds slower than a snail crawling up a wet window, I waited until I reached home. I promise not to complain about BT Broadband ever again… In amongst the spam was a welcome contract from Double Dragon Publishing to include my short story Abandoned in an anthology. I found I’d had a conversation and it was taken down by Cheryl at Book Connections and used here
Thanks for the plugs, Cheryl – come in handy for sinks.
I also found that I had to do some agency work for my agent. He’s in Chile or some exotic place south of his usual Chicago-ish abode and had neglected to take all my Left Luggage files with him. So when a publisher finally asks for more juicy chunks of my scifi it was passed to me to provide them. That’s Okay, it will be reflected in my remuneration and accounts, mate!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to LES FlOYD for 8th April. He’s up to his elbows in fine eating ware in Exeter.