I don’t usually use my blog to announce things – mainly because I don’t usually have anything to announce – but here I am, adjusting my tie, polishing my megaphone: I!Have!News!
Here in my blog-world, I go on and on about how I’m writing, and I am. Every now and then, all this writing actually turns into a book. JULIA VANISHES is set to be published in the Spring of 2016, which may sound like a long way off to you, but between now and then I will be working with Nancy Siscoe of Knopf in the US and Amy Black of Doubleday in Canada, and I am… *practicing understatement since it’s not like you can see the little jig I’ve been jigging for days now* …Very Excited. JULIA VANISHES is the first book in a fantasy trilogy (I know, I’m such a one-trick pony) about a spy-for-hire who takes on a job posing as a maid in a wealthy, eccentric household, and finds herself on the wrong side of a power struggle between ancient forces.
The Publisher’s Weekly announcement is here, if you are interested in that sort of thing.
As a side note, this all came about while I was deep in Annie Cardi’s first novel, “The Chance You Won’t Return,” about a girl whose mother has a mental breakdown and believes she is Amelia Earhart. I will admit that, as the good news sank in, I had more than a few moments of fearing I might be delusional and making the whole thing up. If that turns out to be the case, I apologize, but I am just going to keep living in this fantasy world where the likes of Nancy Siscoe and Amy Black like my book and want to work with me, so don’t bother trying to bring me back to reality. I like it here, thankyouverymuch.
*puts away megaphone*
*jigs another jig, very quietly*