What a great day! Woke up this morning with no clue what to call my new book, or any idea whatsoever of what to put on the cover of it.
With a meeting scheduled with my cover designer, Jason Mordecai, at 11.30am, this was a slight problem!
Over a cup of tea with a friend, we did a little brainstorming and by the end of it, not only did we have a title, but we had a very cool concept for the graphics too.
So I set off to my meeting with Jason, feeling quite excited about the new ideas. I got there a little late (I have yet to travel around Cardiff and not get lost!) but we set to work, and before I knew it, it was 3pm! But by then we not only had the rough design for the new book, but we had tweaked and perfected the designs he had created for two of my other books.
I decided this year to have the covers of The Earth Angel Training Academy and The Earth Angel Awakening redesigned before the release of the third book in the series. Jason did the initial designs a few months ago, but I have been keeping them to myself for the launch this summer. I really think they are amazing, and I cannot wait to reveal them to everyone!
I have decided to reveal the name of the new book, literally only thought of this morning, and it is: (imagine drumroll here)
The Other Side of The Earth Angel Training Academy.
I know it seems like a very long title, but the official title will be The Other Side, the rest is a subtitle. Explanation needed? Okay, here goes:
Originally, the third book in the series was going to be the same story as The Earth Angel Training Academy, but told from the point of view of the Golden Age Children. This was because though they are mentioned in the story, they do not have much of a voice. So the working title all along was The Children of the Golden Age. But, as anyone who knows me will know, I do not plot my books, and often have very little say over what comes out when I start writing. Though in this new book, the stories of the Children will be told, they are not the main feature. Quite quickly, as I started writing, I realised that the male characters of the story (all of whom are secondary characters in the first book) were speaking up. They wanted their stories told and they refused to be quiet! It has been very interesting to see their side of the story, and I must admit, once I gave up fighting them (I wanted the Children and Aria to be the main characters!) the story began to flow and it has brought some interesting revelations…
So, it is literally the other side of the story. It is the story of the male characters, and also the Children. It is all of the stories that I did not get to discover and write about in the first book. Though just to be clear, because I don’t want to disappoint anyone, no, the Leprechaun incident it still not spoke about in any detail!
Perhaps it will be in the next book in the series…