I have been busy, and am aching to make a few announcements, but for now there is one huge one.
This little person is three weeks old in a few hours. Three weeks ago, I literally spoke on a panel at the Brisbane Writers' Festival, attended another panel, had a something to eat with my agent and then, on receiving a text that my partner was in labour, rushed home to take her to hospital. Where a few hours later little Charlie Theodore Jamieson appeared.
They've been a delight already, and they are watching the world more deeply every day.
In my time off (ha ha) I've managed to read Call of the Boneships, the second book in the Boneships Trilogy by RJ Barker which is quite fabulous, I think it may be my favourite of the two Boneships books so far, lots of wild nautical adventure and an author who isn't frightened to tear their characters down, but still manages to fill the book with decency and hope.
I'm loving Krissy Kneen's latest The Three Burials of Lotty Kneen to which launch we took our three day old child (after an incredible storm). A memoir by a friend is such a gift, and it is such a gift to have a friend like Krissy. This is a beautiful, beautiful book.
I'm also reading Jefferson by Jean-Claude Mourlevat, which is both very dark and very sweet, and possessed of its own stern enchantment.
Finally, I'm reading Slow Horses by Mick Herron which is great. It's not at all fantastical, but a master-class in world building and characterisation.
So no news, but all news, and new things are coming, even if there isn't much sleep on the horizon. Wishing all is well for you.