That’s so cool — thanks L.A. Times!
I’ve got a sneak preview of the new Syrup cover, which will adorn the US paperback release next year. What do you think? Yes, I’m getting interactive: vote for your favorite cover now!
And one other thing: the German-language Syrup is coming out shortly, under the name Fukk. That gives me an alarming amount of adolescent enjoyment.
I’m back in Melbourne after the Newcastle Young Writers Festival — my first writers festival, and a great experience! Things have been very busy for the last couple of months, especially since I’m just a few weeks away from finishing my next novel. (No, it’s not a sequel. No, I’m not going to tell you about it… yet.) Stay tuned!
Back to Australia after five months in the US! I had such a great time in the States, but boy, it’s good to be home again. Syrup is already on the bookshelves here (and wow, it’s everywhere I look), although most of my publicity stuff won’t happen until September. (I argued hard for a Godzilla-style teaser campaign, starting to build about nine months before publication date, but you won’t believe how obstinate these publishers can be.)
Thanks to everyone who came to hear me read on my US tour! I think my favorite question was: “Did you really write this?” Indeed: did I, or is this exotic Australian exterior nothing but a slick marketing idea designed to attract publicity? You be the judge.