Happy Monday, everybody! (Well, okay, that might be a stretch. I hope it’s a tolerable Monday, at least.)

We’re one month away from the release of The Loot, my debut with Thomas & Mercer Publishing. I’m really excited about this new endeavor and can’t wait to share it with you. And for some of you, that day is today. Yep. The Loot was chosen to be part of Amazon.uk’s First Reads program, which means if you have a UK-based Amazon account, you can hop over to https://www.amazon.co.uk/firstreads and either get it for free if you have an Amazon Prime membership, or otherwise buy it for…ninety-nine…pence? Is that right? Pences? All I know is that you’ve got Jane Austen on the ten-pound note and that’s the coolest thing.

For everyone else, it’ll be out in print and audio bright and early on August 1st. I’m listening to the audiobook version right now, and Susannah Jones knocked it out of the park as usual. Meanwhile, the new Daniel Faust novel is heavily in editing, getting in shape, and the new Harmony Black is ready to roll — we’re still looking at an October release for that one.

In other news, the first draft for the follow-up to Ghosts of Gotham, under the working title of The Hungry Dreaming, is done. It ended up at over 160,000 words. It is a large and tangled beast. I probably won’t have any solid news on this for a while, but it is happening. And now I need to rush off and figure out how I’m going to work today, because they’re doing fire-alarm testing at my apartment building. All-day testing. Catch you soon!