It’s been an odd kind of writing week in N.E. Switzerland. I haven’t done much in the way of actual writing, although novella number four, Christmas in Switzerland, is coming along at a pace which makes me hopeful it can be ready in time for Christmas 2018, and novella three, Trouble in Switzerland, is through its edits and off to the proofreader – publication is scheduled for July.
My main news this week is that rights to The Paradise Trees and The Cold Cold Sea have reverted from their London publisher to me. Yes, there is a story there, but it’s one for another day, though I will say how grateful I am for the support given to me by The Society of Authors. For now, it means that both books are currently unavailable in ebook, although there may still be the odd paperback around. Audio versions are available as usual. Both will be republished this summer, with Fabrian Books – The Paradise Trees ebook next week, and The Cold Cold Sea in August.
New publication = a new cover image. I was sad to see the old Paradise Trees cover go, but it’s been on the book since 2013, and working with cover designers is the best fun ever. Debbie at The Cover Collection and I rolled up our sleeves. The new image is still trees, but they’re different trees. The sense of danger is everywhere, greater than ever, I think, due to the slightly different angle we see the trees from. And that colour… I’m a blue/green person, I never imagined I would fall in love with a red-toned cover image. But I did, and here it is:
The paperback will be out in September, and I can’t wait to see it on my shelf!
Watch out on Facebook and Twitter, I have several blog visits coming up over the next few weeks to celebrate my new old book.
And on Thursday, tune in to this blog for a visit from Sanda Danby, who’s taking us off to sunny Spain… see you there!