Today’s blog post is taking a little detour from my arty undertakings, as a couple of rather special books have arrived on my doorstep. They are special to me, at least, as they are two of the titles I acquired while I was working at Curious Fox. The journey from manuscript to printed book is a long one, filled with much editing, designing, and a considerable amount of marketing, so it’s quite a thrill to finally hold the books in my hot little hands. It’s probably a about 0.1 percent of the excitement and trepidation that the authors feel.
The Serpent House by Bea Davenport will be published next month and is a great story that entwines history with magic as it flits between the end of the 19th Century and a Medieval leper hospital. Alex As Well was released last week and the author, Alyssa Brugman, has also written a piece in The Guardian for their LGBT week. I hear Curious Fox has even brought her over for an author tour from her native Australia. I think this book is a really captivating read, and an important one to go on any YA shelf, so I do hope it makes a splash. Alyssa wrote her own post on the Curious Fox blog, and you can read the first chapter for free here.