Two weeks to go …

September 16th, 2011

And we’re counting down! It has been an exciting week, with the postal courier arriving at my door once a day or more.

Character cards for City of Lies

First there was a package of books from Random House, with advance copies of the American edition of City of Lies. The next day the Australian edition arrived from Allen & Unwin.

Then, yesterday, I received a small package of character cards from Allen & Unwin, like the ones that Random House did for the first book (that’s where they got the idea). They’re very cute as you can see.

And today – the courier and I are getting to know each other quite well by this stage – I got a whole bunch of Australian covers to give away to schools, and a poster! (Apologies for the dreadful photo.)

Poster for City of Lies

I also heard this morning that I’m getting a gig on, starting on 26th September. It’s a great website – have a look. You can chat to the featured authors and ask them questions, write reviews etc. So I’m looking forward to logging in, having lots of questions thrown at me, and not having the slightest idea how to answer them. πŸ™‚

Meanwhile plans for the grand launch are bubbling along nicely. AND there’s a new game coming! It’s going to be on the Australian website SOON, and I got to try it out last week. I warn you, it is NOT easy! But it’s fun, and you get to help Goldie in her desperate search for Toadspit and Bonnie.

47 thoughts on “Two weeks to go …

  1. Romi says:

    Love the character cards!

  2. Mia says:

    cards! but there wasnt onw of Goldie!
    but other than that, this post made my day πŸ™‚

    1. Lian says:

      Glad you like them, Mia. And there is one of Goldie! It just wasn’t in the photo I took.

  3. Hannah says:

    The cards look sooo awesome and I love the pisture of Bonnie!!!!!!!!

    1. Lian says:

      Bonnie looks very cool in this second book. She plays a really important part too, Hannah.

  4. Finlay says:

    Ohh! Im sooooo excited! πŸ™‚ The closer it gets the most happy I become. I hope I don’t explode of happiness, then I won’t get to read Keepers 2!

    1. Lian says:

      Finlay, please please PLEASE don’t explode! It would be very messy for your family to clean up, and I would miss your messages. πŸ™‚

  5. Roan says:

    Toadspit looks really COOL!! I want those cards to and posters!! haha!! I can’t wait to own book 2! I’ll have to ask you again for another autographed bookplate!! ;D haha!! Take care!!!! I marked my calendar for the launching! πŸ™‚

    1. Lian says:

      The cards are lovely, aren’t they Roan. Unfortunately I don’t have many of these ones – they were made for the NZ market so I don’t have heaps to give away, as I did with the first lot. But I can certainly send you another bookplate!

  6. Hannah says:

    I am sooooooo excited for the next book!!!!!!!!! It has been a long summer of waiting!!:( My friend and are allways talking about the next book.

    1. Lian says:

      It’ll be interesting to see whether the story goes where you thought it might go, Hannah. I’m very curious to find out whether people will be totally surprised at what happens, or not. I hope they are!

  7. Roan says:

    That’s be great Lian. Can I have another bookplate? Send me one again if you’re free! πŸ˜€ I have the feeling that I’ll get book 2 soon!! after the launching there! haha!!

    I wonder what’ll happen to Goldie and the rest! I’m excited to meet the new characters. I miss Goldie and Toadspit ahaha!

    1. Lian says:

      I’ll send you two, Roan, one for you and one to give away. πŸ™‚

      1. Roan says:

        Thank You Lian!! I’ll wait for it patiently. I’m doing a lot of waiting lately. waiting for book 2! ahaha!! I’ll reread Museum of Thieves after my examinations, in preparation for City of Lies. ^_^

        take care!!

        1. Lian says:

          Best of luck with your exams, Roan!

  8. Mia says:

    Excuse me for being clueless, but what on earth is a bookplate? i have never heard of them!

    1. Lian says:

      Have a look here Mia. And let me know if you’d like one (or two or three!).

  9. Kaela says:

    hi lian
    just wondering when the the city of lies coming out in Australia? I am dying to get it!!

    1. Lian says:

      Hi Kaela, officially it comes out on October 1st, but it may be in the shops a couple of days earlier.

  10. Mia says:

    yes, i want one please! Broo looks so adorable, makes me wish i had a brizzlehound πŸ˜€

    1. Lian says:

      Mia, can you check the email address that you entered? I’ve been trying to email you to get your postal address, so I could send the bookplate, but it keeps coming back, saying there’s no such address.

  11. Mia says:

    wow i forgot the F…..

  12. Christine says:

    hi Lian,
    The Keepers museum of thieves is the best book i’ve ever read!!! i cant find a book that’s any better than it:)

  13. Christine says:

    I won the keepers museum of thieves from a magazine:)

    1. Lian says:

      Congratulations, Christine! Isn’t it nice to win a free book! And I’m really pleased that you liked it so much. I hope you like City of Lies just as much when it comes out. (Not long now. πŸ™‚ )

  14. Hannah says:

    Do the book plates cost any money?

    1. Lian says:

      Hi Hannah, no, they’re free. A present from me to my readers. πŸ™‚ Would you like one? Or two?

  15. Hannah says:

    Yes I would looove to get two. Thank you.

  16. Hannah says:

    Lia does postage cost anything?

    1. Lian says:

      Nope, that’s a present too! πŸ™‚

  17. Hannah says:

    Thank you very much and can I get three instead.

  18. Christine says:

    I tried to log into that random buzzers website but it isnt letting me. i signed up for it and loged in but it didnt work was there anything else i had to do to be able to log in?

    1. Lian says:

      Hi Christine, I don’t know much about the website unfortunately. I guess I’ll find out next week when I’m the featured author! In the meantime, go to and send them a message asking why you can’t log in. They should be able to help.

  19. Christine says:

    thanx i cant wait till your the featured author! and i also cant wait till city of lies:)

  20. Hannah says:

    Yesss the book is coming out tommorrow, I am soooo excited.

  21. Hannah says:

    I just got the bookplated a few days ago and I love them soooo much!!!!! Thank you!!

    1. Lian says:

      Glad you like them Hannah!

  22. Hannah says:

    Hi, I am wondering where I can get the charater cards? Do they come with the book?

    1. Lian says:

      Hi Hannah, I’m afraid that I only have a few copies of the City of Lies character cards, which the publishers made for the New Zealand market. They sent me a few, and I’ve been giving them away to schools when I visit – one set per school! So I don’t have any of those spare to send you. I’ve got quite a few of the Museum of Thieves character cards however, which the US publishers put out. You can see a pic of them here. Would you like a set of them? I’m happy to send them to you!

  23. Hannah says:

    Sure, I would love too have a set of the Meuseum of Thievescards and do they cost any thing?

    1. Lian says:

      Hi Hannah, no, they’re free. Postage is free too! I have your postal address so I’ll send you a set.

  24. Hannah says:

    Thank you sooo much!!!!!!

  25. Hannah says:

    Can you send me two so I can give my friend a set. She is also a Museum of Thieves fan and it would be a very nice suprise for her?

    1. Lian says:

      Yep, that’s fine Hannah. I’ll post them today.

  26. Hannah says:

    Thank you sooo much and I just figured out that the book is at my local bookstore!!!! πŸ™‚

  27. Athena says:

    Hi Lian,
    I know this is an old post but I’m writing to say i love the books (all 3) and I’m doing a report on City of Lies for school. Do you have any pictures I could use? I’d also LOOOOOOVE a bookplate if its possible. πŸ™‚ πŸ˜›

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