Some good news for a change

Hello everyone – a whole bundle of good news today.

In no particular order – I’ve just had my first vaccination. I wandered in, loaded down with potential reading matter, several notebooks and pens, some biscuits and an expectation of being in there for hours.

Well, that didn’t happen. I was straight in, clothes on the floor – you know what I mean – stabbed in the arm, into the waiting room for a bit of a really not needed sit-down and then released back into the wild.

Everyone was bright and cheerful – even me – and really well organised. I was so impressed. And then a lovely walk home along the canal in the wintry sunshine. And sausages for lunch to look forward to.

More good news – I’ve signed another a contract with Headline. The usual stuff. I offer them my soul and they publish another three of my books. We have:

Untitled St Mary’s 13 – published June 2022

Untitled Time Police 4 – published April 2023

Untitled Elizabeth Cage 4 – published April 2024

Together with the traditional Christmas stories, of course, and anything else I might feel like scribbling in the meantime.

The third bit of good news – for me that is – is the arrival of my sales figures up to the end of December. I don’t normally mention them but they are so utterly brilliant I felt I just had to say a huge thank you to everyone who has ever bought one of my books. Thank you so much. For an author there is no greater pleasure than curling up on the sofa, tea and chocolate within easy reach, and gloating over her sales figures. And just so we’re all clear – there was gloating. Massive gloating. World class epic gloating. And quite a lot of chocolate as well.

So thank you everyone for enabling my chocolate habit.

That’s it for today – I hope everyone gets their vaccinations soon and it all goes as smoothly as mine. And the weather will get warmer. And Another Time Another Place is out this coming April. In fact, I’m using the proofs for a footrest as I type – don’t tell Headline.

Happy Thursday everyone – and now I should get back to work. On the other hand – sausages for lunch!


59 comments


  • Laura Hope

    Reading is my favourite thing in the world and I read fast, so I’m always searching for my next escape.
    I have to say these are the best books ever. Got 2 chapters into the first novel and ordered everything else I could get my hands on. Just finished #13 in the St. Mary’s series and shed a tear…please tell me it’s not over! Not to put pressure on you Jodi, but please get to #14 if you please. Thank you for such amazing books. Going to drop into the Time Police series now and have a cup of tea! Cheers!


  • Brian Brown

    Devastating to discover I still have to wait 2 years for my next Elizabeth Cage fix. It’s going to be a hard two years. Please please please stop eating chocolate and drinking tea and just use that time to write some more for us all.


  • Julie Slade
    Just listened to “ A Catalogue of Catastrophes” on audible

    Pleeeeaase tell me there is another St Marys book on the way
    I have practically stopped watching television since my husband introduced me to these great books, and we listen at home, in the car….


  • Brian Silcock
    I do wish someone in the know would quit faffing around and film some of these wonderful books…..

  • Michaela

    Thanks for the update, Jodi – I hope you’re well! After discovering The Chronicles of St Mary’s in 2014, I’ve been a huge fan and am SO looking forward to the next book drop in April! I’m actually re-listening to them all again, in order, and am currently back on book 5. Thank you so much for creating such fantastic characters and stories – I’ve even got a bit more into (mostly Ancient) history since listening so thanks for that, too :-)


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