Have you ever had a day where you left home on a 7am train, worked flat out all day, got home by 7pm exhausted and drained, and then opened your email and found this:
The King’s Bastard has gone into its 4th reprint!
No wonder I’m doing the happy dance. For those of you who might be wondering here are the KRK covers and for more info on the trilogy see King Rolen’s Kin.
Available in paperback and kindle from Amazon and all good bookstores.
(If you live in Australia you need to go to a specialist bookstore or order it in. But then we all want to support specialist bookstores, don’t we? Makes us feel virtuous).
I’d like to send a really big thank you to the readers who’ve enjoyed KRK and told their friends. I get emails every week from people asking where KRK book 4 is or where the next KRK trilogy is. I’m in the throes of writing the new trilogy right now. Just wish I could give up the day job to concentrate on it, but then all writers feel that way.
And if that wasn’t enough there’ve been some very nice comments on the covers for The Outcast Chronicles (here, many thanks to Magemanda!). Kudos must go to Solaris for choosing Clint Langley as the artist for both these trilogies and to Clint for the amazing work he’s done.
And here they are:
All in all, this was a very nice surprise to come home to!
This is the cover of book three of my new trilogy The Outcast Chronicles. With thanks for Clint Langley the artist and Solaris, the publisher.
I think Clint has outdone himself with the covers for this trilogy. He’s captured the feel of the series – richly beautiful, with loads of intrigue and danger!
Now I really hope the books live up to these wonderful covers.
After last week, when I posted the cover of book one of The Outcast Chronicles with a typo in the title, I thought I’d better check the lettering on book two. Here it is.
Can’t spot any typos myself, but then I have a background in graphic art so I tend to see design, not words. I think the cover fairies have been kind to me again. What do you think?
Thanks to Clint Langley for his great work and thanks to Solaris for using him to do the covers!
As you may have noticed, I’ve spent my Saturday night revamping my web site and my blog. Ooooh we writer lead exciting lives!
And now it is time to reveal the cover of book one of my new series. A big thank you goes out to Solaris Press for engaging the wonderful Clint Langley to do the covers again. (Clint will be appearing here in an interview, when he finally gets around to answering my questions).
Here it is: Besieged, Book One of The Outcast Chronicles
No, you are not going crazy, this is the version with the corrected spelling!
UPDATE: And as the wonderful Tansy Rayner Roberts just pointed out, there is a typo in the title, which I didn’t see because I was looking at the design, coming from a graphic art background. Don’t worry, this will be fixed.
Here is my new blog banner for The Outcast Chronicles, taken from one of the covers. You can see why I’m excited. Clint Langley has outdone himself!
To see it in all its glory go here.
Kudos to Clint Langley, the cover artist for the KRK trilogy. Clint’s cover for book one ‘The King’s Bastard’ has been nominated for the Ravenheart Award. That’s the cover section of the Gemmell Award. Fingers crossed Clint!
I woke up the other morning to find an email from my editor at SOLARIS. (They are in the UK and I’m in Australia, so we are like ships that pass in the night). The covers for my trilogy had arrived. And here they are:
I was blown away. They are all terrific, but I love the second book with its brilliant red bird. Kudos to Clint Langley the cover artist and to SOLARIS for choosing him.
Having worked as a graphic artist I sometimes buy books just for their covers. If I saw these in a bookstore I’d pick them up. Have there been covers that made you look twice?