That would be waking to this lovely tweet featuring my beaming editor holding a finished copy of Blackwood!
Look what just arrived in the office: The VERY FIRST Strange Chemistry books, direct from the printer!yfrog.com/es5palpdj @gwenda
— Angry Robot Books (@angryrobotbooks) August 6, 2012
And then beaming editor Amanda sent along a fabulous review of Blackwood by Faren Miller in this month's Locus (!). An excerpt:
"Offbeat and imaginative, Blackwood mingles past and present, dark forces with a hint of pulp SF, along with many kinds of drama — from Shakespearean revenge to an amphitheater show where the island’s legend is just an entertainment for passing tourists. Whether viewed as young adult, genre mix, or a first novel, it belongs with the year’s best."
*falls over dead*
Less than a month now until the official release.
*jumps up and down*
As you were.
p.s. One more pointer to the Waterstones interview for the week-day crowd.