The Keepers trilogy
September 6th, 2010
Welcome to my new website, and my new blog! It’s called ‘What’s on my desk and on my mind’, because I want to use it to put up news about the books (What’s on my desk), as well as discuss stuff, like ‘Why do people like brizzlehounds so much?’ (What’s on my mind).
So let’s start with news about the books. The ARC (advance readers’ copy) of Museum of Thieves has been doing the rounds in both the USA and Australia, and the book itself is being published at the end of this month. In Australia it comes out on the 27th, in the US on the 28th. It’s coming out soon in India too, but I’m not sure exactly when. To my surprise I discovered the other day that it has already been published in Germany, by a company called Arena Verlag, under the title Museum der Diebe. Apparently it has nearly sold out its first print run, and they are about to reprint it, which is good news.
Speaking of brizzlehounds, here’s a picture drawn by the amazing Sebastian Ciaffaglione, a Melbourne artist who specialises in book covers and illustration. He did the very beautiful cover for the Australian edition of Museum, as well as the pictures of the characters. If you look at the frame on my website, you’ll see that the brizzlehound is built into it, because I like the picture so much.
So, with Museum about to come into the shops, I’ve just finished the second book in the trilogy, City of Lies, and started on the third book, Path of Beasts. There’s still stuff to do to City, of course, including the copy-edit. And I have to do descriptions of the different characters so that Sebastian can work his magic again. I’m really looking forward to seeing what he comes up with.