Thursday, 31 December 2015

In the coming months ...

(Above: New York Times bestselling author of Shadowmancer, G.P. Taylor with me and Theresa Cutts)

Can't believe my last post on here was April 2015! I've had a lot on over the past few months ...

With Theresa Cutts, I have been approaching prospective authors, some virtually unknown, others known and respected within their peer groups, and one or two who are rather famous.

Twice in the summer we enjoyed lunch with a top television personality. Those meetings threw up a number of ideas and even another author who may soon be working with us. It was a delight to meet these people, regardless of what comes to FBS Publishing as a result.

Theresa met up with Timothy Bentinck, who has completed a first draft of the new Colin the Campervan adventure. We are looking at that currently.

We will be announcing a new project on 6.1.16--the date itself is a clue. I, for one, am really excited about this new book, as it treads fresh ground for FBS, and the author (and, indeed, illustrator) is very talented.

Here is a pictorial hint as to what it might be about ...

A few weeks ago, Theresa and I had lunch with international bestselling writer G.P. Taylor, author of the hugely popular Shadowmancer. He's a fascinating man to talk to. He has penned a book that is quite different to what he is known for, and we're thrilled that he has chosen to publish it through us. We don't think there is anything out there that's quite like it!

As for my own writing, I have made a start on the fourth Anne Droyd book. At the moment, it is going to be more of a novella--but if I get inspired, it might end up a full length novel like the others. I've also written one chapter of the third Mia book, Mia and the Farmhouse Cats. I might well end up publishing both in 2016.

So--plenty going on!