Tuesday, 24 June 2014
The Sea Garden is out now!
The Sea Garden is published today in the US. It feels rather unreal, after all the months leading up to it, and the couple of years since I set the first words on paper. Each book is an adventure from that moment onwards. What can I say? I hope you like it. A huge thank you to everyone who reads and comments on this blog for your curiosity and enthusiasm on the journey.
There have been some other important people involved, too. Jennifer Barth is my editor at HarperCollins in New York, and she has been simply superb, everything a writer dreams of: a beacon of fine judgement and subtlety and care for the text. My literary agent Stephanie Cabot at The Gernert Company is brilliant and incisive, and without her, no one in America would be reading anything I'd written. I'd also like to say a special thank you to David Watson and Katherine Beitner at HarperCollins.
I've been racing against time to get my website redesigned to showcase The Sea Garden, and thanks to Judy Barrett it is all up and running. If you would like to read the opening of the novel, it is there now, along with a reading guide, though it might be an idea not to look at that too closely beyond the first page or so before reading the book, as there are a few spoilers.
So, it's over to you now! Do let me know what you make of it.