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Clockwork Crow published in USA

Clockwork Crow published in USA

Today is the day that Walker Books publish The Clockwork Crow in their lovely hardback edition. It looks superb, and let’s hope it sells well for Christmas!

In other news, here in the UK The Midnight Swan will appear from Firefly on October 1st. I am really looking forward to seeing the completed trilogy.

 

Thirty Years since The Conjuror’s Game.

Thirty Years since The Conjuror’s Game.

Amazingly I find it’s thirty years since my first children’s book. THE CONJUROR’S GAME was published by The Bodley Head in 1990. Obviously it was a great thrill for a young author to work with such a legendary press. They produced a lovely hardback with a cover design by John Vernon Lord which I still… Continue reading

Cover of The Midnight Swan is revealed!

Cover of The Midnight Swan is revealed!

Here’s a first glimpse of the cover of The Midnight Swan, coming OCTOBER 1st. You can read the first chapter on firefly/press.com. It’s been fun writing this trilogy, and I hope everyone will pre-order the final instalment of Seren and the Clockwork Crow! Continue reading

Midnight Swan etc.

Midnight Swan etc.

Well nothing much is happening in the book world but nature is blooming and the writer’s life goes on pretty much as normal. The Midnight Swan is finished and we are working on the cover design which should be ready to be shared soon. Publication is scheduled for October, and I am hoping that will… Continue reading

Midnight Swan complete

Midnight Swan complete

I’m pleased to say that the third Clockwork Crow book, THE MIDNIGHT SWAN, is finished and now with the publishers. There should be a cover image soon. Obviously a lot of editing will happen next but the book should appear in October from Firefly. It was fun to write and there are a few revelations… Continue reading

All good for THE VELVET FOX

All good for THE VELVET FOX

The Velvet Fox has now been published for a month and has had a very good reception and positive reviews. Sales of Clockwork Crow are still high and Firefly have just sold rights to Candlewick Press (Walker Books) in the US and also to publishers in China, Russia, Denmark and Finland. I’m doing a few… Continue reading

Coming soon- The Velvet Fox

Coming soon- The Velvet Fox

I’m delighted that The Velvet Fox will be published on 3rd October by Firefly Press.  This is the sequel to last year’s Clockwork Crow, and features a new adventure for Seren and the Crow (who is even tetchier this time round.) Firefly have done a great job on the cover. Initial reviews have been very… Continue reading

The Bramble King launched.

The Bramble King launched.

Last Thursday I had the great pleasure of reading from The Bramble King at Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff, alongside my old friend Sheenagh Pugh, who was launching her own latest collection Afternoons Go Nowhere. Both are now available from Seren Books. Sheenagh lives in Shetland these days so I haven’t seen her for a… Continue reading

Clockwork Crow event at Hay Festival

Clockwork Crow event at Hay Festival

It was great to talk to an interested and enthusiastic audience at Hay on Sunday about the Clockwork Crow. I had the chance to read an excerpt and field plenty of challenging questions. Thanks to everyone who came! My next event is at Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff this Thursday where I will be reading… Continue reading

Seren Poetry Gala at Hay Festival

Seren Poetry Gala at Hay Festival

I took part in an excellent event at the Hay Festival on Monday night- the Seren Poetry Gala, with poets Jonathan Edwards, Rhiannon Hooson and Elizabeth Parker, launching the Borderlands pamphlet from Seren’s new series, and also reading a few poems from The Bramble King. The event was made even more special because the great… Continue reading