Fox (n): carnivore of genus vulpes; crafty person; scavenger; (vb) to confuse; -ed (adj): to be drunk.

Friday, 29 July 2011

* Cue samba band *

IT'S taken two years, two literary agents, loads of hair-pulling and an untold amount of bitching to anyone who would listen...

... but finally I have a book deal!

The rather fabulous people at one of Britain's oldest independent publishing houses, Constable&Robinson, will be putting out The Diaries of a Fleet Street Fox next summer.

It's about tabloid newspapers, a divorce, and all the sex and scandal journalists don't want to tell you about. There are hacks, twats, celebrities and other assorted ne'er-do-wells and it's ALL TRUE.

Plus it's funny. I think.

I had a call about it a couple of weeks ago but couldn't tell anyone because we were waiting for the details to be agreed. So I've been sitting on my paws, jiggling up and down and biting my lip, and being secretly really, really excited.

I've wanted to write books ever since I was a little girl, so this is a dream come true for me. I'll keep you updated as we go and hopefully this is just the first instalment, with more to come.

I hope you like it - it is my recent life story, after all. In the meantime, I'm about as happy as a fox can be.

"Did someone say free pasties?"