Wednesday, November 11, 2009

A little news

Diana is in the middle of her Australian book-tour, but she took the time to post a couple of very interesting items on Compuserve earlier this week.

SCOTTISH PRISONER Update

Here's what Diana had to say about LORD JOHN AND THE SCOTTISH PRISONER, the next Lord John novel, which she plans to work on in 2010 (along with Book 8):
Now, at the moment, I know pretty much _nothing_ about that book other than the title--but I do know something about the structure. I see it as a two-person book, with two alternating points of view: John's and Jamie's. I don't know that I've ever seen the "shape" of a book before writing it <g>--and I certainly don't have the internal shape of this one--but I do have a distinct feel of tectonic plate movement about it: big land-masses slowly colliding and sliding past each other, with the movement causing subsidence, orogeny, and volcanic eruptions.
I love the idea that half of this book will be told from Jamie's POV!

But I do hope someone tells Jeff Woodman (narrator of the Lord John audiobooks) about this, far enough in advance that he'll come up with a better Jamie-voice for SCOTTISH PRISONER than the one he used in BOTB, which I did not like at all.

"Leaf on the Wind" Excerpt

Diana also posted a new excerpt from the short story she's writing about Roger MacKenzie's parents, titled "A Leaf on the Wind of All Hallows".

Please keep in mind that I personally DO NOT peek at excerpts, except for the Lord John books; I haven't read this one, and I'm not planning to. If you want to comment on it, please post in the thread on Compuserve, or go to the LOL Excerpt Board. Thanks.

3 comments:

Belinda from Australia said...

Just wanted to say how excited i am to be meeting Diana next Tuesday at one of the book signings... im so glad she came to Australia! YAY!

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