Dear BlogClan.

I just wanted to share with you my great big thank you to Science!

I received my first COVID inoculation on Thursday and I feel great. It’s been a long year. Here in the UK and it feels as though lockdown has gone on forever. So I am very happy and relieved to see more and more of my friends, colleagues and family being vaccinated, knowing that, by the summer, we can all begin to return to some sort of normality and see each other again.

You’ll be pleased to know that I’ve kept myself busy for the past year. Since the COVID pandemic began, I’ve written A Light in the Mist and Leopardstar’s Honor. I’m rather pleased with how they turned out.

I suspect you will adore the last book in the Broken Code series, (published Nov 9th 2021) although I don’t know whether you’ll be entirely prepared for twists and turns we lead you through. The Erin Team planned it so brilliantly that even I was surprised as I wrote it.

And I think I’ve done Leopardstar justice. As one of my favourite characters, I wanted to explore all the complexity and contradictions of her leadership of RiverClan. I hope I’ve done that and that you will love her story when you read it in September.

For now though, I hope you are well and looking forward to a summer you’ve earned. Everyone has been very brave for a very long time. I hope you’re giving yourself plenty of treats and encouragement. It’s been a difficult time but the future is bright. ❤️

Love and best wishes



  • Yay that’s great that you got vaccinated!!!
    My mum got it last month because she works for the NHS and my dad got it today! 😀

  • 🌧️🐍 𝕊𝕟𝕒𝕜𝕖; 𝕊𝕟𝕒𝕜𝕖 𝕥𝕙𝕒𝕥 𝕓𝕒𝕤𝕜𝕤 𝕦𝕟𝕕𝕖𝕣 𝕤𝕦𝕟 || 𝕊𝕟𝕒𝕜𝕖𝕡𝕒𝕨 🐍🌧️ says:

    Im so excited for the new books!! I really want to get the covid Vaccine myself!

  • 🐅🌟Tigerpaw/shine (Tiger Dashing Under Shining Sun/Tiger Shine/Tiger) (mae/mim/mair/mairself, rav/rae/raven/ravenself, she/her/her/herself)🐅🌟 says:

    I am so glad you and others have recieved vaccinations! I haven´t gotten mine, but as I´m 11 and have a perfectly healthy immune system, my name is one of those marked for last. It´s great to see the Erins setting an example in this difficult time! It may be in the slightly distant future, but when I get mine I´ll get it with pride.
    I can relate to the lockdown problems. At first it was great! I had lots of things to do, and now I could do them! Except no. It wasn´t that simple. I quickly ran out of reading material, as Amazon went out of stock on series 2. All the old favorites I read (I used to have quite the fondness for Walking The Bus Rider Blues) seemed boring in comparison to this new, exciting series called Warriors, about a dumb little furball growing up to be the star of the show, the man of the Clans! It was a great series, and my copy of The Darkest Hour looks like it came straight from a battlefield from its war-torn pages where I reread the scene where Firestar dies and revives over and over again. Whitestorm´s death shook me, like Honeyfern, Brairlight, Goldenflower, Ferncloud and so many others, he had seemed invincible. And Tigerstar´s death? I was totally expecting a great showdown. I just didn´t expect Scourge! That tiny cat destroyed Tigerstar so hard I almost felt sorry for him.
    But back on topic. Yeah, I hate lockdown. I can relate with it feeling like forever. Us Americans have no idea when it will end either. But it gave me a chance to revisit old hobbies, and to find new. As of now, it´s a great time. I´m doing well.
    Keep doing what you do! I´m begging my parents to get Crookedstar´s Promise because I want all the Brambleberry moments. She´s my favorite cat. I seriously hope that I can get a copy of Leopardstar´s Honor, and after I read book 6 of AVOS I´ll start on Broken Code. I might even join the WoF community! It´s going to be awesome when Broken Code completely comes out. I want to see Ashfur get his butt kicked! It´ll be hillarious when Yellowfang gets proven wrong…..
    But again, back on topic. Your books are a much-needed impact on the world. Thank you for doing what you do!

    • Thanks, Tigerpaw! I hope the US is able to ease restrictions soon, when it’s safe. Good luck with persuading your parents to get C’s Promise. RiverClan Super-editions are among my favourite.

  • Yay! I can’t wait to read Leopardstar’s Honor and A Light in the Mist, I’m sure they’re going to be very suspenseful and exciting reads!

  • Oh thank goodness everythings ok! And I can’t wait to read those books :3

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