I’ve had some queries about how the timeline for the KRK books unfold and one very helpful reader (waves to FyreGarnet) suggested I do a timeline. So here it is. I hope this makes it clear, let me know if it still confusing. Sometimes you get so close to something, you can’t see it clearly.
At last I’m allowed to tell…
Solaris Press will be releasing The King’s Man on December 6th!
This book grew from something a friend said to me. She refused to believe that Garzik was dead and, when I looked into it, she was right. I realised there was a whole story waiting to be told, Garzik’s story, one that Byren, Piro, Fyn and Orrade didn’t know about.
Not yet, anyway. At the moment I’m writing KRK book four where all the threads of the narrative will join together in a thrilling, roller coaster of an ending with explosions and betrayal, sacrifice and heroism. (Well, maybe not explosions).
I love the way the internet puts writers in touch with readers. Today Bob from Beauty in Ruins review blog sent me this!
He’s sitting on the edge of a lake somewhere reading book three of KRK. Go for it Bob. Wish I was doing the same thing!
I’ve had someone ask - if they liked King Rolen’s Kin, what should they read next.
It seemed like the perfect opportunity to ask readers for their opnion so I’m throwing it open to you.
What authors/fantasy trilogies would you recommend for someone who loved the KRK trilogy?
or Fun with Photoshop!
I’ve been playing around with the covers of my books creating bookplates. The ones I did for King Rolen’s Kin have been really popular and I’ve gone through almost 2000 bookplates. Some I signed and sent to my publisher in the UK, others I signed on the spot at Supanovas around Australia. Here’s the King Rolen’s Kin bookplate.
And since The Outcast Chronicles will be coming out next year, I’ve created bookplates for them as well. Honestly, the covers Clint did were so gorgeous that I couldn’t resist, I had to do 3 bookplates!
I couldn’t forget my paranormal-crime book that’s coming out from ClanDestine Press in March next year. Here’s the bookplate for Price of Fame.
They should all the be printed in for Supanova in Brisbane Nov 4-6th. I’ll have my new bookmarks as well.
No excuse, just wanted to show off my pretties!
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!