Okay, I know a “box set” actually means a collection of a well-established musician’s or band’s CDs, but that’s the term that popped into my head when I opened this particular box from my publisher, Orca, today.


That’s because my novel Honeycomb is all about young musicians and the dreams and ambitions they have for their futures. Futures that might even include their own box sets (or whatever the technological equivalent of that might be years from now).

When I began writing I barely dared to imagine that I’d be receiving a box of my own books from a publisher. But today it happened. After a lot of work and a lot of support, I got my own box set!