With the final Mousehunter book pretty much signed off now, I’ve started thinking about the launch. This time round it will coincide with me becoming a dad, at the start of January, so free time is going to be a bit on the short side. However, there are a couple of things in the pipeline, first and foremost being a Mouse Exhibition.
Mousebeard’s Revenge revolves around the International Mouse Exhibition, which, for the first time in many years, is taking place in Old Town. With this in mind, I thought it would be nice to create my own mouse exhibition, potentially something that could be boxed up and travel – maybe to bookshops around London (this is wishful thinking on my part, but I’m going to give it a go).
Planning is in the formative stages, so to get the ball rolling, I’m calling out for people who might like to help me create this thing. Time is not on my side at the minute, so I’m attempting to create an avalanche of mice by using hired hands.
If you’re handy and might like to make a mouse, whether it’s a little plasticine model, stitched or made of card, i want to hear from you. In return, you’ll definitely get invited to the launch (still planning that, likely to be in Crystal Palace…), and you’ll also get something from me in return, be that a signed copy of the book, or maybe a mouse of your choice drawn by me.
Either leave me a comment here, or drop me an email (contact address is at the top).
Be lovely to get your help and send the Mousehunter Trilogy off with a proper big mousey bang.
I can’t believe how quickly next year is coming around, helped in no small part to being incredibly busy dealing with Yetis. However, with January fast approaching, plans are afoot to really get behind the final Mousehunter book.
The story revolves around the three days of the World Mouse Exhibition, which takes place in Old Town. Of course, expect there to be hi-jinx and excitement, and nothing less than all-out mouse war. But more of that later.
The most exciting thing about the release of a new book is getting to make all sorts of stuff to go with it. I’ve got a few plans for hosting a real-life mouse exhibition, there’l be posters and tickets, such as that one above, and of course I’ll be doing a spot more animation for a trailer. Biggest and best of all though is that there’ll be an extra special treat for anyone interested in the secrets behind the making and creation of the Mousehunter series. This is totally hush hush for now, but I’m as excited about it as I am the launch of the new book itself.
January can’t come fast enough.