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More bookerly goodness!

I came home from marking assignments all day to discover my books had arrived.  Now I have boxes of books, including Exile! I was unpacking them and putting them on the shelf and when I turned around I discovered Monnie had climbed into one of the boxes. You know how cats love boxes.

So, all I am waiting on now, is book three and I’ll have the set!



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The Eagle Has Landed!

My copies of Beseiged have arrived!

Why is it that books only seem real when you hold them in your hand? Besieged is bigger than I expected. The cover looks lovely. Solaris have done something with the figure on the front so that it is shiny on a matt background.

Here are the books on the kitchen bench, leaning up against the retro toaster and kettle, the kids bought me for my birthday.  The ‘ghost who walks’ is Monie. He’s part Russian blue and and likes to inspect things. Just as I took the picture he heard a noise by the door.

And here are the books on my office shelf with King Rolen’s Kin. But I think I’ll move them down a row,when I get the other two Outcast Chronicle books, so I can put all three books in a line.

That’s my news for today. Now I have to package up the books to send off to reviewers and people who have won give-away competitions. In no time at all they’ll be gone – hopefully to people who will enjoy them!


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Besieged has been released into the wild…

Solaris sent me my author copies weeks ago, but I think the books must have been left on the docks in London, or maybe they’re taking the scenic route to Australia. Everyone but me seems to have copies.

First Pulp Fiction the Brisbane specialist bookstore sent me this photo to prove they had my book in stock.

Then Tehani Wesley sent me this photo to prove she had a copy and she’s in Western Australia!

Still waiting for my copies…


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Book Cover Pretties

As you may have noticed, I’ve spent my Saturday night revamping my web site and my blog. Ooooh we writer lead exciting lives!

And now it is time to reveal the cover of book one of my new series. A big thank you goes out to Solaris Press for engaging the wonderful Clint Langley to do the covers again. (Clint will be appearing here in an interview, when he finally gets around to answering my questions).

Here it is: Besieged, Book One of The Outcast Chronicles

No, you are not going crazy, this is the version with the corrected spelling!

UPDATE: And as the wonderful Tansy Rayner Roberts just pointed out, there is a typo in the title, which I didn’t see because I was looking at the design, coming from a graphic art background. Don’t worry, this will be fixed.


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