Quick update: EMPIRE STATE Italian edition and Waterstones in-store appearance

Editing editing editing The Age Atomic. Phew!

I’m pleased to announce that La Ponga Edizione will be publishing the Italian edition of Empire State, my debut novel. I’m not sure what the title translates to exactly – something like Stato Imperio, perhaps – but I’ll post more information when I have it. The book will be released in Italy in November/December this year, and I’ve been helping the translator with a few bits and bobs. Exciting!

This Saturday I’ll be at the Macclesfield Waterstones, signing Seven Wonders and generally hanging around. It’s a small branch but close to Manchester (on the fast train too), and I’m looking forward to it as that used to be “my” store when I lived in Macclesfield. Both Empire State and Seven Wonders were written literally just down the road, and a couple of days a week I’d walk up into town to browse the store, then grab a coffee and go home to write. Little did I know that a couple of years later I’d be having my own event in that very store! The staff there are also hugely supportive – you can follow them on Twitter at @waterstonesmacc.

So, if you’re around, pop along and say hello. I’ll be there from 11am to 2pm. Details are up on the Waterstones website and at Angry Robot.