Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Remember, remember, the 5th of November . . .

One of my favourite radio programmes is I’ve Never Seen Star Wars, in which Marcus Brigstocke invites celebrity guests to try new experiences. For example, Ian Hislop went to buy a pair of jeans for the first time ever. That was funnier than it sounds. Trying different foods is popular, most memorably jellied eels and, another time, tofu. So, I wondered, what would my list of ‘never done that’ consist of? Here's what I came up with.

I’ve never:
  • Eaten sushi or oysters
  • Seen Mama Mia
  • Read War & Peace
  • Driven on a motorway
  • Had a tattoo
  • Been camping or skiing
  • Published a book

These will all probably remain undone. Except that last one. Yes, this is a roundabout way of announcing that from November 5th 2013 my first novel, No Stranger to Death, will be available on Amazon as an ebook and a paperback.

I’m excited and scared in equal measures. 

I'm planning a party too . . .
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  1. Good luck, Janet! *makesnoteindiary*

  2. Just catching up with this! Wow. Great news. Who's publishing it? Tell more...