I was at my desk when the phone buzzed. I checked and saw a congratulatory Twitter message. I glanced, then read more carefully. No, I really hadn’t misunderstood – I’d made it to the CWA Dagger in the Library Long List. During the next five minutes I spilt my tea and accidentally dropped my keys in the bin… that’s how excited I was! I’m on the list with twelve other authors, several of whom I know from various events.
The Dagger in the Library looks at nominations that have come via library users and, as such, is the chance for readers to vote. It means a great deal to me that the Goodhew series has inspired people to take the time to vote. Thank you so much, Alison x