Summer time and I'm off soon to Ohio to try and revitalize the novel I'm writing set there. Any Ohioans who see me in a diner with a stack of pancakes and the paper, tell me to get out and start researching! You may also find me lingering in quilt shops.

In the mean time, a favour to UK residents: help World Book Night choose the books to give away on 23 April 2012 by going to the website and telling us your favorite top 10 books. Everyone else is welcome to have a look too, it's an interesting place to be reminded of what great books there are out there. For instance, why has no one ever told me about The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde? Sounds like a must-read!