Drumroll please! I am very pleased to share the cover of The Quiet at the End of the World!
Out March 2019, this is about the last boy and girl born after humanity stop being able to conceive. With GOLD FOIL 💃
This was designed by Lisa Horton: http://lisa-horton.squarespace.com
How far would you go to save those you love?
Lowrie and Shen are the youngest people on the planet after a virus caused global infertility. Closeted in a pocket of London and doted upon by a small, ageing community, the pair spend their days mud-larking for artefacts from history and looking for treasure in their once-opulent mansion. Their idyllic life is torn apart when a secret is uncovered that threatens not only their family but humanity’s entire existence. Lowrie and Shen face an impossible choice: in the quiet at the end of the world, they must decide who to save and who to sacrifice…
Some of my favourite things about this cover:
+ The mix of biological (the gold nervous system), mechanical (the cogs) and electronic (the fluorescent vertical code) elements
+ Lowrie & Shen holding hands and staring off into the distance like they’re contemplating the future
+ that quote!
+ the font which is now officially My Brand’s Font
+ The deep dark beautiful glowing blue
The Quiet at the End of the World will be published in the UK and Australia with Walker Books in March 2019.
Illustrator @stoffberg has just started accepting commissions, and I couldn’t resist getting this lovely artwork done of Lowrie, Shen and their robot pal Mitch from The Quiet at the End of the World. I love Miles’ style, and he’s captured the mudlarking gang and the crumbling ruins of London so well. I’m thrilled.
IN OTHER NEWS:
I’ve started a fortnightly books & baking newsletter.
I wrote an article on LGBT+ fiction for the Children’s Writers and Artist’s Yearbook 2019, which published this week.
The Loneliest Girl in the Universe is currently £3.89, if you’ve been waiting to snap it up.
From September I’m going to be running the Rugby Sparks Young Writers group for Writing West Midlands, so if you know anyone in years 5-9 in the area who loves to write, let them know.
I have designed some enamel pins which are up for preorder now.
The Loneliest Girl continues to orbit around America. Here are some nice new quotes:
And here’s a snazzy Epic Reads title generator for it…
I made this to celebrate the first ever LGBT STEM day, for my favourite grumpy gay computer programmer, Clove Sutcliffe:
And that’s all, folks! Hope you’re having a good heatwave where you are . . . x