First the news stuff:
The Iron Witch will now be released earlier in the UK. This has been confirmed and is official, but was already noted on amazon.co.uk when they jumped the gun a bit with changing the pub date on TIW’s page a while back.
But, yes, The Iron Witch will be released in the UK on 20th January, 2011. There are reasons for this change – Very Good Reasons that I’m not allowed to say anything about yet, but all will be revealed. 🙂
This does, of course, mean that there is now a 3-week gap between the UK and US editions (since Flux moved their release date one week later, to February 8th, 2011), but I’m sure things will work out fine in the end. Overall, it’s good news and I can’t wait to share WHY the change has been made.
Okay! Now the business has been done, I can tell you how much I loved hearing that Patti Smith interviewed Johnny Depp for the latest issue of Vanity Fair. Imagine being in a room with those two creative geniuses… I think it would singe my eyelashes to sit too close to the energy that must have been flying around. I’m going to buy the actual magazine asap so I can read the whole thing!
[Thanks to the lovely Beth Kephart for the heads up on this.]
And an extra treat for you: check out the gorgeous gallery of Vanity Fair images of Depp throughout the years.
You’re welcome. 😉
In more randomness, here’s a great post by Jodie from Book Gazing all about her take on ‘Warrior Women’. It’s a few months old, but wow… All I have to say is: What she said! In many ways, her post explains a big part of my lifelong love for Wonder Woman – although that’s not who the post is about.
For me, Wonder Woman is the ultimate ‘warrior woman’ – and I’m talking about Diana as she’s written in the comic books, not the old TV series (though that was awesome in its own way!). She is strong – on the same level of power as Superman – but she is also filled with compassion and the desire for peace. It’s such an interesting and complex combination, but only a very few writers have done her true justice. Take the two panels below for a perfect example of how I think Diana should be written: