First of all, most of you have been very good about posting no spoilers in the comments section, so thank you for that. But a few of you have let some things slip, which is bad. BAD MINIONS!
Got the German schedule. It’s only two days, I’m afraid- not the week or two that I usually spend travelling around. The Australia/NZ tour and then the UK/Ireland tour at the start of the year meant a LOT of time away from home, so I told them I wanted everything condensed for this one. Astonishingly, they listened... probably because they realize I’ll have to start the new Skulduggery book before Christmas, and they want to keep me happy.
But I am NEVER happy.
Anyway, the German schedule --
Thursday 9th September:
Museen Dahlem, Kunst und Kulturen der Welt, Lansstr.8, 14195 Berlin
Dussmann das KulturKaufhaus, Friedrichstr. 90, 10117 Berlin
Friday, 10th September:
Katharinenschule in der Hafencity, Am Dalmannkai 18, 20457 Hamburg
Jammed in between these three events are the usual amount of travel time and media stuff, but as usual I just list the events that the public can pop along to.
With all of the signings, of course, in Germany, the UK and Ireland, I am happy to sign whatever you bring with you- time permitting. Obviously if the queue is insanely long and we have to run off to the next event, I won’t have the chance to do so, so we’ll tell everyone that I’ll only be able to sign one or two things. But usually there’s enough time for me to sign everything.
Oooh, and a few of you have seen the new design for the Dark Days paperback. The whole idea behind this new design is basically to have fun with the covers. The hardbacks will continue on as before, but the paperbacks will have a brand new image, every time, featuring Skulduggery in a cool pose. We figure most of you will be buying the hardbacks- or trade paperbacks, which are hardback sized but with the softer covers- and so you can keep that consistent cover design for your collection. But when the smaller paperbacks come out and replace the hardbacks on the shelves, we wanted a new approach to entice the readers who have never picked up a Skulduggery book.
And for the next few weeks, the only place to find these covers is over with our friends at http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=188386&id=54064762985
By the way, for those of you who miss Valkyrie’s presence on the covers, I completely agree with you. I miss her too. Which is why Mr Tom Percival is working on a series of cool Valkyrie images for the backs of the books. I can’t wait for these, because we’ll really be able to see how much she grows up and changes in Tom’s artwork. And I'll also be able to get a few framed. Yay!
Alright then, I will blog once more before I head off on tour, and then I’ll do my best to blog again once I’m actually ON tour.