Sometimes in publishing, you have sit on a piece of news for rather a while, as you wait for things to be sorted out and contracts to be drawn up in the blood of a righteous unicorn etc – sometimes it can feel like you’ve been sitting on a nugget of news for so long you have compressed it into a beautiful news-diamond of sparkling frustration.
Well, finally, I may present my twinkly gem of news: the top folks at Angry Robot have purchased the North American and Canadian rights for THE COPPER PROMISE and THE IRON GHOST.
That’s right, I’m COMING TO AMERICA BABY! (every time I think about this I am earwormed by the song at the end of Coming to America, a film I have seen at least 50,000 times – in fact, I once snuck into a cinema to see it. I know right?)
Anyway, I’m over the moon. The Copper Cat will be making her way across the pond, bringing mead, mayhem, monsters and magic. There will be a new cover too, which is beyond exciting, and for extra levels of glam it was announced on the Barnes & Noble blog, where I also wrote a guest piece on 21st century fantasy.
As ever, huge thanks to my wonderful agent, the now near-legendary Juliet Mushens, and to Angry Robot, for letting me be a part of the robot army. Now, where’s my giant mecha suit?