Now that the Advanced Divination series is finished, I thought I’d take a break before getting back to more Encyclopaedia articles. It’s been a while since I’ve done a news post, so here’s a general update on what’s going on with the Alex Verus series.
First up, my trip to New York Comic Con’s confirmed, and scheduled for this October! I’m flying out to NY around October 7th and returning on the 17th – the convention itself’s from the 11th to the 14th. I’ve been to a few UK sci-fi and fantasy conventions before but nothing anywhere near the scale of this one, so it’s going to be quite a new experience.
Alex Verus #4, Chosen, is written, edited, proofread, and cover-arted. I haven’t heard anything from the publishers on the subject of the book for a while, which is generally good news once you’re on track. It’ll be coming out on August 27th in the US, and September 5th in the UK. Honestly, I’ve been spending so much time on other things that I’ve almost forgotten about it (which is an occupational hazard when you’re a writer – the book you’re working on and the book that’s coming out next are usually different books). Still, I’m very happy with it, and I’m looking forward to the reactions once other people get to see it too! I’ll put up the first chapter as an extract in another couple of months or so.
And in the meantime, I’m spending all my time working on Alex Verus #5. (No, it doesn’t have a snappy title yet – I’ll see if my publishers come up with anything good.) The book’s due to be finished by the end of June and at the moment it’s on schedule to do exactly that. So far I’m 70% of the way through and reaching the point at which I can see the ending fairly clearly. Where Chosen focused more on Alex, this book is more focused on another character – I won’t tell you who just yet, but once you’ve read Chosen you’ll probably be able to guess!
That’s all for now. More news as and when it comes!