Wednesday, 21 December 2011
Earlier this year I suggested that Katie and the Starry Night was to be the last book. This seems to have caused a bit of a kerfuffle. And it seems I may have to add the sentance ... "for a while". To be fair I have always said "Never say never!". And so Katie is only hibernating after all.
To tell you the truth: I need a little break from making Katie books. I have been working on them for almost a quarter of a century!
And yet... a recent visit to the Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh reminded me of how many fantastic paintings there are: I've never done a book on portaits! That might be fun (I thought). And so a seed is sewn...
Meanwhile, Katie is doing well all around the world: apparently the Japanese were especially worried about her future: worry not! If more books are really wanted, and when the right project surfaces, it will be impossible to resist!
Good news for American readers! The rights were tied up for many years in the USA and for nearly a decade no new books could be published there. The rights are now all returned to my British publisher who will now investigate a possible new US deal.
Merry Christmas everyone, and... watch this space!