I haven't been around LJ much for the last month or two because I'm flat out in the middle of editing Winterwood, which is the book after next, due in February 2016. This is the magic pirate book that was the one I actually made the first sale to DAW with but due to publishing schedules is the third book to be published.
The second book, Crossways, is due on 4th August - eep, just a couple of weeks away - and I just got my author copies. The cover is (once more) by Stephan Martiniere and I've done an analysis of why I love it here on my Wordpress blog: https://jaceybedford.wordpress.com/2015/07/16/book-cover-crossways/
In the meantime - apart from having my nose down to the keyboard, I spent a couple of days in London to attend the Science for Fiction Writers course, at Imperial College (organised by Dr Dave Clements who I met throiugh Milford). Some fascinating items delivered by top scientists in a way that wasn't too hard to follow for us non-scientists, though I'm still a bit boggled by the concept that time doies not exist and constantly retreat to the Douglas Adams lline of : Time is an illusion, lunchtime doubly so.
I was fascinated by the account of Rosetta and the Philae Lander. I mean - landing something the size of a washing machine on a tiny rock zooming round space, after a ten year journey. Wow!
Since Imperial College is in South Kensington, just a spit from the museums, I also managed a trip to the Victoria and Albert to check out their Regency costume for the Winterwood book and a dash into the Science Museum to look at spacesuits.