Thursday, March 20, 2008

Spreadin' the Good News...

...Or the Love. (However you want to think of it.)

I'm here to post some GREAT news because there's a lot to celebrate in the writing world.

* My friend, the awesome writing goddess Maureen Child, announced that her book Bargaining for King's Baby has been #1 on Walden's Bestseller List for 2 weeks now!! Woo-hoo!!! And as you can see from my sidebar, being the prolific writer she is, she also has a single title comedy paranormal romance on the shelves right now, A Fiend in Need (NAL), which is a follow up to her hilarious demon duster novel, More Than Fiends.

* A few weeks ago, another fantastic author and amazing person, Erica Orloff, announced on her blog that she accepted a three-book deal to Jabberwocky! The Magickeepers is "a middle-grade fantasy series about a rogue clan of Russian magicians who escaped Tsarist Russia, and who now hide their true identities in modern-day Las Vegas, and their battle against dark enemies to reclaim relics stolen from them by Harry Houdini and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle." She also keeps hinting at another deal that she's super excited about, but she won't give up the details just yet...She just teases us. Hmph. ;-)

* And from the UK... Stevyn Colgan announced that his first book is officially on Amazon! Yay! From his blog, The Unbearable Oddness of Stevyn:

The book is called: Joined-Up Thinking: How to Connect Everything to Everything Else

It's published on 3rd October this year by Macmillan. It will feature cover quotes from Stephen Fry and John Mitchinson (co-author of QI: The Book of General Ignorance) and will have a foreword from John Lloyd - the mastermind behind QI, Not the Nine O'Clock News, Spitting Image, Blackadder, The Museum of Curiosity and (with Douglas Adams) The Meaning of Liff.

What's the book about? Basically, it's about the interconnectedness of things; how completely different and apparently unrelated people, places, things and objects are actually much more closely related than you think.

I stalk his blog daily...Oops, I probably shouldn't admit to the stalking. ;-) Seriously, it's like having another BBC channel. But interactive! I have his link in the sidebar, so if you get a chance, check out the site.

Does anyone else have any great news? Tell us, tell us! :-)


P.S. Actually, mine isn't writing related, but Eric and I celebrated our 15 year wedding anniversary last week...We can't believe how quickly the years have passed! And we still make each other laugh every day. (Awww)