Thank you Stephanie. That will be great. I also believe Townhouse is packed full of people I’d like to be in contact with. The instant chat facility will be fab, in our busy lives, meeting up online while writing is perfect.

I’d also love to meet up with anyone here for some wine/coffee/whatever to talk about first lines or last lines or whether that character should have a boyfriend or if the subplot is a little complex etc. Are there many others in the Oxford area? I live in Berkshire, near Reading, but work in Oxford twice a week so both places work for me. Sometimes long to go for an impromptu drink with people who want to talk about, and listen to, novel stuff without getting bored or embarrassed, or simply not understanding how it can possibly matter! :-)