Olá Brasil and Vive la France!

Olá and bonjour!

I have EVEN MORE EXCITING NEWS. As the Sherlock fans amongst you may have deduced, there’s a smattering of Portuguese and French in this here post… And that is because it’s my very great pleasure to announce that The Sin Eater’s Daughter will be published by Editora Rocco in Brazil and Gallimard Jeunesse in France! THEREBY CONTINUING MY GLOBAL TAKEOVER.

Let’s see that visual representation again:
artist impression


I know.

I’m in some very good company with both Editora Rocco, and Gallimard Jeunesse (they publish the Brazilian and French versions of some of my favourite books, respectively), and it’s an honour to be published by them. I’m very excited, not least because it means new cover art and translations! As soon as I have more details about publication dates, etc. I’ll share them, and of course the cover art!

Finally, the beautiful cover for The Sin Eater’s Daughter, designed by Jamie Gregory at Scholastic UK, is in the running for Mr Ripley’s Book Cover Wars. It’s in the first heat and it’s up against some really stiff competition. It’s doing really well so far, which is astounding considering the book isn’t out, but a great testament to how beautiful Jamie’s work is. The poll ends at midnight tonight, so if you haven’t already and would like to, I’d appreciate the votes! Of course you can vote for someone else if you like, I did, so I understand.

I think that’s it for now.


Sneaky peek!

Happy Halloween Month!

Things are definitely getting scarier, but it has nothing to do with ghosts, ghouls and things that go bump in the night. It’s mostly to do with the fact that the release date for The Sin Eater’s Daughter is getting closer and closer and that means you can read it. YOU CAN READ IT. Which is simultaneously my fondest dream and worst nightmare for complicated and egocentric reasons.

Thankfully, Scholastic, and Amazon UK and US have decided to help me out a little with my fears by releasing a preview sneaky peek of The Sin Eater’s Daughter RIGHT NOW. So those of you with Kindles (other e-readers are available) can hop along and download a bit of it! Thereby gently easing me into life as an ACTUAL AUTHOR.

The link for the preview from Amazon UK is here

And the link to it on Amazon.com is here

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And finally a link to Jeff Goldblum advertising some  lighting is here. Just in case.