It's ayoung lady's fourteenth birthday today, and I sent her The Eagle of the Ninth, by Rosemary ~Sutcliffe. Well worth the read, if you haven't come across it. In fact, I think that goes for all Rosemary Sutcliffes. They appeal equally to both sexes and have all the elements of good storytelling. Great stuff.
Much writing time today spent on writery things - e-mailing editors and so on - instead of actually writing. Just received my early copies of Urchin and the Raven War, beautifully illustrated as usual by Omar Rayyan. I wish I could draw. I'm not ashamed to say I held that book and hugged it.
Midnight. Oops, I just turned into a pumpkin. Happens all the time.