It seems like every time I post here I begin with an apology! Once again it's taken me what feels like forever to get back here - sorry about that. I've been busy writing, mostly. The CrimeScene conference I mentioned in my last post was excellent - if you live in WA, or even if you live here on the east coast, do look into going along to it next year. The talks by the forensic experts were incredible. I was also delighted to meet a few crime authors I hadn't met before: Felicity Young, David Whish-Wilson, and Alan Carter. I never get tired of listening to other authors talk about their work, their characters and stories. It was a great couple of days.
The trip to Hervey Bay was great too. Thanks to everyone who came along for that, and thanks to the Hervey Bay library staff for inviting me.
And now we're approaching the end of the year! But things are starting to hot up for the release of Web Of Deceit, with some interviews happening already, though they won't appear until the book's out at the start of February. I'm once again working with a tremendous publicist at my publishers, Pan Macmillan - bless them for their wonderful staff! It's an exciting time, though something of a nerve-wracking one too, as you wait for the first reviews to come in. And meantime of course work continues on book 7. I still don't have a title, but I'm really pleased with how the story's unfolding. Boy oh boy, wait till you see what Ella's faced with this time!
With just three weeks until the end of the year, I can pretty confidently say that my next apologetic post will be in 2013. But by then I'll have details of appearance dates and locations, and some info on upcoming free workshops that will be held in Brisbane, thanks to the Brisbane Council Libraries.
Meantime, I wish all you lovely readers a great Christmas and new year, whatever you may be doing, and thank you so much for your support.
The latest in Katherine's news, plus what she's been reading.