Some heavy duty math for today’s giveaway. And to make up for my lateness in posting it, it’s a big one. Not one, not even two, not three or four, but FIVE books! All from Matthew Cody — the complete Supers of Noble’s Green trilogy (Powerless, Super, and Villainous), plus the standalones Will in Scarlet and The Dead Gentleman. You get all this AND a tease for Matt’s next three books (5 + 3 = 8, for today’s number), The Secrets of the Pied Piper series. I can’t post text without permission, but how about this beauty?
It’s one thing when your writing is going well, and you’re on a roll, tossing chapters off with the ease of Carrie Bradshaw-esque bon mots about shoes, but what do you do when it’s not going well, when the thought of sitting down to your favored writing device is as uncomfortable to imagine as getting out of a warm, cosy bed on a chilly morning? What do you do?
News from out of the UK that you may have heard already, but it’s worth repeating. A long distinguished list of children’s authors including Philip Pullman, Jacqueline Wilson, Terry Pratchett and many more have founded the site No To Age Banding to protest publishers’ decisions to start labeling their children’s books with age ranges. There’s been loads of coverage, and I encourage you to check out No To Age Banding and read for yourself their reasons for rebelling against the idea.