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"Just be who you are, calm and clear and bright." - Richard Bach, Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah

Over the Moon, part 2

(Over the Moon, part 1.)

Monday evening I got back late from a crafting circle at the Armory to find an email from my agent waiting in my inbox. I told you things were afoot in the UK!

I knew people were talking about Bones & All at the London Book Fair, but I didn’t dare to hope there’d be an offer, since there’d been no takers on either Mary Modern or Petty Magic. Especially since the economy tanked a few years back, the prevailing publishing wisdom seems to be that UK publishers aren’t likely to take a chance on you if you aren’t already a bestselling author in the US.

There are exceptions, apparently. I got not one offer, but THREE. This was such a dream come true for me, I can’t even tell you! This means I can walk into Foyle’s on Charing Cross Road in London (where my dear friend Seanan works) and find my book on the shelf. This means everyone else I know in Ireland and the UK can walk into any other bookstore and find it there, too. I won’t have to say, “Well, I think you can find it on Amazon…”

I was pleasantly shocked by the glowing things these London editors were saying. One of them literally got a sunburn after taking my manuscript to read in the park, she was so engrossed in it.

I am very, very thrilled to announce that Penguin UK will publish the book next year!

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Hi! I'm Camille. I only write stories that could never ever happen in real life, though I do believe in real-life magic. If we were in the same room I'd fix you a cup of tea, but for now we'll have to settle for a virtual connection. I'm really glad you're here.