Monday, 1 November 2010

A pinch and a punch for the first day of the month; white rabbit!

Today I’m talking calendars – they’re all over the place at the moment aren’t they? A stocking-filler staple.

I think I'm going to need three next year. A calendar for for the children – school, social life, projects and endless other stuff. A calendar for the family as a whole – holidays, birthdays, business trips, appointments etc. And a calendar just for me in Writer’s World as I’m fast getting to the point where scraps of paper will not do and I’m going to start forgetting what day it actually is.

But they’re a lot more than a grid of dates, some of them are so gorgeous they would qualify as works of art: vintage photography, famous painters, stunning landscapes – the list is endless. And some are so good you never write on them and keep them for years:

David in December – what more could a girl ask for? How about a date? I hear you ask.

Well, here's a bit of luck: today is launch day for Dating Mr December by the gorgeous, award-winning Phillipa Ashley. Her website is HERE and all sorts of exciting things will be happening over on her BLOG.

Dating Mr December is the US title for the brilliant Decent Exposure which was also made into a film. It was her first ever attempt at a novel and almost the first piece of fiction she ever wroteTalk about inspiring! So visit her as quickly as you can and don’t miss out on the fun. And just between you and me, some of the things Phillipa has done in the name of research make my toes curl …