Saturday, January 06, 2007

Merry New Thing!

Well soooooo long has past and not a peep from me and all I can say to that is Book 2 is done!!! It is in the hands of editors! ... and it is definitely much longer than Foundling – currently 33 chapters (though Celia, my editor here in OZ, may have something to say about that … we shall see.)

So I am back to blogging and thank you so much to all the questions and encouragements. I shall endeavour to answer all queries put to me in the very near future.

So I wish a Merry Late-Christmas & HAPPY NEW THINGY! to you all and I look forward to more frequent posting from me - so you can too.

Oh, and before I forget, this morning for breakfast I had Nutri-Grain [TM]

Watch this space for more Half-Continent words for every-day items, returning very soon...

10 comments:

Sirk said...

Well, it's been a while since I read this, but thats certainly wonderful news to hear! Tell your editors that the more chapters, the better. An addendum to the explicarum would be fine too.

Erin said...

Hi, I just read your book recently and liked it very much!

I have a few questions I would like to ask you privately. Do you think you could contact me at miss_erin@moscowusa.com ? Thanks. :)

femina said...

Yay - welcome back! I listened to the audio version of Foundling while driving back home for Christmas. Haven't finished it yet, but I must say the guy reading it has a very soothing voice... and does the character voices in exactly the accents I expected. Did you have a say in that or is it just a happy coincidence?

Swelly

Mark said...

That's great news, you can finally get around to translating 'biro' for me. Thanks for a great talk at the Mawson Library, it created quite a buzz.
If you're not heartily fed up with books and drawing you might like to check out the old illustrated herbals currently on display at the Museum of Economic Botany in the Botanic Gardens and at Carrick Hill.

John said...

Great news that Book 2 is on its way.

I just recently read Book 1 and loved it. It was very refreshing to read a fantasy novel without the usual panoply of elves, dwarves and dragonsand the level of detail that went into the setting of the Half-Continent is amazing.

Speaking of detail, even in the blow-ups in the back of the book, many of the words on the map of the Half-Continent were too small to make out. Any chance of a fold-out map in the next book? Or a separate poster?

Sean said...

That's great news! I'm so ready for the new book! and I believe the more pages the better, every detail is never too small when it comes to this world, I can only hope that the editors don't want to cut too much out. Also the idea of a seperate map would be great! Thanks for your time.

Sookie said...

I can't wait to read book 2! I enjoyed the first one very much!

Kaollaku said...

Yay been looking forward to reading t sicne the night I finished book 1. And the longer the better is what I think. Glad your going to be posting more also!

Anonymous said...

can you give us a chapter to read (preview)

random missfitt said...

Great news that the next book is finally here!, i also think the separate map is a great idea go talk to the publishers about it!

is the hardcover edition coming out aswell or do we have to wait?, because i hate it when your favorite book falls apart on your 15th read of it.

the explicarium better be long aswell, ive read that more times than the book.

if you bothered to read all of this -thanks

-mr missfitt