Russell Kirkpatrick's Journal
Got an email earlier this week from a fellow asking if I could sign some books for his wife as a Christmas present. We met for lunch today at a local mall where I signed their books and chatted with them both. Great fun.
They drove down from Auckland for the meeting. How flattering! Charlotte and Neil are both keen fantasy readers, and meeting me was part of Charlotte's Christmas present. An off-the-wall idea, I thought, and more a punishment than a gift. Still, there's no accounting for taste. I tossed in a copy of Path of Revenge since they were so keen.
Charlotte was the only reader so far who has correctly identified Hal's real father, among other insights. It's great to meet someone who 'gets' what I was trying to do. I left feeling very encouraged (and much fuller).
Thanks, Neil and Charlotte. I feel like I got the Christmas present.
I would really like to see the Morning Glory in the Gulf of Carpentaria.
Morgan's Look Out sounds excellent. A bit like Kevin's Watch from the Covenant books, Sharyn? Though perhaps not quite as tall ...
Gillian, there are so many possible answers to your question I can't select one.