Many of my regular readers will have heard me yammer on about my debut novel. For those of you who are new or who missed those posts, my YA debut will be published next year by Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins.
Obviously, this is the most exciting thing for me! But to add to that awesomeness is this - the novel now has an official title. When I first wrote it, it was called ECHOES. Then it was called WOVEN when my agent sent it out to editors. And now it has a brand new and super-shiny real title.
It's called A Torrent of Light.
But wait! It's not just a title. It's from a quote.
Life and death appeared to me ideal bounds, which I should first break through, and pour a torrent of light into our dark world.
-Mary Shelley, Frankenstein
I love that quote. It captures so much of the mood and essence of both novels. A TORRENT OF LIGHT revolves around the concept of stitching life from scratch, creating clone-like beings called echoes - and it was rereading Frankenstein at university that first sparked off the idea. So it's doubly special for me to have a title with part of that quote in it.
And as if all of this isn't enough, the book deal is now up on Publishers Marketplace too.