Am hard at work on Darwen III, so it was a great boost to get word that the first book of the series is a finalist for a couple of Best YA book of the year awards, one from NC school librarians and one from SIBA! These nominations are great honors in and of themselves whatever the outcome.
I’ve been doing lots of local school visits, and can’t say enough about how much fun it is to talk to hundreds of fourth through sixth graders and their supportive teachers and librarians. Such things give me faith for the future and, more to the point, remind me why I write.
I have completed the final edits on Tears of the Jaguar which will be out in September and have just received the first copies of Macbeth, a Novel which will be available next moth. The cover is wonderfully atmospheric!
That’s all for now. Now that I’m out of classes for the semester I have to produce at a fairly furious rate, so… back to work.