Lots of great writerly stuff has been happening lately!
First, Book 1 of the Griffin Mage trilogy went to an additional printing almost as soon as it hit the shelves, which is very cool!
Second, nearly everybody turned out to like Book 2 even better than Book 1 (which makes me nervous about Book 3: can I have a smooth upward curve right through the whole series, please? Can’t wait to read the reviews in January . . .).
Then more cool stuff! Tantor Media bought rights to do an audio version. Very nice! I listen to lots of audio books when I’m driving to dog shows and things. There’s a serious, serious dearth of good fantasy novels to choose from in audio, people, at least at the library closest to me. Or else, for a happier scenario, the SF / F novels are always checked out. That’d suit me.
Also! Even better! The Science Fiction Book Club ALSO bought rights to the trilogy, too. They’re going to bring it out as a three-in-one omnibus edition. I’m looking forward to the thrill of seeing the Griffin Mage trilogy in an SFBC mailing — and yes, it will be a thrill. I’ve been a member off-and-on for decades, and now use the SFBC to keep tabs on what’s going on in SF and F. Plus, yes, I do spend more money buying from them than I usually actually meant to . . .
And one more Very Nice news item — The Floating Islands, coming out next February, has been chosen by the Junior Library Guild as one of their selections! This is a really nice feather in my cap, because being selected by the JLG is quite prestigious. Go, ISLANDS! I hope everybody agrees with the JLG (and me!) that ISLANDS is a great book!
And thanks to Michelle Frey, my editor at Knopf, who is such a perfectionist and helped ISLANDS be just as good as it could possibly be!