Good and bad news this week. Bad first: I have spent my half term week off with three sequential illnesses. I had norovirus on Valentine’s Day night after tidying up behind a student who had vomited in class at the secondary school where I work on the last day of term. Just as I recovered from a bout of the vomiting bug myself, I developed strep throat. I had barely begun to convalesce from this when I was unlucky enough to catch conjunctivitis from my toddler after cleaning his eye myself. But hey, bad luck comes in threes, right? So, hopefully I’ll be on the mend soon.
News to cheer me up came at the perfect time: my novel Gods of Avalon Road is in the process of being acquired for loan by Libraries Northern Ireland. This is such great news; it’s always lovely to find oneself placed among the stock in a library. Hopefully this will bring my book to a wider range of readers, always the ultimate goal for any writer.