[DWJ] Upcoming release question

Amy Harlib aharlib at earthlink.net
Fri Nov 30 05:53:33 EST 2012

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What Deborah and everybody is saying.

I can't wait for this book to be published.

-----Original Message----- 
From: Deborah Meghnagi Bailey
Sent: Friday, November 30, 2012 5:46 AM
To: 'Diana Wynne Jones discussion'
Subject: Re: [DWJ] Upcoming release question

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!


-----Original Message-----
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
To: dwj at suberic.net
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.


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 

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.


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