On Thursday 6th December I was at the warm and wonderful Word Factory Christmas party in Bloomsbury. I met so many lovely people and was lucky enough to be one of the five readers picked from slips of paper in the Santa hat. Here I am reading from the story ‘Saucers of Sweets’ in Live Show. Word Factory apprentice Ushi told me afterwards that she’s been reading my work since the Asham Anthology, which came out in 1999: she even remembered the last line of that story. It’s so heartening to know that these stories do find readers, even though I might not meet them for twenty years or so.