It's call the 'Shine On' Award and it looks like this:
Of course, such a prestigious award doesn't come without strings attached. Oh no. I have to reveal seven facts about myself that you may not already know. Now, I've done this kind of thing before, so I have had to dig a little deeper this time. Here goes:
1. I always wanted to be an archaeologist. Couldn't handle the science, so that was never going to happen. But I love ancient ruins, mysterious places and Neolithic standing stones, long barrows and stone circles. I'll search for miles just to find a single megalith. And Skara Brae is a must-visit every time we visit Orkney. To discover more about its history, click onto Orkneyjar
4. A few years ago, my husband treated me to an amazing two night stay at Claridge's Hotel in London. We had a lovely surprise when they upgraded us to a suite, and the whole experience was just stunning. Each member of staff makes you feel as if you are the most important person in their lives and the attention to detail means that nothing, but nothing, is skimped. This is luxury in the traditional style and, I can tell you, I could easily get used to it, so I'd better write a bestseller pretty quick! To top it all off, we ate in Gordon Ramsay's Restaurant at Claridge's on both evenings.Sadly, he has since closed this restaurant, but we had an unforgettable holiday.
5. I am enjoying the latest series of American Horror Story: Coven. I loved the first series, but couldn't get into the second - Asylum. I think Coven has benefited from the additon of the always excellent Kathy Bates. Remember her in Misery? One scary lady!
6. I love a drop (OK, a few) of a really decent red wine and my favourite (strictly for special occasions as it doesn't come cheap) is Chatean Margaux. When poured into crystal and held up to the light, it sparkles like a priceless ruby...doesn't taste half bad either!
7. I love doing research for my books. My current work in progress - with a working title of The Medusa Tree - involves ancient magic, tree spirits and the like. It also takes place in the same small town where I set The Demons of Cambian Street (Priory St Michael) although it isn't a sequel. One or two of the same characters appear though.
Right, that's me done. Now I shall present this award to four writer friends who are all noted for their ability to scare, chill and entertain with their riveting dark horror stories: