First of all, check it out. The Iron Witch finally has a German cover:
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Here it is on Amazon.de, publication date 12 October 2012, which is sort of surreal. But very, very cool. I’m guessing that the subtitle translates as ‘The Girl with the Magical Tattoos’ which I absolutely LOVE. Anyone who knows anything about the genesis of this trilogy, knows it was partly inspired by The Handless Maiden folklore. I just like that the word ‘maiden’ is in the title, albeit in German.
The more I think about it, the more it looks like Donna has been ‘sharpied’ by Maggie Stiefvater. 😉
Anyway… What else has been going on? Well, I’ve been sending out the Xan short story as fast as I can, but to be honest I didn’t think the demand would be quite as constant. Which is fab! Thank you, all. 🙂 Please be patient with me as I try to catch up on yesterday’s sign-ups. Of course, a spanner got thrown in the works when I just opened up my newsletter service’s website to find that they’ve totally updated and changed the layout. I suppose it looks nice, but I had just gotten used to the previous system, and now it’s left me uncertain as to how many people I still need to send The Lost Boy to.
But I shall figure it out! Just hang in there in case I have to mail out a super-huge batch of stories tomorrow. Oh! And thanks for the lovely feedback I’ve received so far. It means a lot because I’m giving this story away for nothing, so to hear whether or not you liked it makes me smile.
In other news, I’ve added a page on the website for the forthcoming YA charity anthology, Two and Twenty Dark Tales. I’m really proud of my story, ‘One for Sorrow,’ and I’ll definitely be adding more info when I can. It’s looking a little bare at the moment…
And I only just realised that it’s now available for pre-order on Amazon!
I’m currently working on the first draft of the second Moth book, but it’s early days yet. As in, I don’t even have a title. I’ve been
moaning talking about this a lot on Twitter because I hate writing without a title. It really does feel like writing without a net, to me. I need a title before I can find the right words. At least, before I can truly find my way into a story. Hopefully, the perfect title will hit me over the head soon.
That’s all I got for now. Have a great weekend!