4 Things: Trapped in Korea and Stone Warriors on the move!
This post is overdue, as usual, so once again, I am playing catch up. Here’s a roundup of recent events at Michael Northrop World HQ!
1) Trapped in Korea!
Don’t worry, I haven’t been taken captive by the “Hermit Kingdom” of North Korea—not yet, anyway! Instead, I just received copies of the South Korean edition of my young adult novel Trapped. So cool! This is the sixth(!) foreign language edition for my snowbound survival tale. I love the cover on this one: kind of haunting—and very Korean. There are even some original illustrations inside!
2) The Stone Warriors are rock stars!
TombQuest 4: The Stone Warriors is out in the world, and I am excited, proud, and… relieved. I don’t talk much about books sales and things like that on here, as it might harm my delicate artistic soul (bows Frenchly), but I will say two quick things. First, the scariest thing about writing a five-book series is having to maintain the momentum and excitement all the way through. What if you write five books and no one’s paying attention after the third? (Pardon me while I hyperventilate into a paper bag for ten minutes.) Fortunately, Book 4 hit shelves on December 29—and around a thousand copies were plucked from those shelves that very same week. Hooray—and phew! Here’s hoping we can keep that momentum up all the way to Book 5 on March 29! (In the meantime, if any of you fine and discerning readers would like to leave a review of Book 4, it definitely helps! *Bows Frenchly*)
3) Congratulations, fantasy champion!
I won my fantasy football league! That’s not even bragging, really, because I think I just wasted more time on it than anyone else in my league. Let’s just say I watched a lot of Fantasy Football Live and got to know the waiver wires *very* well. And here, in glorious, everlasting pixels, is my reward:
Team duckweather1: All it’s quacked up to be.
4) New bookcase!
I talk way too much about my writing on here—now it’s time to talk about my reading! I finally got a new bookcase. It arrived this morning, about ten minutes before the overloaded shelves of my other bookcases gave out. I loaded it up immediately. I put my To Be Read books right at eye level *as a constant reminder* and filled the tall bottom shelf with those hard-to-fit picture books. Here’s a look. Don’t worry, it didn’t fall over—I just couldn’t figure out how to rotate the image in this new version of WordPress!