[DWJ] Upcoming release question

Sally Odgers sally at sallyodgers.com
Fri Nov 30 22:36:23 EST 2012


Shriek echoing up from Tasmania... hoping this won't be another Earwig 
which, though tasty in its way, was a bit young... 

Sally Odgers

On Fri, 30 Nov 2012 21:31:02 +1100, Andrea Höst <andreakhost at gmail.com> wrote:
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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