Sunday, 31 July 2011

Some Bits and Pieces

So, where are we then?

Well, I've just finished the latest round of edits on The Curds and Whey Mystery (the third Third Pig Detective Novel). They've gone back to the publisher for excising and dismembering so we'll see how that goes. The editing process is an interesting one, Frequently the editor comes up with great ideas that most definitely make the story better and this was no exception. Once the story was tweaked to incorporate the changes - especially in the closing stages of the book - I could see a marked improvement. Hopefully His Lordship Mr Editor will concur!

I'm also looking forward to seeing what they'll do with the cover.

I've also done some reviews and interviews for Inis Magazine, which is a CBI publication. Here are some of the links and one-line summaries for those of you who may be interested:

The Prince of Mist by Carlos Ruiz Zafon not as good as it should have been

The Great Space Race by Joshua Mowll - a fun read

The Dead by Charlie Higson - and I loved this one!!

The Left Hand of God by Paul Hoffman a disappointing entry in the Fantasy genre

Dancing Jax by Robin Jarvis - a cracking horror story.

The Magnificent 12: The Call by Michael Grant - a good laugh

Regular readers (all two of you) will know I'm a huge Darren Shan fan so I was thrilled to get an opportunity to interview him. The results can be seen here.

I have some more reviews that haven't been published yet and have just finished another interview with two more of my literary heroes: Jo Nesbo and John Connolly. This one should hopefully feature in the next issue of Inis and I'll post the link as soon as it's out.

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