Saturday, 5 September 2015

What a Long Strange Trip It's Been

Just checked and, wow, it's been the guts of three years since I last blogged.

Am I lazy? Partially - but much more has transpired since.  Let me summarise:

The Third Pig Detective Agency: The Complete Casebook was published earlier this year.  It's, as the title suggests, all three Harry Pigg books in one nice, self-contained paperback.

More importantly:

Went to doctor, discovered by accident I was ill.  Work, tiredness, sleep, work, tiredness, sleep.  Zero opportunity or inclination to write. Rinse and repeat.
Got worse, went on dialysis (can you guess what was wrong yet?), work, tiredness, sleep etc.
Then, mirabile dictu (one for the Latin scholars), kidney transplant last year (thanks Andy), recovery, no more tiredness, back to real life (writing, blogging, watching sports, gaming etc).

So, there you have it.  The last three years in a nutshell.

More blogging to follow - and hopefully sooner than three years.


Anonymous said...

Gosh, what terrible wars you have been through recently! I have only this last week or so found your books - and read them all rather quickly. What a lot of fun they were. I did wonder why there was such a gap since the last book given how book 3 ended but I would never have expected this. Hope you are feeling better now and well on the road to recovery.


PS the pig wishes you well too, particularly as he was last seen trotting off in trotter cuffs!

BB said...

Thank you so much Lucy. There's also an added wrinkle in that the publisher of the books has been subsumed into the huge corporate body of Harper Collins so, in effect, doesn't exist any more, alas. I'm hopeful Harry will continue with another publisher but for now, we'll have to wait and see.

Sue Rockall said...

Oh, I do hope you get snapped up by another publisher (you definitely should!). I love the Third Pig Detective Agency books &, like Lucy, wondered why the series stopped so abruptly. I hope you continue to feel well and hope to be reading Harry's next adventure very soon.

Sue x

Unknown said...

Hi, am wondering if you've any news on The I said the fly mystery. Waiting patiently... Aodh (big fan, aged 10)