COMING SOON…

This month I’ll mostly be preparing for the launch of my new illustrated novella, ORFEIA, with a magical cover by Sue Gent and illustrations by the wonderful Bonnie Helen Hawkins. It’s a standalone story, set in the same world as A POCKETFUL OF CROWS and THE BLUE SALT ROAD:  and I think Bonnie has produced some of her most stunning artwork yet. We’re both very happy with how our new baby has turned out.

In audiobook news, I’ve just finished the unabridged recording, which will be coming out on September 3rd, at the same time as the hardback edition.  With so many new books coming out on the same date, pre-orders are likely to be even more crucial than in previous years, so if you’re enjoying these folklore-inspired stories, please consider pre-ordering it now: it will help drive sales and make it a whole lot easier for me to convince my publishers that there’s a market for this kind of thing…

Order it here from Amazon!

Or here, from Waterstones!

Or here, from Forbidden Planet!

Or here, direct from the publisher…

Want to study ORFEIA as part of a readers’ group? Here’s a handy guide to give you some ideas and extra resources. (Note: some of the questions contain spoilers, if you’re worried about that kind of thing.)

Want a taste of what it’s like? Here’s a clip of me, reading from the book…

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