Today I held a finished printed copy of Wintercraft in my hands for the very first time. *glows with pride*
I couldn't be more pleased with it. The cover is just beautiful, some of the pages are framed with flakes of frost and the symbols on the cover shine in the light. It is, quite simply, a book that wants to be touched.
But less of this 'finished copy' talk, that's for next month. This book's elder brothers and sisters are out in the world already! Proof copies began dropping onto people's doormats today. The gates to Kate Winters' world have been thrown open and I hope you all enjoy the story that waits inside.
Thanks to everyone who let me know they received a copy. I've seen photographs of proofs out in the wild and each one makes me smile.
Right now I'm off to laminate my brand new book, lock it in a glass case and hermetically seal it inside a lead-lined chest that is to be placed immediately under 24 hour guard.
Or I could just sit it on my desk so I can flick through it every now and again.