Books are in the Wild
Updated: Jan 1
So, the Erewhon Day Boy and Stone Road editions are now available everywhere that sells books - or you should at least be able to order them. You can certainly get them from Avid Reader. They're absolutely beautiful.
We've had such an assortment of illnesses this last month and a bit that I've had little time to reflect on that.
I love both of those books so much, so I am hoping that they find some new readers, and I'm already back into the depths of my next novel. I've no idea when this one will be finished, but I feel like I am slowly making progress.
Writing a novel is such a peculiar thing. Most of the time you kind of feel like you're just tooling around, gathering words and images, trying to make sense of everything, trying to make it make sense (you want it to be readable, well, MORE than readable) and it never really quite feels like it's work, or serious work at any rate. Every time, I have to remind myself that this is actually how I write everything. Not knowing much, feeling towards that knowing, knitting characters out of words. It's always a bit confronting.
On a lighter note, I've seen the almost final art work for my next picture book Mr Impoppable - to say I love it is an understatement. Artist Brent Wilson has elevated the material, made it sillier and more cinematic than I could have hoped for. This one will be out mid 2023 through Larrikin House, and I am truly looking forward to taking this to schools - something I never really got the chance to do with Giant and the Sea.
Brent and I both reckon we've given parents who need a quick Book Week outfit a gift with this one. Pre-orders should be happening soon. And as soon as there is a bit of Brent's art that I can use, I'll put it up here.