I managed to get away from my desk last night to spend some time in the company of some fellow writers at the monthly gathering of the Phoenix Writers' Circle. Marvelous! What a friendly, witty, clever, inspiring literary bunch they are. Not only did we indulge in three hours of intensive critique and book chat, but I now have at least four volunteers to read and feedback on my new novel. Thanks guys! Can't tell you how much I will value your comments. And John, if by some chance you read this, GO AND WRITE your quirky biography of William Cobbett - it's just brilliant!