Thursday, 1 December 2011

Cryptic Crosswords For Dummies

It's official, folks! I've just landed the book deal to write TWO new Dummies titles with Wiley Australia ... both due at the same time  O.o  The books will be out in August 2012.

Solving Cryptic Crosswords For Dummies will be the 'how to' book, which I've been wanting to write for years now ... I first submitted the proposal to Wiley USA three years ago! (Wrong market, cryptics are not widely done in the States). I updated my proposal, and sent it off to Wiley Oz a few months ago, and it's got the green light!

Cryptic Crosswords For Dummies will be the companion volume, which will contain a goodly collection of cryptic crosswords to solve, with a brief intro and solving tips (cribbed from the main book).

Both manuscripts due by early April 2012. SOON. Eeeeek.

To ease the panic I'm now in, here's a cute puppy piccie, of Griff just after his bath — where did all the floof go?!

He is a very wriggly energetic puppy, with an advanced case of hyperwigglitis! He and Petal are getting on better now (phew).