July 11, 2007

That sense of satisfaction from a job well done.

My fine UK publishers, Hodder & Stoughton, have given the official thumbs-up to my fourth novel, The Night of Knives, aka "the Africa book." And there was much rejoicing. What's more, I just handed in a draft of my graphic novel The Executor to my editor at Vertigo Comics.

And now that I'm done writin' I can start readin' again. (Curiously, I don't read much while I'm writing.) Just finished Kirino's Out, which is brilliant but bleak. Yesterday I purchased from Amazon, in no particular order: A Few Short Notes About Tropical Butterflies by John Murray, The Atrocity Archives by Charles Stross, Air by Geoff Ryman, Carnival by Elizabeth Bear, The Devil of Nanking by Mo Hayder, House of Leaves by Mark Danielewski, and Links by Nuruddin Farah. And I want to finally read I Am Legend by Richard Matheson before the movie comes out, but Amazon had no cheap paperback version available, so I'll check local bookstores.

Oh, and I have an initial design up for Beasts Of New York. Take a gander, lemme know whatcha think.


Blogger Matt Hobbs said...

Good to see you're keeping yourself busy. Excited about the Vertigo book - home of some of my fave graphic novel authors. When's it due out?

10:33 AM  
Blogger Jon said...

I have the vague sense it should come out sometime next year. But I don't think a strict production schedule exists yet.

1:56 PM  

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