Here I am again, taking the first steps…

Except this time I’m entering terrain that feels extremely tricky to navigate.


The day is approaching when SINNING ACROSS SPAIN will be on the shelves. Last week I got a cover! That’s it up there on the right in the title bar. If you want to see a bigger image, click on CONTACT in the black menu bar above this.

I love the cover. I hope folk will long to walk into that landscape, just as I did. I hope they will want to turn the pages. I hope they will want to buy.

To help keep my clan up to date with what is happening, I’m beginning this blog. It will be the first place I go to spread any news I may have about the book and its author. (That would be me!)

If you’d like to be a subscriber so you’re advised when there’s a new post, please go over to the right hand side of this page, and click where it says ENTRIES RSS. I won’t be posting frantically, so your Inbox will not clog! If you’d like to make a comment on a particular post, you can do that by clicking on the little bubble beside the title – up there on the right.

Now. Gird your loins.

You can also LIKE me on Facebook – possibly easier than liking me at the end of a 30km slog over Spanish hills!

I know. I know. I said I would never go there. I said it was dangerous terrain for me. But needs must, and sometimes the least longed-for road yields the most rapturous vista. I’m hoping that will be the case with Facebook. Be gentle with me. I may take a wrong turn or two in the early stages!

And here’s another turn-up for the books. You can follow me on Twitter!

No, I won’t sound anything like the pajaros carpinteros (carpenter birds – woodpeckers!) that tracked me along the paths in Extremadura, but hopefully my tweets will be useful if you want to hear about the pilgrim’s continued progress. I promise they will not be intrusive or repetitive, which is something that can’t be said for the rat-a-tat of those carpenter birds.!/AilsaPiper

It’s an exciting time. The book will be in shops from April Fool’s Day. Could anything be more appropriate?

It was on the 30th March 2010 that I boarded the plane to begin this wild ride. Two years from first steps to publication. Who could have predicted that? I feel so lucky and happy and amazed.

And very, very nervous about the path through the cyber-wilds.

So walk with me. Please.

Day one – Camino Mozárabe.

16 thoughts on “A new road opens…

  1. Oh for goodness sake, I am shocked and amazed. Speechless. FACEBOOK??!!
    Well, as you say, needs must. I’m trawling on the net for hotel accom in New Dehli as we speak, when the pillow doth call. And there you are. In my inbox.
    It is an exciting time Ailsa. So happy for you and your adventure. Love the cover. Love the blog. Love you. And so to bed. xxx

    1. Thanks dearest Trace. It’s a plunge, all right. I’m eating my words, and I’ll let you know how they taste! happy trawling. x

  2. Well…well!
    We meet again! But this time across the world!
    We have been living in London for the past 7 years and I would so love to touch base with you again. I will be lining up, ( or asking our daughter Sally who lives in Melbourne to ) at the book store on April 1st to get a copy of your journey!
    Keep in touch
    Love Tig xxx

    1. Oh, now see, this is why I do the cyberspace thing!!!
      How wonderful. What a bonus to have you pop up Miss Tig.
      Do you get back to Oz? And if you do, please please give me a hoi! I’d love to hear of your adventures.
      Thanks for visiting. Thrilling to hear from you. A xxx

      1. We do get back to Oz at least once a year…where are you living now and I will make sure that we catch up next time I am there!! Are you still in Melbourne?? xx

  3. Looking forward to the walk! And all the new contact avenues are great. Who could resist such an lovely invitation to join you.
    See you on twitter 🙂

    1. Now who knew you twitterered? Tweetered? Twitted?
      Hmm…a way to go yet!
      Thank you! I’ll be better cos I have you walking with me.

  4. Dear Ailsa,
    We’re with you all the way — with sensible shoes and sun hat
    Looking forward to the drink at the end of the day!
    Congratulations and love,

  5. To boldly go … and you do. Now we can walk with you through the timeless pages of your divine-looking book. The cover IS so inviting. Huge congratulations on every step of the journey, and may the cyber-space world be full of as many unexpected wonders.
    Love and hugs from Manly

    1. Thank you, thank you, queen of the deep! I’m SO glad the cover appeals. I love it so, and am so indebted to the designer. Now for the blogotwittosphere…xxx

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