Spellbinder books have arrived

Just taken delivery of the advance copies of Spellbinder, book two of The Naming of Brook Storyteller by Ghillian Potts

Brook, known as Brat to her friends, is now called Spellbinder, and is working as Remembrancer to her friend Graycat, now the Young Overlord Lady Quicksilver.

Spellbinder is captured by the Westron Overlord, Arrow, and forced to summon the Elder Dragons, something that every Storyteller knows is both wrong and dangerous.

When she cannot control the dragons, she must break her Storyteller vow to save Storyteller children held hostage, and forfeit her most precious possession – her name.

Cover by Gordy Wright.

In the shops 7th December for £9.99. We’ll be taking advance orders from our webshop as soon as I’ve got it all set up. Give me an hour!

 

 

#Arachne5 thank you Artists

Over the years (five of them!) we’ve published books (16 of them!) and that’s meant we’ve needed covers.

Some of them I’ve done myself either due to lack of funds or because I had a good idea and a photo that would work, others we’ve had competitions to find artists, and yet more we’ve gone back to artists we’ve worked with because we LOVE their designs. (Some we would like to have gone back to but they aren’t doing book covers any more.)

Mostly they are shy folk and don’t much show their faces, but we still want to give them all a thank you.

Thank you to:

Annie Rickard Straus (Lovers’ Lies)

 

 

 

 

 

Zoe Lee (The Other Side of Sleep)

 

 

 

 

 

Melina Traub (Mosaic of Air)

 

 

 

 

 

Gail Brodholt (Stations)

 

 

 

 

 

Lucy Reynolds (The Dowry Blade)

 

 

 

 

 

Karen Keogh (London Lies, Foraging)

 

 

 

 

 

Ed Boxall (Devilskein & Dearlove, The Old Woman from Friuli)

 

 

 

 

 

Kevin Thelfall (Weird Lies, With Paper for Feet, Happy Ending NOT Guaranteed)

 

 

 

 

 

Gordy Wright (Brat, and forthcoming: Spellbinder, Wolftalker and possibly A Gift of Rivers – no image yet only asked him this week)

Come to the PARTY on the 8th September.

Launching the Old Woman From Friuli and Brat at Eltham Library – video

I can’t tell you what a buzz it is to launch books in the Library where I spent great chunks of my childhood. Although there is an enormous centre out the back and the main body of the library is unrecognisable, the space we were reading in is the actual children’s library that I worked my way round book by book possibly three times before getting access to the adult books several years before I was entitled to. Thank you Eltham Library! (for then and now).

Brat cover by Gordy Wright

 

Carrie Cohen did us proud, reading from both books, Ghillian Potts talked to the children from Holy Family School, who asked really interesting questions about writing, and Gordy Wright, the cover designer for BRAT came all the way from Bristol to help us celebrate.

Here are some pictures of Carrie, and Ghillian, with a rapt audience.

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Video of Carrie reading the opening of BRAT

And some video snippets from The Old Woman From Friuli (Children kept popping up indentifiably so we couldn’t use all the video!)

and just for fun, a ringing endorsement from Carrie

Carrie is reading for us again at Deptford Lounge 1st July at 11am, and Lisa Rose will read at Stanmore Library 8th July 2pm.