Sunday, 27 May 2012

Summer Pictures

It's the end of May and summer is in full swing. Blue skies, sunshine, birds and bees. I've been spending a lot of time in the garden, armed with my laptop and a camera, and while I was out there today, I spotted this little guy.

I think he's a hawthorn shield bug. He was quite happily clambering over one of the young rowan trees, no doubt looking for delicious leaves, but he's very welcome to stay in the garden.

Meanwhile, Nella has been out enjoying the sun in her new pool.

Her favourite game is grabbing anything that's thrown in the pool, running off with it, and hiding it down the bottom of the garden. I think we're going to need some more tennis balls if the weather stays nice.

On Saturday I visited Durham for a book signing in Waterstones and it was another gorgeous day. Huge thanks to Gemma and everyone at the shop for making me feel welcome. The streets were packed full of people wearing shorts and sundresses, eating ice creams and soaking up the sun.

Here's my attempt at photographing rowers on the river.

(I'm sure those branches moved every time I tried to take a good picture.)

And here is (part of) Durham Cathedral, looking as wonderful as ever.


It has been a hot, busy week.

Legacy has been out for two weeks now. Thank you to everyone who has written to say that you've enjoyed the book. It's lovely to hear from you all.

I hope you're out enjoying the sunshine!

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Legacy Unleashed

It's publication day!
*fireworks, explosions, cheers!* 

Wintercraft: Legacy is out in the world. The third book in the series has taken its place on the bookshelves alongside its brothers.

So, raise the curtains, dim the lights.
Silas, Kate, Edgar and Dalliah... the stage is yours.

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Wintercraft Series Giveaway

With just one week to go until Wintercraft: Legacy is officially released, how would you like to win a full set of all three books, signed by me?

To enter, fill out the form below and I will draw one winner at random on publication day (Thursday 10th May).

Good luck!

Updated to add:
If there are lots of entries, I will also give out signed copies of Legacy to some extra winners, so do spread the word!

Update 2:
It's Publication Day!
Entries for the giveaway are now closed, so I have removed the entry form.  Thank you to everyone who entered, and for all of your wonderful messages.
I will be choosing a winner at random later tonight, so keep an eye on your email inboxes!
1st prize = The full set of signed books.
2nd & 3rd prize = A signed copy of Legacy.

Update 3:
I have sent emails out to the three winners!