Checking the final proof of Cogheart

This last week I have been going through and checking the final proof of Cogheart. There are actually more tweaks than I expected, and one minor story thread that, annoyingly, still needs some clarification in a couple of scenes. But this is the final final read through now, and after I hand this in next week that will be it! I won’t see the book again until I hold the finished copy in my hand, which will hopefully be sometime over the summer. I can’t wait for that, partly because I am so excited for the finished book, and partly knowing that I will NEVER have to edit it again!! Unless there’s ever a US edition, here’s hoping….


Final page proofs of #cogheart arrived today for me to go through… At last we are reaching the very last stage!

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And, even though the book is still being edited, look you can pre-order it here…

People have been receiving Cogheart proofs

People have been sending me pics this week of the Cogheart proofs they have received in the mail, so exciting. Pretty soon, I suppose someone will actually be reading it!! Which is a thrilling thought and also a little bit scary! Here are a couple of pics (courtesy of Candy Gourlay, Jo Clarke, Fiona Noble and Vincent Ripley) …

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