Counting down to… MEDEA!
Clan Destine Press is thrilled to announce that Medea – the first book in The Delphic Women trilogy by the incredible Kerry Greenwood – will be released in early August 2011.
Good grief! That’s next month.
And yes, this means the publisher – moi – is a crazy as ever; although her Capital-M Minions have been saving her sanity by ‘helping’. A lot.
Why do I need help?
Because you can’t run a publishing house on your own; no matter how hard you try.
And, although I know lots of things about lots of stuff, I don’t know everything.
Ppfftt. Who knew?
Mostly their help is needed because – apart from Medea – I, we, them (whoever they are) are actually working on five paperbacks at the moment.
Yes: five; 5; half-of 10; 2x2.5.
And we’re not just wombating – that’s Aussie for beavering – away on them ‘at the moment’ for sometime in the next year.
We’re wombating away so they will all be ready and out there for you by October.
Um, did I mention the 14 eBooks that will join them.
In the wild.
Over the next couple of weeks we – all of us here – will be making some more announcements about just what is coming out and when; and about who has written all those eBooks.
We will also be thrilling you with some absolutely fabulous new covers; several new authors; new affiliated author websites; and, strange as it may seem, some sawtooth bunnies!
But today we start with Medea by Kerry Greenwood.
This is an extraordinary tale of love, lust, friendship, bravery, cowardice, betrayal, murder, mythical creatures, heroic heroes, brave heroines, gods, goddesses, legendary ships, and giant snakes. Oh, and giants.
Kerry Greenwood’s retelling of the story of Medea – sorceress, Priestess of Hekate, Princess of Colchis, securer of the Golden Fleece – is exhilarating, page-turning, beautiful, and utterly believable. It also sets the record straight – about who really killed her children.
Medea: her very name is a byword for infamy. Legend has it that she murdered her own children for revenge. But love in Ancient Greece was often a dangerous game; and legends are not always what they seem.
Medea, devoted wife of Jason, was also a loving mother, a loyal friend of Herakles, and a brave adventurer with the Argonauts.
Kerry Greenwood is best known for her Phryne Fisher mysteries and Corinna Chapman crime novels [published by someone else! (ok Allen & Unwin)] but, of course, is also the author of our first historical novel – Out of the Black Land.
Kerry’s detailed research and investigative skills into the ancient world – through ancient and secondary sources, and her personal travels throughout Greece and Egypt – means she puts her own stamp on the stories of these long-ago worlds. Her historical fiction lives and breathes authenticity.
The beautiful cover art for Medea is by the renowned – and totally amazing! – American artist, Ran Valerhon; whom we ‘found’ through mutual Facebook friends.
All hail social networking!
And that there – the serious awesomeness of social networking – will be the topic of one of my next blogs… the one that will lead you all to those sawtooth bunnies.
In the meantime you can pre-order your copy of Medea from the Clan Destine Press website now!
So, what are you waiting for?