So, remember I said I had some news? And I’ve been hoping to post it for several weeks? Today’s the day.
I am *incredibly* pleased to announce that we’ve sold UK publishing rights to the first three Downside books (UNHOLY GHOSTS, UNHOLY MAGIC, and CITY OF GHOSTS) to HarperCollins UK!! I’m thrilled to be working with Harper, and I’m especially thrilled the books will be widely available in UK bookstores. I’ve been informed that UNHOLY GHOSTS is scheduled to be released in November there, same as here, which would be awesome and I’m really hoping it works out that way. I remember having to wait the extra time for a book’s UK release, lol, and I hated it! I will of course keep everyone posted as soon as I get new info.
It seems somehow fitting, in a way, as I was living there when I wrote them. And I think there is a lot from that experience in the books. So I’m really, really pleased, and I’m really, really hoping that when they come out or soon after, I can head back out there for a visit. I’d LOVE to do that.
Of course, the irony does not escape me. My agent called me to tell me about this around the first or second week of May; we’d been back in the US for a month or so. NOW we sell UK rights? Sigh. What Agent Man called “a tidy sum” will do us a hell of a lot of good here, but it would have done us a hell of a lot of good there, too. Anyway. Like I said, I’m hoping to head back out at least for a week or ten days or so, so keep your fingers crossed for me?
That’s really it for today, I’m afraid. I did have a couple of other things to talk about but they’ll have to wait. I got an email solicitation the other day I’m dying to tell you all about with a big helping of rolleye attached, but I am working like a little bee. Rest assured you will hear all about it. And whatever else may come up. Right now the only thing in my head is Megan, and Greyson, and Malleus, Maleficarum, and Spud, and Tera, and the terrible trouble they’re all in at this moment. Sigh, the world’s about to crash down around their ears. Think I’ll manage to make it all right in the end?