I opened a parcel at work today, expecting it to be one of a zillion Fishpond books I’d ordered, and stared in some bewilderment at the cover of the gorgeous little book that came out – this was MY book, which is not printed yet! How did Fishpond get it?! And finally the penny dropped and I realised it was my proof copy of To Spin A Darker Stair! It’s a great conceit for me to call it MY book, because the credit for this beautiful little gift book belongs fully with the authors (Catherynne M Valente and Faith Mudge), the artist (Kathleen Jennings), and the designer (Amanda Rainey) – I did very little to make this book come to life. It is so pretty, and little and CUTE!
There’s only a few hours left to pre-order your copy of To Spin A Darker Stair, which will be released at Swancon at Easter. RRP will be $8.95, but I’ve had a limited pre-order special for just $7.95 (INCLUDING POSTAGE!). As a special bonus, all pre-orders go in the draw to win the very excellent new novel from Margo Lanagan, Sea Hearts. Pre-order here!