On Tuesday evening myself and fellow bloggers Sarah (My Favourite Books), Carly (Writing from the Tub and Sammee (I Want to Read That met Alyxandra Harvey at Bloomsbury's offices, a session arranged by Emma from Bloomsbury. I didn't write notes so this is based on memory so apologies for any errors.
As you can see from the photo Alyxandra is extremely youthful looking and gorgeous but she is also very friendly and funny and can write a book in three months. She told us about the new book Haunting Violet due out in July (UK) which is about a young woman who helps her fake medium mother set up all the pranks to convince people that she can speak to the dead and then one day she does see a ghost, the ghost of a dead twin and the live twin is in danger...
The fourth in the Drake Chronicles, Bleeding Hearts, is out in October (UK) and a fifth is written. Alyxandra hopes to write seven but is holding off writing no. 6 until a decision has been reached so she knows how to write it. Book 5 ends on a cliff-hanger and everybody suffers during it.
Alyxandra has various projects on the go or has written already including a zombie book and one resulting from a challenge from her agent (editor?) that she write a non-supernatural book.
Next year Bloomsbury willl be publishing a "fairy" book and a Drake book.
After the chat, signed books and photos a beautiful cake and bubbly appeared. The cover was too lovely to be cut so Emma cut slices from each edge. It was delicious.
Thank you so much to Bloomsbury and Alyxandra for arranging this event and it was lovely to see some familiar blogger faces and meet a new one!
Sarah has written up the launch here.