So, again: We are not the lucky publishers of Helen Lowe's YA debut THORNSPELL (now available in stores). But we WILL be the publishers of Helen's adult fantasy series, WALL OF NIGHT, which will begin appearing in 2010.
While we wait for WALL OF NIGHT, Helen's out promoting THORNSPELL in her native New Zealand, and on the thankfully global internet. Click through here for an interview with Tim Jones about getting a US agent, getting published, and a bit of a sneak preview of WALL (plus plenty about THORNSPELL, natch). Click through here for an interview about writing fantasy and sf, writing schedules, and the writers that inspire Helen. And click through here for a radio interview that is only about THORNSPELL, not WALL at all, but is well worth your time nonetheless (things that come up: Shrek, movie deals, and the dearth of fairy tales centered around princes, plus you can hear Helen's Kiwi accent, PLUS she reads an excerpt).