Shall I stop jumping up and down now and tell you my great news?
Those of you who follow me on Twitter and visit this site regularly will already know how I feel about Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival and how inextricably linked it is to my journey to publication. This is last year's post.
Well, today I'm delighted to announce that I've been asked to take part in the Creative Thursday programme this year (yes, me!) along with Programme Chair, Mark Billingham, fellow writers Mark Edwards and Louise Voss, their editor at Harper Collins, Kate Bradley, and my own fabulous publisher, Wayne Brookes of Pan Macmillan.
The 'Success Stories' seminar will highlight and explore different routes to publication. Details are only just emerging at this point but I'll report back as soon as I know more. I'd just like to say that it is both an honour and a celebration for me to be able to give something back to Harrogate where my story began - I can't wait for July!