Didn't guess from the pictures? Okay, here's the real dirt:
January - My first novel The Castle of Los Angeles was released. Pretty big deal for me, personally and professionally.
March - I make my first trip to Britain, and fall completely in love with Bath.
September - We adopt 17-year-old Mystery and we are now ruled by Princess Bossyboots (and very happily so).
October - My obsession with Janelle Monae is capped by seeing her in concert.
December - Tsui Hark makes the best movie of the year with Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame, and I couldn't be more thrilled.
Next: A look ahead at a few things coming from me in 2011!