[DWJ] Upcoming release question

Deborah Meghnagi Bailey deborah at brightweavings.com
Fri Nov 30 05:46:28 EST 2012


Wow, Minnow, that is so cool. That you think that the join is done well, and that the book is nearly complete... I really wasn't counting on ever having another DWJ book to read and the fact that I will, no matter how long it might take to get published, is cause for celebration indeed!

Deborah

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From: dwj-bounces at suberic.net [mailto:dwj-bounces at suberic.net] On Behalf Of minnow at belfry.org.uk
Sent: Friday, November 30, 2012 12:28 PM
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Subject: Re: [DWJ] Upcoming release question

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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