I’m very excited that this week The Night Rainbow is being published in the USA and Canada.
Here she is, complete with beautiful new cover, about to whizz off to bookshops everywhere Stateside.
I feel a little wistful that I can’t whizz over the Atlantic to celebrate, but I have been raising a glass here in France, and lurking on twitter doing US & Canada pub-day high fives!
And look what the lovely Rachael Dunlop just sent me:
I’ve also been busy meeting book bloggers:
- I answered 11/20 questions at Linus’s Blanket, including what my favourite books are set in my local region of France.
- What’s in a first line? Find out as I take part in the Friday First Lines series over at Books on the Brain.
- I have been interviewed by Mariam Kobras over at #amwriting
- Daria Anne DiGiovanni hosted me on #writestream, with an interview on blog talk radio which you can also find archived here, and a twitter chat – the summary of which is now here.
Thanks already to some of the lovely reviewers and book bloggers who have reviewed early copies:
Ilana Teitelbaum, who says, in her review in Shelf Awareness “King’s story of a young child’s quest for a light in the profound darkness of her life reaches deep into the complexities of human consciousness. As it explores adult grief through a child’s eyes, The Night Rainbow also underscores the need for stability and love ever-present in children’s lives, yet at times nearly impossible to attain.”
Catherine at Gilmore Guide to books who says “The Night Rainbow is soft, sweet, scary and immense.” *****
Nicola at My Good Bookshelf gave it 9/10 and said “I would happily recommend this book to readers interested in contemporary fiction or family dramas; this was a beautifully written tale with a shocker of a twist that I definitely did not anticipate- just brilliantly done.”
Ionia at Readful Things said “Claire King has done such a supreme job of making you want to hug these children and tell them everything is going to be okay, that it is sometimes hard to believe they are not real…I would recommend this elegantly written novel to anyone. Really a beautiful book.”
Shannon at River City Reading - Richmond, VA said “Writing from the perspective of a child, particularly one so young, without relying on cliche phrases or coming off childish is not an easy task. Claire King does it masterfully.”
Patrice Hoffman says “Claire King writes spectacularly from a child’s point of view using vivid imagery with fantastical qualities only imagination can provide.”
and Cayacosta72 calls The Night Rainbow “A story of love, loss and grace.”
The Pin Map!
In celebration and anticipation of meeting lots of new people in the USA and Canada through the launch, even only virtually, I have put together a pin map.
To get it started I’ve added places I have visited in person (the red pins).
I’m going to add new pins on the map for everyone who tells me they’ve read The Night Rainbow, so do please leave a comment or say hi on twitter, telling me where you are, and you’ll get your own purple pin.
Also, if you have a book group that would like me to call in by Skype for a few questions, don’t hesitate to contact me!