It’s baa-aaack.

Here it is. The edited manuscript, waiting for me to go through every page. By February 4. That’s my table of contents, pinned on the board to the left, for my reference. And taped up in [...]

Frantically finishing maps

Starling Lawrence called yesterday to tell me that the manuscript was on its way back to me and would arrive this evening or tomorrow morning. He’s made various suggestions for [...]

The dreadful Author Questionnaire

Normally we do school with the kids Tuesday-Saturday (and take Monday off), but Saturday was so beautiful that we went and had a picnic in the woods instead. So here we are, fancy-free and [...]

Got any great cover ideas?

Star has just emailed me to say, “The art department wants to know if you have any ideas about art for the front.” He thinks that an action scene of some sort would be preferable, [...]

An excerpt: Chapter Four

So the book is now officially on the Norton schedule–February 2007. Since it is, as my editor says, “twice the size of an ordinary book” (apparently there won’t be big [...]