LOOK WHAT'S ARRIVED!
My first blog and the arrival of Seaside Skeletons
So, this is my very first blog post, written to coincide with the launch of my brand new website (thank you, Alexandra Stone). The intention is to write one post a month, to keep everyone up to date with what’s going on in the world of Adam Longden author. Will I stick to it? Who knows…It still seems strange referring to myself as an ‘author’ – I am, and always have been, a full-time chef (must have done something very wrong in a previous life!). I still dream of escaping and hanging up my apron for good (don’t worry, Alex, I will still cook for you at home!) – I need to pen that bestseller first…
Today, as I write this – trying not to get distracted by Wimbledon – I am ridiculously excited about the imminent release of Seaside Skeletons, sequel to The Caterpillar Girl. The paperback copies have just arrived from the printers! I’ll never forget the day I opened up the box of the first books, one of the proudest moments of my life. It reminded me of the film, Back to the Future, where Marty Mcfly’s dad, George, gets the box of his debut science fiction novel delivered and pulls a fresh copy out, saying, “If you set your mind to it, you can accomplish anything.” I very much agree with that sentiment, and I’d always dreamt of recreating that moment in my own life.
But why do these books take so long to burrow their way out into the world, you may ask? It’s not me, I swear. I have no problem writing and finishing them, or coming up with the ideas – quite the opposite. They just seem to get stuck in this strange netherworld of editing, proofreading, formatting, printing and cover design etc… Nearly there, now though!
As mentioned in my Seaside Skeleton notes, the action for the sequel picks up immediately where the first book ends, so if you haven’t read The Caterpillar Girl, then now is the perfect time to do so. The book is very much a ‘what happens next’ to Jack and Daisy, along with the introduction of lots of new characters, too. As with The Caterpillar Girl, pretty much all the locations in the book are real, existing places – of which I can’t say too much about, as I don’t want to ruin the plot!
That’s it for now. For news on when the signed Goldcrest Books paperback version of Seaside Skeletons is available to the public, and for the official release date of the Amazon Kindle and paperback versions, also for any other news, keep checking back here, or on the Adam Longden author Facebook page and other social media platforms – Twitter etc.
A huge thank you for your continued interest, and much love,