I had a lovely surprise in the mail today. Five copies of the German edition of Blue Skies!
To be really honest, I’d been so caught in writing Purple Roads, that I had completely forgotten that Blue Skies was due out in Germany, in February. So, when I went to the mail box and saw a parcel from Allen and Unwin, I thought, ‘oh cool, new books to read!’.
Trouble is, I can’t understand any of it! It is so weird, to hold a book, that I’ve written and not be able to read a word, except for the characters names!
I love the cover of Unter den Sternen des Sudens – the red sand and vivid blue skies, though not at all related to the setting of Blue Skies, are just stunning and it gives a clear indication that the book is set in Australia. It seems that people in Germany and parts of Europe, can’t get enough of Australian stories, at the moment.
Right, back to Purple Roads!