It's 1 February - the official publication date of Finding Freia Lockhart! It's been such a long time coming (the first draft of Freia was completed in May 2007), and now that it's here I still can't quite believe it (even with the photographic evidence to prove it).
It's hard to describe how I feel about being a published 'author' without using some fairly cliched phrases, along the lines of 'dream come true', 'somebody pinch me' and 'OMG!'. The support and good wishes I've received from friends (thank you Facebook, I finally see a point to you) has been amazing. Today I feel like a very lucky girl indeed.
PS Happy 13th anniversay, Mr Fantapants!