Waiting for the final edits for Chaos Storm to come in and getting ready to format for Amazon and Lulu. It's exciting to be publishing my third book and I can't wait to see it up and available!
While I'm waiting, I have now started the next book, a sequel to Shadowland. I'm reading all I can on the dark ages again, soaking up images of how people lived, what they ate and what clothes they wore, it's all interesting stuff and is slowly finding its way into words; two chapters completed so far and I love being back with Uther!
The amazing graphic artist/designer Adriana Haganu recently completed the cover for my latest book 'Chaos Storm' which should be available by the end of September. She then agreed to update the cover for the first book, The Flight of the Griffin. Have a look at what she made out of a couple of quick sketches....
She took these three drawings...
...and made my wonderful new cover for The Flight of the Griffin!
The manuscript for Chaos Storm is now with my editor, the wonderful Caro and we hope to have it finished and all the rogue commas and semicolons chased out by mid to late September.
Adriana has been working incredibly hard with the book cover and banners, for which I'm immensely grateful. She has even agreed to update the original Flight of the Griffin cover next so it doesn't look too awful next to Chaos Storm!
My next project is already into its second chapter and I'm already really excited about it!
I've been so busy writing over the last few months that I've neglected my poor blog so here is a quick update.
Firstly the sequel to The Flight of the Griffin, Chaos Storm is just one chapter away from finishing. Just a wrap up of the loose ends and then it goes for editing. I'm hoping that it will be on Amazon by early July. One thing I promise is that if you enjoyed The Flight of the Griffin you are going to love Chaos Storm!
Set one year after the crew reunited the crystal skulls in Sterling Temple, a new threat plunges the Realm into danger with invading armies on two borders and Matheus Hawk back with greater powers and vengeance on his mind.
I also wanted to note that Shadowland, which now boasts 72 reviews on Amazon US with a 4.3 star average is a FREE kindle download on Amazon 11th- 13th June, if you haven't yet snagged a copy, this is your chance! Please leave me a review!!! http://amzn.to/xrUOm5
I am so excited today for The Flight of the Griffin to be included as one of the 21 'longlisted' books in The Times/Chicken House Children's Fiction Competition. It is a great honour and I'm just buzzing!
Congratulations to my 20 companions on the 'Longlist' 2013!
THE LONGLIST: ALL THE SKY S.A. West London BORN LOSERS Tom Ellen & Lucy Ivison London ELLIE AND THE GHOSTS Elaine Murphy Northumberland FINDING ALICE Rosemary Appleyard East Sussex FRAMED Joy McCullough-Carranza Washington, USA LIKE A BROTHER Wendy E Constance Clacton-on-Sea MOLLY Katharine Leat Norfolk MOON BOY D.M. Macphail Perthshire MR UNUSUALLY'S CIRCUS OF DREAMS Sharda Dean Hertfordshire PROMISE NOT TO TELL Rita Piper Nottinghamshire THE BOY WITH THE GOLDEN BALLS Michael Byrne Winchester
THE HAIRY HAND Robin Bennett Henley-on-Thames THE PRINCESS AND THE PEACH Benedict Brown Surrey THE SELKIES OF SCORESBY NAB K.M. Lockwood Sussex THE SLEEPING BEAUTY HOUSE Nicki Thornton Abingdon THE WITCH OF EDAINE Hilly Barmby Brighton THROUGH MORTAL EYES Sally Poyton Oxfordshire VINCENT Phillip Rudall Swansea WE STOLE OUR BROTHER Fiona Motherwell London ZACH IN THE MAKING Kelly McCaughrain Belfast