Sunday, 5 September 2010

This week's word is: INTERVIEW

A nice treat for fans of the author this week - a link to a filmed interview.  This is one of the two that he did in Washington on the last day of his American tour.  It was filmed at WETA, the Washington TV network and was primarily intended for a brilliant website called Reading Rockets.  We have the lovely Rachael Walker and her team to thank for this, hrrr!  The dragons have watched it, and we all agree that the author comes across very well, though Gretel is annoyed that she wasn't there to sit on his shoulder and generally steal the show.  Have a look.  You'll hear him talking about all sorts of things to do with writing, reading - and dragons, of course. 

Here are the links.  Right now, he is featured on the Reading Rockets homepage ( and the direct link to the interview is here: It's also on a website that focuses on adolescent literacy:

Surprisingly, we still don't have the finished artwork for the FW cover, but then the whole publishing industry tends to go on holiday in August.  The author, likewise, is having a couple of weeks off.  He's not actually going anywhere, he just wants to chill out and strum his guitar, he says.  Meanwhile, I am turning my thoughts towards the final book of the Chronicles, particularly its title.  More on that in the coming weeks.  For now, happy reading.  Hrrr!

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