The boxed set of the Parasol Protectorate releases officially today!
All five books in one tidy box!
My first boxed set as a kid was the Chronicles of Narnia
. And contrary to most The Horse and His Boy
was always my favorite. Then The Complete Anne of Green Gables
. Lastly, but certainly not least, I discovered Susan Cooper and the amazing Dark Is Rising Sequence
sets somehow represent an iconic moment of maturity for me. I can't
remember owning my first book, but my first boxed set was something
significant ~ the completeness of it, the tidiness of it. I was old
enough to have them all. I was old enough to have lived long enough for
the author to have written them all! (You'll have to remember that at
this time, life seemed to be an endless wait for the next Tamora Pierce The Song of the Lioness
I suppose, all I'm trying to say is that I'm excited to have all my books in a tidy little box!
PROJECT ROUND UP
~ The Parasol Protectorate Abroad Book the First:
Release date Fall 2013. Writing rough draft. Crazy encounters and climatic battle sequences ahead.
Curtsies & Conspiracies
~ The Finishing School Book the Second:
Title changed. Copy edits incoming.
Etiquette & Espionage
~ Finishing School Book the First: Release date Feb 5, 2013.
Working promo schemes to begin September.
~ Soulless Vol. 2: (AKA Changeless
) Reviewing chapter by chapter, each drops on YenPlus
by subscription. Print release tentatively
Boxed set! Yay!
Quote of the Day:
"That place that does contain
My books, the best companions, is to me
A glorious court, where hourly I converse
With the old sages and philosophers;
And sometimes, for variety, I confer
With kings and emperors, and weigh their counsels;
Calling their victories, if unjustly got,
Unto a strict account, and, in my fancy,
Deface their ill-placed statues."
~ Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher