Magic Lessons has landed! (Updated)

Today is the day! The official publication date of my second novel: Magic Lessons the sequel to Magic or Madness! Yay!

And if that wasn’t enough it’s also the pub date for the paperback version of Magic or Madness. That’s right, MorM is now affordable.

Aren’t the covers of both books gorgeous? They were designed by Marc J. Cohen. Bless him.

I’ve mentioned before that both me and Scott have photo credits for the cover of Magic Lessons. The original photos we took are here. Scott talks about it here. Our first photo credits. Yay us!

Oh, and because people keep asking, here’s how I pronounce my surname: Lar-bal-est-ee-er. It can also be pronounced Lar-bal-est-ee-ay. Either way is fine by me. Friends at school used to pronounce it: Lavaworm. I have to really like you to let you get away with that one, but. I’ll be adding this to the faq.

Hope you all enjoy Magic Lessons. I had fun (mostly) writing it.

Update: Gwenda has some very kind words to say about it here. And, now, Mr Scalzi.

Posted: NYC 12:46PM, 16 March


  1. Tim Pratt on #

    Hurray for more Reason! Happy book day!

  2. Ben Payne on #

    Coolness. And on Saint Patrick’s Day, too! You can flog it to drunken guinness-drinkers on the street…

  3. Hannah Wolf Bowen on #

    Yay! ::confetti::

  4. Little Willow on #

    Congrats! Kudos to your publisher for releasing PB1 and HC2 at the same time. That is a dream for many authors (and publishers…and publishing house/store buyers…and customers!)

    *pumps fist in air* Hurrah! I have been saying it correctly!

  5. Jason Erik Lundberg on #

    Happy Book Day! I put in an order for Magic Lessons from my favorite indie bookstore yesterday, and hope to have it in my hands very soon. W00t!

  6. claire on #

    congrats, justine!

  7. Tempest on #

    That tree is awesome. That it exists in real life is even more awesome. Congrats on your publication day! I’m bugging Brooklyn and New York Public libraries right now to get copies in. I, of course, shall not be able to resist buying it at the signing.

  8. Karen on #

    Congratulations Justine! I hope you guys are celebrating in high style.

  9. Leslie on #

    Congratulation! That is so cool. I went to one of your book signings in san francisco and was so cool meeting you.

  10. Justine on #

    Oh, I’m blushing! What a lovely set of comments to come home to! Thank you!

    Tempest: Come to Sydney where such fig trees are very very very common indeed. For me moreton bay fig trees are what I think of when I hear the word tree. And, yes, they are awesome. My very favouritest tree.

    Leslie: Were you the Uglies fan at the Borderlands reading? If so was fun meeting you too!

  11. bo on #

    Excellent news – is ML in stores in Australia today too?

    And yes, that surely must be amongst the most photographed trees on this side of the planet, possibly second only to this one.

  12. Jay Tomio on #

    Congrats! I just put in my order, after enjoying ‘Magic or Madness’ recently.

  13. Carbonel on #

    Cue corny Paul Hogan accent: “That’s not a fig tree. [pause] That’s a fig tree.

    Sorry, couldn’t resist: squee on the sequal is somewhat diminished knowing that I’ll race throught it and then have to wait for No. 3.

    Such a trial–! 🙂

  14. alissya on #

    when on earth will the third book come out i am sooooo exciyed i loved the first and second books sooo much please let the third book come out soon!!!

  15. Justine on #

    It will be out in March 2007.

    So pleased you liked them!

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