November 3rd, 2005, 09:25 PM
I'll suggest that to my publicist.
Originally Posted by Rocket Sheep
(So smugly satisfying, to be able to say 'my publicist' - like 'my agent', 'my personal trainer', 'my vet')
December 15th, 2005, 01:07 AM
Just dropped by to say 'hi'. I haven't read SassyCat yet - must go hunting (no, not for fish, s'orright Rocket Sheep!) Meantime, I hope you have another adult novel on the go, Richard?
December 15th, 2005, 04:11 AM
"Sassycat" awaits your attentions!
I just heard the Aurealis Awards shortlists for this year - and "Sassycat: The Night of the Dead" is one of four finalists in the Best Children's Long Fiction section. Yay! The others are Isobelle Carmody's 'Little Fur', Morris Gleitzman's 'Worm Story' and Garth Nix's 'Drowned Wednesday'.
Lucky me - I also have a short story in the Best Fantasy Short Story section.
Yes, I'm working on a much longer fantasy - a genuine crossover, adult/YA. I'd call it adult, in almost every respect except that the main character is 15 years old - and nowadays, that tends to mean it gets targeted to YA. I've nearly finished the first draft, but this is a project I've been working on for 15 years and it's very very important to me, so I'm going to spend plenty of time getting it to (my standards of) perfection.
December 15th, 2005, 04:20 AM
I suspect luck played only a minor role in your two shortlistings, Richard! It was a very competitive field and I think anyone who is shortlisted deserves loud applause. Good luck in both sections!
I'll look forward to the Genuine Crossover but won't hold my breath waiting Meantime, I'll go chase that durned cat.
December 15th, 2005, 04:35 AM
Thanks! You're not wrong about 'competitive'!
Originally Posted by satima
For cat chasing, evidence inside the novel itself suggests that tinned tuna always works, or you can call 'Sass! Sass! Sassycat!' in a special alluring tone of voice.
The book is published by Scholastic - under the Omnibus imprint (except that Scholastic appears on the cover, hell, I don't know - I always say 'Scholastic Omnibus', to cover all bases!)
December 15th, 2005, 04:48 AM
Gotcha, Richard. Will arm myself with tuna and an Alluring Voice before I set off for the bookstore
November 11th, 2008, 05:25 AM
Bard of Tending in Ileadh
can you tell me about your books?
i know it is in th 1st page page but i like the author who will explain. haha.