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February 18, 2010
Oh dear. After promising to send bookplates to those or you who would like one, I launched a new website and some technical things happened with various mail delivery systems attached to the old site, and it appears that the list of emails has been eaten. If you requested a bookplate in the final months of 2009 or early January 2010 and have not yet received it, please do drop me another note from here and I'll dispatch one, post haste!
February 6, 2010
In the wee hours of the morning, while all was black and still, I was woken by a great thunderclap. In my hazy, sleep-drunk state, I thought of an egg: an enormous crack, the peeling open of the taut, steamy sky, then the great and instant deluge of rain.
It stormed all night, grumbling thunder, flashing lightning, and it's still raining now. When you live in the sub-tropics, rain pelting a tin roof is one of the best sounds you'll hear, and I hope it lasts all day. Writing with a hot cup of t...
February 4, 2010
The US trade paperback of THE FORGOTTEN GARDEN is published this month and I'm happy to report that it looks just as gorgeous as the hard cover, only a little lighter in your satchel. You can read the first chapter here or skip straight to the reading group guide, if you prefer.
Also, I received this link recently and thought I'd post it here--not because lovely things are being said about my books, though that is also very nice--but because it reminded me of one of my most happy-making...
February 3, 2010
Quite a few people are asking when they can expect to see THE DISTANT HOURS live and at large, and I'm very happy to tell you that it will be published in Australia, the US and the UK in November this year, and everywhere else in 2011 (because translating manuscripts--especially those as long as mine tend to be--takes rather a lot of time). It's already on Amazon and various other places, which means it must be true.
There will be tours and signings in November, the details of which I'll...