Am just working on the final edits of Book 5 of my Ghostly Ghastlys series. The Washing-Up-and-Odd-Job Boy wants to be a chef, but things are going pretty badly for him. The mischievous little Ghastlys are making things worse when they want to make things better. Expecting to publish this week.
Don’t know if it was the two and a half hours of walking – which I have got out of the habit of since returning from holiday – or the thought that I have yet to make a start on Christmas present shopping, or all the work still to do on the three books to be published … Have decided to let the world go by for today, and start fresh tomorrow.
This little chap, from my book, to be published for Christmas, has the right idea…
The bidding has started over on Authors for the Philippines. Here’s what Mr Burgess says:
ITEM: A character name in Melvin Burgess’s next book.
DETAIL: “Fancy making an appearance in my next book as a halfman – a genetically modified creature, part you and part the animal of your choice? I may baulk at anything really silly like an aardvark or an amoeba, for instance – I’m not planning on a comedy – but wildlife in general, pets and so on, are all on the agenda. It may or may not be a long life but in case of an early demise, I promise to take into account your death of choice.” – Melvin Burgess
BIO: Melvin Burgess writes books for teenagers. His work as been widely adapted and he has won some prizes.