I’m still riding high after turning in Book 3 to my editor a few weeks ago. This feeling will probably last until the revision letter hits in October or November. In the meantime, other fun things have been happening.
This week I saw the cover the UK edition of Above World. The book will be available in the UK in paperback next spring, around the same time that the US paperback is released. I’m excited to be in a new market, and I love seeing variant covers for the book — that’s a whole new level of exciting!
I also got to see the entire book cover (front, back, spine, and flaps!) for Above World book 2: Mirage. This one is all oranges and reds and yellows, and it took my breath away! The artist and the design team at Candlewick did a truly fantastic job. I can’t wait until I can share it with you! The release date for Mirage is March 12, 2013, but I should be getting some ARCs (Advance Reader Copies) fairly soon.
In terms of appearances, I’ll be at the West Hollywood Book Fair on Sunday, September 30th, for a middle-grade panel at 11am. After that, I’ll be hiking in Oregon and attending the Sirens Conference from October 11-14th.
And when I’m not reveling in the whole author thing, I’m working on my next book, a YA adventure chock full of martial arts and magic. It’s the (happy writer’s) circle of life.