In case you are wondering what I was up to during my blogging hiatus, one of the answers is that I was was writing a book! The Secrets of the Santa Muerte is an 18,000 word introduction to this fascinating Mexican folk religion, and will be published in both paperback and e-book versions next month.
Don't worry, as this is not a dry text that will send the average reader to sleep. In fact, it turned out to be a how-to guide for anyone who wants to become a follower of the Dark Lady in the United Kingdom. Maybe she was looking over my shoulder as I wrote, who knows?
I did the research some time ago in Mexico, by talking to the people who worship this strange, frightening deity. I wrote down all the spells, prayers and incantations that they would tell me about, and then I translated them all into English for the benefit of the British reader.
The paperback will be available from my publishers, Feedaread, from about mid-March, with Amazon and bookseller distribution coming on-stream about a month later. The e-book should be in the Amazon store towards the end of March.
Rest assured, I'll keep you up to date with all developments.