And so my last (for the moment) historical fiction novel is now doing its satellite thing across the reading universe and another novel is in construction phase.
Or should that be the ‘imaginating’ phase or the ‘jotting and plotting’ phase?
Thoughts for the new book are coming together.
I feel like a detective placing clues on a board. Some shout louder than others but somewhere in what I am looking at, a storyline is emerging. The legend of the Fox Spirit is whispering particularly loudly. Readers might remember her appearance in The Shifu Cloth. …
The first two books of The Chronicles of Eirie have just had a re-brand. Originally published in 2008 in print, they were released as e-books in 2010. As the Chronicles continued to expand to include four books, it became obvious they needed to be re-branded as a series.
Today, I received this email:
“Dear Prue Batten,
Because your book, A Thousand Glass Flowers, received the high review rating of a 4 star or better, it has continued to the second, public voting phase for the 2012, RONE Awards. In this phase the readers will be narrowing down the contestants to 4 – 6 finalists in each genre by choosing the books they love best.
I’ve been pinning for 12 months-ish. I had thought that it might just be a fad for me, perhaps even a fad for the world at large.
But not so.
The participation levels are huge, my own involvement at least every second or third evening when I’m busy, every evening if I’m not.
Saw it last night. At last.
Let me set the scene – we went to what is called Gold class – recliner seats, a dinner menu, wine, a blanket and pillows. Very, very civilised.
(and no, this is not me nor my husband, but merely the ad for Village Cinemas, Gold Class.)
In a world where Others play with mortal lives, in a hidden province that survives on the backs of abducted slaves, Isabella, one of those stolen folk, sends a message woven into rare cloth made of paper and silk, in the vain hope that her cousin will find it, decipher it and rescue her.
Today the postman arrived with a huge sack.
Sent by the publisher for me to use for giveaways etc.
The proof copy of A Thousand Glass Flowers.
Both books should be available through all good bookstores in about 14 days.