I’ve been shamefully absent from here for far too long. 2015 was an exciting, exhausting year, of ports and presentations, of steps forward and stumbles back, of births and, sadly, deaths, of reading new writers and returning to old ones, of writing new stories and revising work set aside, although nothing is ever finally set aside. With the publication of The Children’s Home, and all that goes with it, 2016 is shaping up to be more of the same. But I promise to make more of an effort to maintain this blog in some sort of working order over the next few months, so please bear with me. In the meantime, here’s a photo of someone I met on holiday.