Phew. The copy edit is finally signed off, and the book proofs are in production and will soon be sent out to the trade and reviewers. The speck at the bottom of the inverted pyramid (me) has completed her work, and the people in editorial and publicity and marketing and sales (upwards) are beginning theirs. The title is agreed. It’s THE ILLUSIONISTS (hooray!!!) The cover is morphing, as these things tend to do – here’s the latest version.
My bag is packed, my boarding pass is printed, and this time tomorrow I’ll be in the air, en route to Almaty in Kazakhstan.