Sooo… having got home and caught up to my sleep at last I find there is much else to update.
First off: Piatkus (my UK publisher) recently came under the banner of Little, Brown. I’m actually kind of charmed by Little, Brown but that might be because they are a venerable UK house of literary fame to my US-steeped brain. As a side light to this, my editor informs me they are moving to new offices, upgrading my promotion, and will be shipping Greywalker and Poltergeist this December, rather than waiting until next August. So an additional new cover is in the works and Gillian is probably dashing about madly to get it all done (again, I seem to have landed a terrific editor who works harder than a team of draft horses while being unbelievably nice–which makes up for my first editor at Dark Quest in the editorial karma stakes, I suppose.)
Next: Polish rights contracts arrived and are on their way by Postal snail back to New York to be forwarded to Warsaw and so on… thus bringing Greywalker’s translation tally to five languages (traditional Chinese, Russian, German, Romanian, and Polish) with both US and UK English versions as well. (I don’t think there’s much translation being done in the UK one, though.)
Thirdly: apparently I’ll have an author photo and bio on Underground (is this good?)
And most importantly: Penguin asked for an additional three (3) Greywalker novels, so I’ll be able to complete the originally-intended five-book arc and start a new arc or go on to a related standalone. Right now that sixth book is the great debate: new arc, freestanding Harper novel, or spin off another character from the current cast in a related novel? This is a very tricky problem for me as I have ideas for all of these and can’t decide which to pursue right this minute. I’d probably be having less difficulty if I weren’t trying to mash quite so many other things into my days. Feel free to weigh in with your vote!
(Though I reserve the right to do what I want in the end–I’m female after all.)