I had no idea! I really hoped that it would get published but I didn’t know how realistic that was. My goal was to write a book that the students in my class would enjoy reading - everything beyond that has been an unexpected (and wonderful) bonus!
Yes! I will start work on Book 3 when I get back to the UK and hope to have the first draft finished by November. Thanks for getting in touch!
Hi Morgan! Send it to email@example.com - there will be a readers’ section on here very soon where I will post the best writing & pictures sent to me. It was lovely to meet you today and I look forward to reading your work!
I haven’t been given a date yet but it’s all moving along quickly (I just saw the first sketch for book 2 and it’s AMAZING). I think it’s going to be early 2014 - I’ll put a post up with more details as soon as I hear :)
VAUGHAN, M. M. The Ability; illus. by Iacopo Bruno. Trade ed. ISBN 978-1-4424-5200-8 $15.99
R Gr. 5-7
Reminiscent of early Harry Potter novels with its neglected hero, oddball teachers, eccentric assortment of classmates, and secret school where students learn to harness their powers, the novel still manages ultimately to feel fresh and original, and the narrative strikes a delicate and effective balance between light-hearted wish-fulfillment, fun, dark moments of heartbreak, and genuine suspense. Occasional chapters from the point of view of the Genever brothers, the boys carrying out the evil plot, provide readers with a chance to learn more about the secret behind the attacks and create a second level of intrigue and suspense. Those looking for a read-alike to Stewart’s The Mysterious Benedict Society (BCCB 5/07) will be delighted with Christopher’s adventure. Final illustrations not seen. AM
So the first week of my first book tour is over and what a week it has been! I flew to Dallas and San Antonio, drove to Austin and Houston and enjoyed every moment of it all - thank you Texas!
THIS WEEK I LEARNED…
* What cascarones are (eggs filled with confetti), how pretty that confetti looks all over the floor, what a good read “The House on Mango Street” is and how exceptionally welcoming the staff at Twig Bookshop are - even when they’re in the middle of packing up to move to a new location! Thank you :)
* You think you’ve seen one hot-dog shaped car, you’ve seen them all. Then 20 minutes later, a second one drives past.
Yes! I have already written number two and it will be coming out early 2014. I really enjoyed writing it - I can’t say too much but I will say that Ernest Genever plays a very important role in it and there is much more about the different cityscapes of people’s minds. If you’ve read The Ability, I hope you enjoyed it and look forward to hearing what you think of book two when it comes out!