clouding over, lovely day, temps 16
Just clouding over now but for the morning it was stunning. What a gorgeous September we've had!
Went off to Knowlton with Michael for breakfast. Such fun having bowls of cafe au lait, scrambled eggs with melted brie and fresh herbs, and catching up with friends who kept dropping in for their own breakfast or coffee.
Had wonderful news today from the agent and publisher. The paperback version of THE CRUELLEST MONTH has gone into a second printing just a week or so after it's release. And it's a very big printing. So everyone's thrilled.
We're counting the days until the launch of THE MURDER STONE! I think it must be similar to the opening night of a play for the actors. You feel both excited and nauseous.
Just finished doing today's editing on book 5. Want to be finished in a week. Then print it out, give it to Michael and my brother to read, then - with luck - send it off to my agent in London.
Had a disconcerting email from a reader in the States who has ordered A RULE AGAINST MURDER - which is the US version of THE MURDER STONE. It's coming out in January. But Amazon.com has messed things up a little and is telling people A RULE AGAINST MURDER is no longer available. The publishers in NYC investigated and found out it was a glitch on Amazon's part. The good news is that Barnes and Noble website has it correct. And you can, of course, order it through your independent bookstore.
Need to write October's newsletter...an exciting one. And not forget the october giveway which has to do with Christ's College Cambridge.
Talk to you tomorrow.