I was shocked when I came to this page and discovered it's been a whole year since my last blog! I'm amazed at how quickly it has gone, but yes, the Exeter Literary Festival is nearly upon us. It's much bigger than last year, and there are events at various venues across the city. If you click on the image below it will take you to the website. The sharp-eyed may notice the cover of my novel Secret of the Song, but in fact, I'm going to be talking about my new novel, Notes from the Lost. Both novels were well researched, and it's a delicate operation, balancing enough information so that the novel feels realistic enough for readers to immerse themselves into its world, and not so much that they become bogged down. 'Can't You Just Make it All Up?' is the title of the event and I shall be appearing with the fabulous Elizabeth Ducie during which we will be talking about research and other chewy authory matters. 2pm on Sunday 10th November at the Custom House on the Quay. Do come along if you can.