No turkeys for Christmas, no fuel, no let-up in energy price hikes, no HGV drivers, empty food shelves, if you read the British papers.
But look, here's the book cover of my second book, due out March next year. Which in the scheme of things isn't much, but I'm a bit chuffed.
I'm very pleased to say that Jessica Kingsley have accepted the manuscript. I'm excited to be working with the JKP team once again. To get a solo book published takes a while; there's editing and the usual checks to be performed. But it's on its way. We hope to have it out in March 2022.
Well, last year was weird. I hope you're keeping well and safe.
A manuscript for a second book is being considered by Jessica Kingsley Publishers right now. It deals with the need for practice leadership to effectively organise services for people, and why services and commissioners struggle with leadership. It's a little forthright, so we'll see how the publishers feel.
If this goes ahead I'll begin work on a third non-fiction book concerning meltdowns in family situations.
Other than that, I've some work planned in Norway, and will hopefully be able to visit Malta and Singapore this year in order to teach and consult. See 'Other Writing' for news of a different ilk.
I've just completed a Zoom seminar on behalf of the Autism Resource Centre in Singapore to some six-hundred people. We're just agreeing future work, too.
I'll be presenting a brief overview of the psychology of challenging behaviour in September to a new venture in Malta.
I'm looking forward to speaking at the BILD PBS conference in Glasgow next May, as well as spending a couple of weeks working in Malta at the end of the same month.
I've completed a radio interview about writing & challenging behaviour.
Who'd have thought retirement could be so busy?
My first challenging behaviour book is doing well (and been adopted on a University module). By the end of the year, a follow-up should be ready for submission, too.