I have 2 novels and a novella coming out next year, so it is lovely and busy…but the first is Harbinger, the fourth book of the Order. I’m excited, but also sad as it is the last in the series.
I really enjoyed Kate Locke’s God Save the Queen. It was lots of fun, but also a fresh take on both steampunk and the supernatural
I’m from New Zealand, so I love Christmas pudding (not the American kind of pudding!). It’s a dense fruit cake that is steamed, and then you pour a little brandy on it and set it on fire. Once it’s out, you pour on some brandy sauce.
Baby It’s Cold Outside. Not particularly Christmasy to me…
Well back in New Zealand we always have a holiday BBQ.
One of my dear old relatives who did love to knit, so I ended up with a huge amount of scarves and gloves that I never wore.
No ones ever told me I give bad gifts, but I guess I have probably given my Dad a fair amount of socks. He’s the hardest one to buy for!
As a kid the Ballantine clan would gather on Boxing Day (the day after Christmas) and my great-Aunt would cook. She would insist on all the trimmings even though it was summer and we were all sweating. Nothing quite like a full Christmas dinner, and then running outside to play!
Everyone always calls me Pip, except my parents who never will!
I like to collect a stone, or a rock from wherever I visit. Just a little reminder of my travels. I keep them in a tall jar.
Giveaway a signed copy of Hunter and Fox! Just tell Pip your favourite book on 2012!