[DWJ] Upcoming release question

Andrea Höst andreakhost at gmail.com
Fri Nov 30 05:31:02 EST 2012


Thank you Minnow (and much jealousy as well)! I look forward to reading it.
On Nov 30, 2012 9:28 PM, <minnow at belfry.org.uk> wrote:

> On Fri, 30 Nov 2012 18:50:52 +1100
> Andrea Höst <andreakhost at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Hi there - I'm working on a post for a book blog (a kind of
> > introduction to DWJ summary) and wanted to mention the possibility of
> > an upcoming book being completed by Diana's sister, but didn't want
> > to pass on any incorrect information.
> >
> > I noticed on The Book Depository that there's a book called "Freaky
> > Families" slated for release.  Is this the same book?  And I also
> > noticed that TV Tropes seems to think the book DWJ was working on was
> > a new one in the Castle/Howl series - no indication of the source of
> > that information though.
> >
> > Any solid info would be gratefully received.
>
> Andrea,
>
> I think "Freaky Families" must be another collection of
> previously-published work, like "Vile Visitors".
>
> The new book is pretty-much finished, I have read it in near-final
> draft, and I am awaiting with interest people saying that they know
> where she put down her pen!  (I do because I read the manuscript as she
> left it, needing to be deciphered and typed out, but the join is
> pretty well-done *I* think.)
>
> The working title was "Islands", but whether it will stay thus named I
> don't know.
>
> It has nothing whatever to do with Castle or Howl; it is a stand-alone
> about an archipelago of four islands.
>
> When it will actually be published I don't know either.  That is a
> process which can take longer or less time depending on so many factors
> that it won't be worth second-guessing.
>
> I hope that may be some use.
>
> Minnow
>
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