I’ve been running around a bit the last month between Worldcon (which was amazing) in Dublin and then up to Titancon (also amazing). And now I will be in the editing cave for most of September.
But I was delighted to find out that A Crack in Everything is included in Stacked’s “A Bookish Tour of Ireland” today. It’s an amazing round up of YA books set in Ireland. Thanks so much for the inclusion.
Check it out.
I’ll be at Octocon on the 13th October in Blanchardstown. There will be badges and ribbons. Oh yes. More of them.
In the mean time, I’d better get back to work. Jessica Thorne is very demanding. 😉
Want a recap of the Dubh Linn series? Wondering if it’s for you? Here’s a spoiler free review of A Crack in Everything, A Hollow in the Hills and A Darkness at the End from Aoife at Fred Weasley Died Laughing on YouTube.
Also just a reminder that I will be at TitanCon next weekend, 30th September – 2nd October, in the Wellington Park Hotel in Belfast.
Just wanted to say thanks to everyone who helped to celebrate the launch of A Darkness at the End the other night, both on the group and in a virtual space as well. It was a fantastic night and I couldn’t have asked for more.
Particular thanks to Sarah Rees Brennan who, despite threats, didn’t shame me at all 😉
(Next time, Sarah, next time).
Bob has signed copies in the Gutter Bookshop, and so too do our friends as the National Leprechaun Museum. There will be more popping up in various bookshops as and when I get there (I’m on a mission).
Failing that I’ll be at Titancon at the end of the month, and at Octocon in October. Signing pen will be at the ready. All three books are available from all good bookshops, on and offline, now. Keep a lookout for the very rare, collector’s item that is the wings badge!
Eastercon was great fun. Loud and exhausting but fun.
I committed guestblogging over at Heather Reviews, telling everyone a little bit more about some of the locations in A Crack in Everything and A Hollow in the Hills as the first part of her Friday Facts #1 series
So, a long long time ago, when I was still in school I was in a German class supposedly learning German. And I had my German book out on the table in front of me and was for all appearances studying very hard.
Unfortunately, I was not actually doing that. I was writing a novel on a book perched on my knees under the desk.
Of course, I was caught, my lovely novel was confiscated and I had the mortifying experience of having to go to the staff room at the next break and ask for it back. It was the only copy. This is long before the days of computers and multiple backups. My German teacher told me it was very good. Which meant she’d read it.
I wished for the ground to open up and swallow me whole. It didn’t. I never learned more than a few words of German. Enough, I hope, to be polite. And ask about sightseeing.
more fool me because today my novel A Crack in Everything comes out in German from CBT and I cannot read it!!! But it is called Die Chroniken der Fae: auf Papier und Asche (Chronicles of the Fae: from paper and ashes). I have been really lucky to work with the lovely Karen Gerwig as translator. And the cover is BEAUTIFUL! Once more the cover fairies have come through for me with flying colours and the artwork by the wonderful Isabelle Hirtz is stunning.
So, if you are lucky enough to be able to read German, or simply want to own a book with a magnificent cover featuring Izzy Gregory, here is Die Chroniken der Fae: auf Papier und Asche.
Also a reminder that I will be in Hodges Figgis on Dawson Street on Thursday evening from 6pm for a YA panel with Claire Hennesy, Dave Rudden and Louise O’Neill. Come and join us!
In the grounds of Dublin Castle, the Dubh Linn gardens sit on the site of the original black pool. They are decorated with intertwined brick pathways representing eels. The central lawn double jobs as a helicopter landing pad, while small gardens, such as the Garda Memorial Garden, occupy the corners. It is also the site of the Chester Beatty Library, one of my favorite places to visit in Dublin.