I just got an email from a reader who GOT IT. !!!! She got to the end, twigged as to what was happening and then read back and spotted some of the clues in a delighted excited rush. She knows who she is so I won’t mention her by name, but I’m SOOO delighted. Nine Planets is just a thriller in disguise waiting for keen attentive readers to look beneath the disguise to see the hidden story.
Read it. I dare you.
The big name authors get to sit back and watch their book hit bookstores all over the world. I get to go out to bookstores in my city, chat with the managers, see how things are going and ask if they would be so kind as to put Nine Planets on their shelves. So far, these stores in Perth have said yes, so if you would like a copy, take thyself/ves off to
- Planet Books, Beaufort St, Mt Lawley
- Kaleido Books, Perth Central Train Station
- MillPoint Caffe Bookshop, Millpoint Rd, South Perth.
- Crow Books, 900 Albany Hwy, East Victoria Park
I’ll let you know about other bookstores who will start stocking in January.
Several weeks ago, I was asked to do a skype interview with Ed Fortune from http://www.starburstmagazine.com in London. Ed made contact at 2AM and we talked about books, Australian fiction, the inspiration for Nine Planets, and some either/ors. I hope I don’t sound too garbled but it was 2AM.
My bit starts at about 19.45.
I made sure my family was all there, that there were cameras ready and that phones were on silent. Then I opened the box, took out the book and held it in my hands. Apart from the lovely weight of the thing in my hands and the smell of the paper and ink, it was quite surreal to be holding the book that I had written as though it were just a novel that I had bought at a shop.
I grinned a lot, called people close to me and shared the moment, sat and read pages of it, took pictures and put one on facebook.
A lovely day. A long time coming, but well worth it. PGFWABF.