My silhouette along with that of a raven, my character Fausto Corvo's symbol. Photo by M Barbour.

My silhouette along with that of a raven, my character Fausto Corvo’s symbol. Photo by M Barbour.

Was it only seven weeks ago that we launched The Shadow Lantern? I’ve had a rip-roaring ride around Scottish schools and libraries, from Aberdeen to Perth and Edinburgh, over to West Lothian and East Dunbartonshire, and back to Glasgow. It’s been fabulous seeing the response kids are having to all three books in the trilogy and I’ve had a ball answering some pretty astute questions. One boy even asked me to autograph his forehead (I politely declined).

So what am I doing now? Well, I can reveal that I’m working on a couple of new stories – and looking forward to my next book being published this November. I’ll have much more info on that as we get closer to the publication date…