RELEASE OF 'THE ANNIVERSARY MAN'...
Well, here it is. September 3rd, 2009. Release date of the seventh title, 'The Anniversary Man'. It seems like only yesterday that we released the first title, 'Candlemoth', but that was all of six years ago in 2003. I am now six years older, not necessarily six years wiser, and time has passed so rapidly it's hard to believe.
Later this month it gets busy. I am out on tour to France and Belgium for twelve days, and then New York for a fortnight. Somewhere in October I am going to Norway for a few days as well. The books ('A Quiet Belief in Angels', published as 'Seul Le Silence', and 'A Quiet Vendetta', published as 'Vendetta') in France are doing very well. There is a website (www.liwreo.com) where you can see these very cool-looking 'video trailers' for both books. 'Seul Le Silence' has just been released over there in paperback (what's know as a 'livre de poche'), and 'Vendetta' has just come out in large format paperback (as they don't do hardbacks in France).
Next week is going to be interesting, to say the least. We are releasing our first title in the US. It's 'A Quiet Belief In Angels' again, and the response thus far from newspapers, magazines, readers' groups and libraries over there has been amazing. We shall wait and see what happens...
So that's where we are. I am at Thimblemill Library in Smethwick at 2.30 today for an event. Hope to see some of you there. Otherwise, I am working like a dog to get the book for 2011 done before I disappear for a month on tour. I am a little more than half way through and it's going well. That's the 'Bad Signs' book that I've mentioned a couple of times before.
And for those of you who are on twitter, I am on there too now. You'll find me under 'rjellory'. Twitter is a challenge for me. For someone who regularly sits down and writes three or four thousand words at a straight run it's interesting to be limited to one hundred and forty!
Hope all is well with you and yours.
Best wishes, as always,