Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Read and Reviewed

I've launched a new blog called Read and Reviewed, that's strictly for book reviews by me and by guest reviewers. If anyone would like to review a book (not necessarily a new one) just let me know. You can review books you own, books you borrow or actual review copies. From time to time I'll be offering a review copy from the blog. http://readandreviewed.blogspot.com

Friday, January 4, 2008

Jack's Fans

Jack Russell: Dog Detective has fans in the US, UK, Canada and at home in Australia. Yesterday, when I was out walking with Preacher, I met one when her mother flagged us down. They'd picked up one of our business cards in the local pet shop, and recognised the Jack Russell tee-shirt I was wearing. Today, when I was out with Tilly and Tess, I met two more fans... Richie and Lachie from Melbourne along with their dad Tim and mum Anne Marie. It's always wonderful to meet Jack's friends. Many of them have the same query: they have some of the series, but where can they get the other titles? I asked the publisher and got the following answer;
Scholastic titles in print can be ordered from book shops. On-line bookshops will order them too. If in a hurry, it may be quicker to contact Scholastic Australia directly, and order the books by telephone. A packing charge of about $7.00 applies to each parcel.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Summer Daze

It was a warm day today. This morning I slaughterd about 70 e-mails, and took Jeanie, one of the Jack Russells, for a walk. Then it was back to work, working on Book 10 in the Jack Russell: Dog Detective series, which we will be turning in to the publisher shortly. This evening, Preacher got a walk. (Having dogs means having exercise!)
I've just finished reading "Blood Sinister" by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles, and embarked on "Wicked Lovely" by Melissa Marr. I've also been audio-reading "Comeback", a Doctor Who tie-in and am now onto "Point Blanc" by Anthony Horowitz. I like audiobooks, because I can read them while walking. Much as I love reading paper or e-books, I usually feel guilty because I should be working. However, I defy anyone to write or assess manuscripts while walking a likely Jack Russell (or two).