Long Time, No Post.

Sorry for my long absence, it has been a busy month.  With Too Much Trouble finished, the cover completed and proof copies on the way it’s been time for new things.

A week ago I began an exciting new job at a wonderful junior school in Camden, London.  I’ve been busy planning, preparing my classroom and polishing my rusty teaching skills.  I had a tough start with my class, especially with a few lively boys.  But we’ve all settled in now and those same lively boys are some of my favourites.  Sorry, no I don’t have favourites really!

New baby on the way, just a few short months to go then they’ll be three Avery boys.  Can’t wait, but naming a baby is even harder than naming a character, as you might expect.

And new novels.  As well as continuing to write my Prince and the Pauper tale, which incidently has a name, A Brief Happiness, (let me know what you thnk of the title!)  I have started a fantasy novel which I’m quite excited about.  It seems to be a much longer term project than A Brief Happiness, which is coming along quickly.

A further quick note on fantasy novels, can I highly recommend Garth Nix’s wonderful trilogy, Sabriel, Lirael and Abhorsen.  Some of the finest fantasies I’ve read in recent years, well worth investing some time in.

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One thought on “Long Time, No Post.

  1. Hey Tom,

    Congratulations on the New Mini-Avery and Too Much Trouble and YAY for your new projects…teaching and writing and Dadding: you must be uber busy!
    And yes, Sabriel, Lirael and Abhorsen are brilliant. I bought all three after reading a friend’s copies.
    And I love the title too – A Brief Happiness. Sounds very poignant!
    CHeers and congrats!
    Cristy

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