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!
We had a wonderful evening on Wednesday. Thank you to everyone who came along or send good wishes. And thank you especially to Bob and the staff of The Gutter Bookshop for putting on such an amazing night.
Meanwhile, over on Goodreads, The O’Brien Press are giving away three copies of A Hollow in the Hills. You can enter here.
I’m back from holidays. Had a wonderful time and got a ton of writing done on book 3. Plus tons of research for the fabled Brittany book which I will get around to writing one day. And some reading to boot.
And best of all a box full of copies of A Hollow in the Hills arrived today.
Roll on the release day on the 7th September and the booklaunch in the Gutter Bookshop at 6.30pm on the 9th September. All welcome. Come and celebrate.
Or… Ok, so you didn’t have to wait as long as my paranoia anticipated!
The Wolf’s Destiny: a tale of the Holtlands Book 3 is now available on Smashwords.
Over the next while it will be available in other places too, but if you want it now (and if you’ve read The Wolf’s Sister and The Wolf’s Mate you want to know how it all turns out don’t you?) it’s available right now on Smashwords.
Self publishing the book was both stressful and really enjoyable as it turned out. Kind of appealed to the perfectionist in me, especially when it came to the formatting.
So please have a look, let people know it’s out there and help spread the word.
In truth this is a way to make the conclusion to Jeren & Shan’s story available to everyone who enjoyed the first two and wanted to find out the rest. So there you go. 🙂
Two lives, one love, one destiny.
In the wild north of Sheninglas, Jeren and Shan have finally made a home together. But the Holtlands are not finished with them yet. When an assassination attempt claims innocent lives, Jeren can stand it no longer. She must make a stand against the tyranny of her brother Gilliad before it is too late. Shan meanwhile struggles against the seed of darkness planted in him by the Fell’na sorceress and the growing knowledge that no matter what he does, he is losing his beloved wife. All their efforts to stay together just seem to tear them further apart, underlining the differences between them. When Jeren declares her intention to go to war, Shan makes one terrible mistake which changes everything.
Their destiny is written. How can it be changed again?