I’m bouncing as I type, which, yes, makes typing tricky. I just heard the most wonderful news from back home: Penguin Australia is going to publish Magic or Madness. I’m finally going to have a book published in my own country.
The book’s set in my two favourite cities: Sydney and New York and has both Australian and US spelling, vocab and grammar (there are two Aussie point-of-view characters and one US). The thought of it being published in New York and not Sydney was hurting my head. But now balance has been restored. Big sigh of relief.
And how cool is it that my first novel’s already going to have two editions and it’s still not due out for another five months? Pardon me while I continue to bounce.
New York City, 29 October 2004