You may think that writers are a cautious bunch who would much rather stay in the warm comfort of their home, snuggled up with their computer, than venture out and take on a challenge that is a bit bracing. Not necessarily so. Particularly if you are Kerry Drewery, who next month will be taking part in a 24 hour open water swim for Book Aid International, the charity who fund and provide books and other educational support within African countries. To find out more about the wonderful work that Book Aid International do, what Kerry’s challenge actually entails and what possessed her – and of course how to sponsor her – do take a look at her blog post. Good luck, Kerry!