My first hardback copy of The Inheritance arrived today. As you can see, it has a dual cover, one for each of my writing names. And dual Jackie Morris cats as well. I’m very pleased with how this came out!
Tonight, I’ve updated my upcoming appearances, too. (For those of you reading this on LiveJournal, the information appears on my website at www.robinhobb.com) In addition to visits to SupaNova Pop Culture Expo in Brisbane and Melbourne, I’ll be making a stop in Sydney to sign at a Dymocks there. I’m very excited to be making this trip, and I’m looking forward to meeting a lot of Australian friends, old and new. There is quite a line up of talent guesting at SupaNova, from music to illustrators, actors to writers, and well, all sorts of amazing people. It’s well worth a visit to their website to learn all the particulars.
In other news, I’m in the process of yet again splitting one book into two volumes. What was going to be the third installment of the Rain Wild Chronicles will now be the third and fourth installments. Tonight I just finished adding the additional material, and I’ll be sending the first half of it back to the editors to see what they think of it. To be absolutely honest, I’ve relished the chance to expand the tale even more. I love these characters and I’ve really enjoyed spending time with them. Malta and Reyn both get a bit more space to play in these books. so if you enjoyed those characters in Dragon Keeper and Dragon Haven, or if you’re a long time reader and remember Malta as the spoiled little hoyden from The Liveship Traders, I hope you’ll welcome her back. We haven’t yet settled on a title for either volume, but when we do, I’ll report it here immediately.
And now, back to work!