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3 weeks ago

Clara Benson
A happy new year to one and all, and I hope youre all raring to go for the year ahead! Im back to work tomorrow, so before I start heres a quick rundown of my plans for the year - as always subject to change if I get a better idea, or a Hollywood contract, or decide to run off to Rio to become a go-go dancer in a tiki bar (these last two unlikely tbh). 

- First up is my second book for Bookouture: that has a hard and fast deadline, so Im going to be very busy on that for the next couple of months! (Anyone fancy writing an epic and sweeping World War 2 romance by early April for me? No?). The first book is due out in May, and the second one in September, but thats all down to the publisher. I just do the writing!
- Next will be Freddy 6, A Case of Perplexity in Piccadilly, which realistically wont be out until late spring at the earliest. I also hope to write Freddy 7 this year, but that depends on how things pan out. I will keep you informed. (And if I get a sudden idea for another Angela short Ill try and fit that in too, although no promises.)
- In April Elizabeth Klett will be recording The Trouble at Wakeley Court for audio, then in September shell be doing the last two books in the Angela series (The Scandal at 23 Mount Street and The Shadow at Greystone Chase) back to back. 

I think thats all, but Ill post updates as and when. Im hoping to have more time for writing in the second half of the year, which should speed up my output a bit, but thats not a given. In the meantime I will just have to fit everything in where I can!

(Picture from the Tatler of 1 January 1930, courtesy of the British Newspaper Archive.)

A happy new year to one and all, and I hope you're all raring to go for the year ahead! I'm back to work tomorrow, so before I start here's a quick rundown of my plans for the year - as always subject to change if I get a better idea, or a Hollywood contract, or decide to run off to Rio to become a go-go dancer in a tiki bar (these last two unlikely tbh).

- First up is my second book for Bookouture: that has a hard and fast deadline, so I'm going to be very busy on that for the next couple of months! (Anyone fancy writing an epic and sweeping World War 2 romance by early April for me? No?). The first book is due out in May, and the second one in September, but that's all down to the publisher. I just do the writing!
- Next will be Freddy 6, A Case of Perplexity in Piccadilly, which realistically won't be out until late spring at the earliest. I also hope to write Freddy 7 this year, but that depends on how things pan out. I will keep you informed. (And if I get a sudden idea for another Angela short I'll try and fit that in too, although no promises.)
- In April Elizabeth Klett will be recording The Trouble at Wakeley Court for audio, then in September she'll be doing the last two books in the Angela series (The Scandal at 23 Mount Street and The Shadow at Greystone Chase) back to back.

I think that's all, but I'll post updates as and when. I'm hoping to have more time for writing in the second half of the year, which should speed up my output a bit, but that's not a given. In the meantime I will just have to fit everything in where I can!

(Picture from the Tatler of 1 January 1930, courtesy of the British Newspaper Archive.)
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If you do become a go-go dancer in Rio please post videos! Happy new year!

Best of luck and creativity in all your endeavors. As for Rio, try the tango!πŸ˜„πŸ˜Ί

Go go dancing in Rio is overrated!! On the other hand I love Angela and Freddy!!

Happy New Year Clara! Looking forward to a good read again. x

Busy year ahead.. I’m looking forward to your new novels especially Freddy . “Happy New Year” from Australia

My goodness. What a busy schedule. However, I’m glad because I love your books so much and need you to keep writing.

Happy New Year Clara, wishing you all the best for the year and looking forward to more Freddie.

Can’t wait for Freddy 6. Also known as if Bertie Wooster had a few more “little grey cells”

Happy New Year and thank you for the many hours of fun mysteries you have given us! Definitively looking forward to the new stories coming our way!

Happy New year! Excited to have a new Freddy to look forward to!!

I got a little tired just reading all your plans...i I may have to golie go lie down for a while. Happy New Year!

Happy New Year. You have a full year ahead. Enjoy!

Good luck with everything!

Great year planned!!! I'm desperately waiting for a new Freddy!!! ❀️

You’ve got a busy year but a happy one I hope!

You're such an inspiration!

I agree.. need video's

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4 weeks ago

Clara Benson
Well, were more or less ready for the festivities here, and getting ready to spend Christmas Eve in the traditional manner - you know, turning the house upside-down and shouting at everyone because the sellotape has disappeared, and visiting every supermarket in the area in a panic because *somebody* thought it was a good idea to leave the purchase of the Christmas roast until the last minute. All good, clean fun.
So Im signing off now for a few days, but Id like to wish everybody a peaceful and happy Christmas, and no doubt youll be hearing more from me in the new year! x

Well, we're more or less ready for the festivities here, and getting ready to spend Christmas Eve in the traditional manner - you know, turning the house upside-down and shouting at everyone because the sellotape has disappeared, and visiting every supermarket in the area in a panic because *somebody* thought it was a good idea to leave the purchase of the Christmas roast until the last minute. All good, clean fun.
So I'm signing off now for a few days, but I'd like to wish everybody a peaceful and happy Christmas, and no doubt you'll be hearing more from me in the new year! x
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Yep!! Sounds just like our house!! Have a Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!!

Merry Christmas! Can't wait for a new year of reading your books and posts!πŸŽ„πŸŽπŸ˜

Merry Christmas! I hope you have a wonderful holiday! (Also I was just yelling for the tape half an hour ago πŸ˜‚)

Merry Christmas!! Our quest was for heavy cream...

Sounds like our family😸 Wishing you a wonderful holidayπŸŽ„πŸŽ‰πŸŽ† and an amazing New YearπŸŽ‡πŸΈπŸŽ‰

Merry Christmas and best wishes for a delightful 2020πŸŽ„

Merry Christmas! Sounds like my house today.

Merry Christmas to you and your family, Clara! Have a wonderful time together!

Merry Christmas Clara! Thank you for the stories that enrich our lives.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and yours! x

Merry Christmas and happy new year.

Have a lovely Christmas!

Merry Christmas x

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Merry Christmas πŸŽ„

Happy Christmas!

Happy Christmas Clara Benson to you and your family x

Merry Yule xo

Hope you and your family have a merry Christmas and a happy new year

Merry Christmas to you and your family. It certainly sounds like our family x

Happy Christmas to you and your family!

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