Today is a very special day in the calendar of Moss. The Executioner’s Daughter debuts in the USA – hooray! It’s been fascinating and fun, shaping the story for American readers – especially concocting a few extra mischievous turns of phrase for Salter. Actually, I feel as though I have done very little. This book is down to the awesome team at Lerner Publishing – Alix Reid, Amy Fitzgerald and Libby Stille, and to Alison Weiss (now of Sky Pony Press) – who have created a wonderful sister for UK TED, with an atmospheric cover I LOVE. Here it is.
Can you spot a tiny Moss on the battlements? Amy tells me her billowing cloak was inspired by Little Red Riding Hood – which just happens to be my favourite fairy tale (and spookily connected to the story I am writing now).
There have been some lovely reviews of The Executioner’s Daughter: by Kirkus, Booklist and Publisher’s Weekly, and by bloggers such as YA and Kids Books Central – thank you! I still find it amazing that anyone should read, let alone write about my book and its characters. Stories only survive if people love them.