cool things in the last week

In fact, very cool things in the last week.

Today I found out that The Invisible Library has been given a starred review by Publishers Weekly. This is absolutely fantastic. The review’s up at, and I’m fighting the urge to run round showing it to everyone. (Wait, this is what I have a blog and twitter for! How convenient!)

Secondly, The Invisible Library is the most loved cover on NetGalley for April. This is the gorgeous American cover. (The UK cover is also gorgeous. And so is the German one. I am extremely grateful to my publishers.) See the details at and admire all the others while you’re at it.

Thirdly, The Invisible Library (noticing a trend here?) has been nominated in the High School section for this year’s Sakura Medal in Japan. The Sakura Medal is a book award voted on by children and young adults from international schools across Japan : it started in 2006. I’m very honoured to have been nominated as one of the candidates. Details are at

In the meantime, I’m reading through the proofs for the American edition of The Masked City, waiting for the copy-edits of The Burning Page, and working on book four…

Goodreads giveaway – US edition

For those who may be interested, there’s currently a giveaway on Goodreads for 24 copies of The Invisible Library. And this time it’s the US edition – apologies to all European readers!

Check it out at:

Goodreads givewaway

Only a week to go, so get your name in fast!

some days involve just keeping on with the job

Some days there isn’t anything really exciting to put up here. I’ve just handed in the latest set of edits for The Burning Page, so that’s in motion, and I’m working on book four.

The Masked City is still just at 99p as an e-book for Kindle on …

I’m also lamenting the fact that the latest Ace Attorney game (the prequel one set in Victorian England, Dai Gyakuten Saiban: Naruhodō Ryūnosuke no Bōken) looks unlikely to get a release outside Japan. I suppose I shouldn’t complain too much, given how many games in that series have already been released in translation so that I can play them… but they’re such fun.