Come around full circle

I am writing this while sitting at the publications desk at my day job’s biennial conference. Being biennial, we had our last one of these in 2008. This one’s in Melbourne, where I live, but the last one was in Sydney and so us staff were all staying in the hotel where the function was taking place.

It was at that conference two years ago that I checked my email on my phone, since I was an entire state away from my computer, and found a message from Drollerie Press containing my contract for the Wolf House series. I couldn’t stop grinning all day, even as my co-workers were appalled — “how will you ever manage to write that many books?!?”

Well, here we are, two years later, and I’m back in another conference, watching another bunch of sullen young waitstaff carry around trays of food for the guests. It wasn’t until I saw them all there in their uniforms that I remembered first getting the idea for Jay, and his meeting with Blake, from the waiters and waitresses at the hotel in Sydney, that first day.

It seems like only yesterday; it seems a million years ago.

About half a week ago, I finished writing the last book: Wolf House #5: Last Girl. It hasn’t properly hit me yet that I’ve done it, but the friends who’ve read it so far say that I’ve not only done it, but done it well. Which is a relief!

Now that I’ll have some free time (which, after two years, is something I remember only distantly) I’ll make more of an effort to keep this site up-to-date, so check back soon for new sections and content. Thanks for sticking with me. It means more than any of you could know.