Sunday, 29 August 2010

New Books

It is a truth universally acknowledged that one cannot and should not enter a bookshop and leave empty-handed.

I was at Waterstones in Darlington for a signing on Saturday and - since I was surrounded by the ever-tempting bookshelves of the YA section - this is what I left with:

Add to that the bursting list of book recommendations that have come to me via blog comments & emails over the past week & I have plenty to keep me going for ... oh, at least a week or two. :)
I've had my eye on The Diamond Of Drury Lane & Young Sherlock Holmes for a while and the others were recommended to me on the day as great reads.

My bookshelves are on their way to being officially restocked.
For now...

Friday, 20 August 2010

Book Recommendations

A few paper cuts and many cups of tea later & Blackwatch is officially winging its way back to my editor.

It's always exciting to go back to a story you haven't worked on for a while. I've heard whispers of possible cover ideas already and I'm really looking forward to seeing Blackwatch dressed up in its travelling clothes and heading out into the world next April.

Now it's time for short break before diving back into the events of book 3 - a break that I intend to spend exploring the worlds tucked away inside other people's books, but after a quick check of my bookshelves, it seems they need an injection of new blood.
I need something fresh and new to read.
So, what would you suggest?

If there was one book you would recommend, which book would it be & why?
What are your ultimate favourite books, either new or old?

My future reads are in your hands.

Friday, 6 August 2010

Book News

Hello everyone!

Sorry for my terrible lack of blog posts recently.

I've been staying away from the internet for a while so I can finish editing Book 2 in the Wintercraft series. I'm not out of the editing jungle yet, but lots of you have been asking about the title and the release date - so here goes...

Book 2 is called Blackwatch and it will be published in the UK on the 14th of April 2011!

You can pre-order Blackwatch now at, Waterstones & lots of other bookish places online.

I am very excited about this book.

And now a new countdown can officially begin.
Just 251 days to go!

(I'd best get back to work!)