I came home from the shops (which is a bit of a trek now that I live in the wilds of Tasmania) to find a note in my letter box saying there were parcels to pick up from the post office. I thought it would be the possum trap we’ve ordered.
Here I digress…
Over winter the possums have eaten the bark of several of the fruit trees and then they ate two little azaleas that I planted. I thought azaleas would be safe since they haven’t eaten others. I was wrong. So it wasn’t the possum trap (in case you are worried, we intend to drive down to the river which is part of a national park and let the possum go so it will be a pig in mud, rather than making a pig of itself in our garden).
The parcels were… drum roll … my copies of Solaris Classic KRK, All FOUR books. I was expecting book one but I should have realised Solaris would send all four books since they were being printed together, so they could be released a month apart.
The updated covers look terrific. Here they are on the kitchen table. Kudos to Clint Langley for the wonderful artwork.
You’ll notice on book two there’s a sticker letting people know that Garzik’s novella, The King’s Man, is included at the end of book two. Great news, for all those readers who contacted me wanting to buy a print version.
And then I turned the books over and discovered the layout artist had done something really clever. Ta Da!
They’ve used silhouettes from the front covers. Very graphic, very nice. So kudos to the graphic designer at Solaris for this!
And now I’m all set up to do the GoodReads giveaway for book one which starts on the 24th of September and runs until the 30th of November. (Will see if I can add a link to the giveaway when it goes live). Must get to work on all the blog posts I promised as well.
See here where the Fantastical Librarian interviewed me. Thanks to the lovely Mieneke.