The other day, the FedEx man brought me Die Beschenkte — i.e., the German edition of Graceling. Guys, Carlsen makes gorgeous books. It’s 500 thick, beautiful pages long; the design (interior and exterior) is simply lovely; and IT HAS A BURGUNDY RIBBON BOOKMARK. Even better, it arrived in a Die Beschenkte messenger bag!
Die Beschenkte will be released in the fall.
In other news:
- I’m happy to report that the Hachette Group (my French publisher) is launching a new fantasy/SF imprint through their publisher Calmann Lévy, called Orbit France. (If your eyes glazed over trying to follow that, don’t worry, it doesn’t matter.) Orbit will be publishing an adult edition of Graceling as one of their first books. (The YA edition has already been released in France. The Orbit edition will be released in the fall.)
- The Full Cast Audio audiobook of Graceling is completed and is about to be released. Here are a couple of cool YouTube links: one gives an inside look into how the audiobook was created, and the other is Tamora Pierce very sweetly talking about the audiobook.
- The Penguin Audiobook of Fire is in production and will be read by Tony Award-nominated stage actress Xanthe Elbrick. Last week, I talked to the director on the phone and pronounced all the names for him. (Yes, this is done — and it’s one of the more fun jobs of being an author, IMO.) I hope to have a clip from the audiobook to post at some point!
That’s all the news from here, folks. My days are spent doing things like writing, packing boxes, walking along the river, worrying about nebulous move details, and making (and eating) copious amounts of pizza. Oh, and contemplating crime. (But only because I’m speaking at the Simmons Summer Institute in July, and the institute topic is Crimes and Misdemeanors. ^_^)
Happy Ides of June, everyone.