Saturday, May 27, 2006


My publicist at Abrams sent me this great news. I can't show the list as it would be unreadable, but here are the books in alphabetical order: Hilari Bell's Rise of a Hero, Joseph Delaney's Revenge of the Witch, Kate Di Camillo's The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, Cornelia Funke's Inkspell, Elizabeth Knox's Dreamhunter, OR Melling's The Hunter's Moon (yippee), Stephenie Meyer's Twilight, Philip Pullman's The Scarecrow and His Servant, JK Rowling's Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and Jonathan Stroud's Ptolemy's Gate. What a thrill to be in such company. The list was compiled by the American Library Association.

Friday, May 19, 2006

It's Raining Books!

It was a great week. Two new editions of my books arrived at the door. Here’s a pic of the Slovenian edition of The Hunter’s Moon published by Mis (there should be a squiggle on that s.) Today, the new and revised edition of The Summer King – published by Henry Abrams Inc in the USA and UK/Eire/Australia/New Zealand – landed on the step. Utterly exquisite! Will blog the pic shortly. The shimmering blue of the cover is the colour of a Faerie King’s eyes! Meanwhile, I am preparing notes for my panel with Herbie Brennan of Faerie Wars, which takes place tomorrow at Belvedere College, Dublin at 12:00 p.m. (Booksigning at 5:00 p.m.) Our moderator is the wonderful Irish-language poet and writer, Gabriel Rosenstock. Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Book Display

Here's an image of the bookstore display for the two books of The Chronicles of Faerie available at present in the US, UK, and Eire/Australia/New Zealand. Just this month, The Hunter's Moon is out in paperback (after hardcover last year) and The Summer King is newly out in hardback. Abrams NY is a real arty, classy kind of publisher which explains the lovely design of display and covers.

Monday, May 15, 2006

Teen Sites

Hurrah, my dear friend and fantastic (in every way) writer Kate Thompson has finally set up her own site at She is the amazing award-winning author of the Switchers series, the Origins series (my favourite), and many other books including The New Policeman which has won gazillions of UK prizes. And what a sweetie, she has linked to my website. I really must get my links page together and do the same. And here's another site to check out, dedicated to teen readers

Saturday, May 13, 2006

American Tour

Here are details of the first half of my US reading tour. Events are still being scheduled and the second half of the tour is not yet confirmed, so I will post more information as it comes in. If I am in your area, do come around and say hi. I am really looking forward to meeting readers.

June 4 ------ Flight from Ireland to New York City.
June 5 ------ two bookstores to be confirmed.
June 6 ------ 10:00 a.m. Brooklyn Public Library:
and 5:00 a.m. Books of Wonder
June 7-11 ----Mythic Journeys Conference in Atlanta
June 12 ----- Baltimore - 4:00 p.m. Children’s Book Store
June 13 ----- Booksigning at Politics and Prose, Washington DC and
Jabberwocky (in Virginia)
June 14 ----- flight to Chicago and booksigning at Bookstall and
booksigning at Magic Tree
June 15 ----- still in Chicago, event at Anderson’s Books
June 16 ----- Seattle, event at Secret Garden and
Event at All for Kids
June 17 ------flight to San Francisco

Wow, exciting, eh? And there's more to come!

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Pema and the Yak

Here's a pic of my friend Siofra O'Donovan's new book coming out soon with Pilgrim Books based in Varanasi, India. I read an early version of the manuscript and loved it, so can't wait to read the final edition. It's everything the armchair traveller with spiritual leanings could hope to read about Tibet in exile. The cover was painted by the author herself. She's in India at the moment, lucky thing. Here's the publisher's site (they do gorgeous books):