Thanks everyone for such kind comments to V's birth announcement! She is thriving; I've been a little shakier on my pins recovering from the op (lost a litre of blood), but starting to get steadier. We made our first trip outdoors yesterday to the midwife. Some photos under the cut.
Verity Grace born Thursday 14th at 17.08, 7lb 4oz.
3 nights in hospital and now steadily recovering. Picture is from today. We are snuggled on the sofa watching the tellybox and snoozing.
Here I am in the local paper, the Cambridge News.
And I'm on local BBC Radio Cambridgeshire here (first half hour or so: only 2 days left to listen and I'm not sure whether you can listen outside the UK).
I've done several other podcasts recently as well:
Literary Treks 38, discussing The Crimson Shadow in depth.
Bookmark on Cambridge 105, local community radio, talking about writing in general and Doctor Who in particular.
And the lovely people at Verity! (a Doctor Who podcast done by Six Smart Women) interviewed me back in September, see here.
And there are two books out at the moment with which I'm tangentially involved:
Middle-earth Envisioned is a stunning hardback book about Tolkien adaptations on screen, stage, and beyond. I have a short sidebar piece on the Stewards of Gondor in book, film, and radio.
And please support Behind the Sofa, which is a collection of celebrity memories of Doctor Who, in aid of Alzheimer's Research UK. That link goes to a signing at Forbidden Planet in London tomorrow, if you happen to be in the area. I posted about this book before, but this is a relaunch from a bigger publisher, and the book has been expanded significantly. Good Xmas present.
Please pass this on to anyone who you think might be interested!
Gallifrey is a series of audio plays, starring Louise Jameson and Lalla Ward, following the further exploits of Leela and Romana on the Time Lord home world. I've written a play for the forthcoming fifth series; David Llewellyn and James Peaty wrote the other two plays. This is my first audio for Big Finish - exciting!