|January Blues in my 'rich and famous' author days.|
I 'closed' my personal blog Reclusive Muse at the end of December (you can still read the posts, but you can't comment on them any more, and there won't be any new ones because I've freed my unicorn-muse so he can trot back into the enchanted mists). This is a symbolic way of saying I've let go of the younger end of my writing, at least temporarily, while I take time out to reconnect with the passion that carried me into children's fiction in the first place and resulted in my first novel Song Quest winning the inaugural Branford Boase Award. If the unicorn returns of his own free will, I'll know he loves me.
Rather than making endless, soul-destroying submissions to slush piles in the absence of an agent, I'll probably indie-publish anything that emerges suitable for a YA or adult audience. But don't worry - to avoid possible confusion with my books for younger readers, I'm using my middle initial for projects that contain more mature material. For the time being, you can find these books on a different page of my website under my new signature list for older readers.
Meanwhile, I'm tidying up my backlist and making all those books re-available in paperback, as well as ebook format. You can already get I am the Great Horse as a print-on-demand paperback, although he is rather expensive because of his great length - count yourself lucky, he was 200,000 words in the first draft! My other books should work out cheaper.
Finally, before I go back into hibernation to dream of carving fresh tracks down snowy mountainsides, my Earthaven ebooks are on a special 'January Blues' offer at only 99p each until the end of this month. Download them below for your favourite e-reading device:
SPELLFALL - only 99p until January 31st.
SPELL SPRING - only 99p until January 31st
Katherine Roberts writes a mixture of historical fiction and fantasy inspired by legend and myth for readers aged 9+. Find out more at www.katherineroberts.co.uk