I have a new contract.
After a short wait and bit of negotiation, I have been offered a new three-book contract with Macmillan for the next two Changeling books and the first book in my new series.
It’s great to know that my immediate future is secure, and that I don’t have to go through the arduous submission process again (I won’t be buying that holiday home in Southern France just yet, but hey, I’m told there’s a recession on). The best news is that Macmillan seem to have bought into the concept for the new series, which is still so top secret that I won’t even tell my daughter what it’s going to be about.
There are supposed to be some exciting marketing plans for the books coming up in the future, and I’ll blog the details when I have them.
I’m missing my author visits. Now that the school holidays are upon us, I have not been able to go to schools and talk to students. And I’m really missing it. If I say so myself, I’d become quite adept at the whole school visit lark, and I’ve really enjoyed each and every one of them. I did quite a few of them following the release of Changeling, and it was a means of me breaking up the writing routine. More importantly, it was a means of getting out and taking to my potential audience, and I liked the banter and feedback that these sessions created.
It’ll be good to have a second book to talk about when I start up again in the new school year.
There is a competition to win Changeling books and goodies (I don’t know what the goodies are – perhaps dinner with a company of wolves?) on the Macmillan site. You can enter via this link: