Two website updates in two months … enjoy it while it lasts, because once I get stuck into the editing of the next book, I won’t surface again for months.
The medieval book has been given the green light by Scholastic – hurrah! – and has a provisional title (A WInd From the South) and a provisional release date of some time at the beginning of 2012 (I know, I know, but things always take forever in publishing). I read through it again a few weeks ago, and was horrified at how much work needs doing to it. So that’s what I’m doing at the moment, taking a lot of little scenes and trying to turn them into a book that works.
My American publishers recently sent me a very beautiful hardback edition of ‘Season of Secrets’
Which looks something like this. It’s coming out in America on the 1st of January.
Also coming out on January 1st is the American paperback of ‘Ways to Live Forever’. In Britain, where most children’s books are paperbacks, this feels like a very long time to wait, but I hope you’re all looking forward to it and haven’t minded it taking so long.
And most excitingly of all, after months of me banging on about it, here’s a chance to see a trailer for the ‘Ways to Live Forever’ film:
Doesn’t it look rather wonderful? I hope it all isn’t too different from how you imagined. I’ll let you know as soon as I have a release date.
(Who is enjoying living by a canal in Oxford, with ducks and canal boats and yellow autumn leaves)