Planning the Sunker launch
September 14th, 2014
What with the Book 3 deadline getting closer and closer, and the launch for Sunker’s Deep coming up round about the same time, I’ve been feeling as if the year was going FAR too quickly. That is, until I spent a couple of hours last week talking to my friend Julie Hunt (author of the award-winning Song for a Scarlet Runner) about the launch, and another couple of hours this morning sending out invitations and thinking about who might be able to help with various bits.
Now it’s starting to feel like fun. Here’s the first email invitation that went out just a few hours ago:
Dear friends, the last time we saw Petrel and Fin they were heading north on board the ancient icebreaker ‘Oyster’, to save the world from the Devouts (and to search for Fin’s lost mam). With them went the Sleeping Captain (no longer asleep), the mechanical rats Mister Smoke and Missus Slink, Third Officer Dolph, Head Cook Krill and his daughter Squid, Chief Engineer Albie, and all the rest of that hardbitten, determined crew.
Now at last they’ve reached the shores of West Norn, home to the Devouts and their Citadel. Here they’ll meet treachery and despair, mystery and hope. And they’ll discover that they’re not the only ones who’ve been hiding for the last three hundred years …
‘Sunker’s Deep’ will be launched at 11 am on Sunday November 2nd at the Founder’s Room, Salamanca Place, with the wonderful Mel King as MC. Come along, bring your friends – and expect the unexpected!
There’ll be another email in a few weeks when we’ve (a) decided what we want people to bring (at the moment we’re thinking fish and other underwater stuff) and (b) got the official invitation drawn up (you don’t need an invitation to come, but it’s nice to have one).
Are you wondering what the unexpected will be? Me too. 🙂