So, we went for a walk (views shown in top picture) and there was this bear walking through the wood. I love it when someone’s done something creative and left it for others to enjoy. I also loved it because I’m about to receive the first copies of The Milkshake Detectives and that is a who-dunnit featuring a bear in a village. Publication day is April 2nd.
Apart from that, this month has been a really exciting one because Us Minus Mum moved from being nominated for the Carnegie Award to being on the long list (20 books are long listed). When I sent the original manuscript to my agent, Penny Holroyde, I never dreamed this would happen. I have a permanent grin on my face at the moment. So thank you Carnegie judges and thank you Kate Agar, my editor at Little, Brown and other lovely people who watched over this book as its characters found their voices.