Whatever dastardly bug (not swine flu, I hasten to add!) has been doing the rounds has managed to knock the wind out of my sails for a few days.

However, the very welcome news that A Change For The Better has been accepted for publication in 2010 has given me a very welcome lift

The main character, Jo, appeared in Widow On The World. It's the first time I've done that - picking a character from another book I've written - but I thought she had an interesting story to tell, and I was right.

She's had a bit of a life, has Jo, always caring for (not always grateful) others but, suddenly she finds herself with time and no idea what to do with it. Can she make that change for the better?