I'm very happy and excited to say that the next book in the Madeleine series is written..... in Madeleine Goes to the Sunken Shipwreck, Madeleine ventures to the bottom of the ocean in search of sunken treasure on a pirate shipwreck....... but what she finds there gives her an unexpected fright...
I have been somewhat surprised and very pleased with the overwhelmingly positive response I have received towards Madeleine Goes to the Moon to date. I am constantly asked (in particular by Children and teachers) when the next book is coming out, and I am hoping that I will be able to say, with absolute certainty, later this year. As things stand, the story is complete, and the other half of the creative team, the excellent Charlie Roberts, is sharpening her pencils in preparation. However, making a book is not free unfortunately, and so at some point in the next few weeks I will be launching a Kickstarter project to fund it's creation.
For those of you not familiar with Kickstarter already it's fairly simple so here's a basic overview of how things will work:
1. I launch a project with a lifespan of 30 days and a target goal (in £'s) that must be reached as a minimum for the project to 'succeed'.
2. If you choose to support my project then you can do so by pre-purchasing one or more copies of the book. There will be different packages available, some with one-off added extras.
3. If enough people contribute and I meet or exceed my target goal, then it's all systems go and we will start making the book (I say 'we' although in honesty the vast majority of the work at that stage will be done by Charlie).
4. If, after 30 days, the target goal is not met (we've not sold enough books), then the project is cancelled and we won't be able to make the book. (If you had backed the project you back out fully and pay nothing in such an instance, so there is no risk.)
I'm sure you can understand that this is a really big deal for both myself and Charlie, and also that the 30 day period when the Kickstarter project is running will be really important for us. Please please please can I ask that if you are interested in reading the next book in the series (or if your Children are) then we will need your support while the project is live. With that in mind, please spread the word and keep an eye on my posts here and on Twitter/Facebook. I apologise in advance for all of the inevitable nagging/begging over the next few weeks, hopefully you will understand, and if we can get this project live, then books 3 and 4 are already in progress...
Thank you for your support.