Honours: Writer Kate Mosse on receiving her OBE
14 June 2013 Last updated at 22:33 BST
Writer Kate Mosse has said she is "delighted" to have received an OBE in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours.
The author of books including Labyrinth and Sepulchre told the BBC's Lizo Mzimba that she "actually jumped up and down" after receiving the envelope containing the official notification of the award.
British honours are awarded on merit, for exceptional achievement or service.