The Twice Lost is out, so don’t be shy about picking up a copy!
And for anyone who wonders what I might be doing now that the mermaids have swum away, here’s the first paragraph of my YA novel in progress, VASSA IN THE NIGHT:
People live here on purpose; that’s what I’ve heard. They even cross the country deliberately and move in to the neighborhoods near the river, and suddenly their shoes are cuter than they are, and very possibly smarter and more articulate as well, and their lives are covered in sequins and they tell themselves they’ve arrived. They put on tiny feathered hats and go to parties in warehouses, they drink on rooftops at sunset. It’s a destination and everyone piles up and congratulates themselves on having made it all the way here from some wherever or other. To them this is practically an enchanted kingdom. A whole lot of Brooklyn is like that now, but not the part where I live. Nobody, not even a full-blown schizophrenic, could so much as hallucinate anything magic around here.
Some of you may remember the wonderful music the young composer Charles Gray has written in response to Lost Voices and Waking Storms. Well, here’s the final piece in his series, “The Lost Voices Trilogy Finale: The Twice Lost.” I think it’s the best one yet, so deep and suspenseful and gorgeous!
I’ll be leading a workshop for teenagers on writing fantasy fiction at the Brooklyn Book Festival on Sunday, September 23rd. Would love to see you there! (The workshop is near the very bottom of the schedule: 2PM in the Borough Hall Conference Room.)
The biggest news is that I finished writing the third and final volume of the Lost Voices Trilogy. It’s called The Twice Lost, and I am very happy with how it turned out–but it won’t be out until July of 2013! Ah, well. After I delivered it to my publisher, I went into a long swoon of reading all of George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Fire and Ice, and now I’m on the last book, and it is just as brilliant as everyone says.
In other news, I recently saw the first review for Waking Storms, and it’s so sweet! (Scroll down; it’s the last one on the page.)