September 01, 2008

Email me

My old email account - pbk@pbkerr.com - seems to have been hijacked by a spammer. I hope Nimrod has an email account so that he can turn one of these nuisances into a toad! Anyway the upshot of this message is this: if you want to write to me don't use the previous address. Use this one: pee-bee-kay@pbkerr.com.

Meanwhile, now that I'm here - and I admit I don't come here very often, mainly because I spend so much time writing books instead of writing a blog - what can I tell you?

First I just finished writing Children of the Lamp Book Five. It's called The Eye of the Forest and it will be published at Christmas. At least it will if you live in the USA or the UK, Australia, Canada. If you live in a foreign language country then your guess is as good as mine right now. The books are translated into almost forty different languages which makes it a little hard for me to keep abreast of which book we're publishing in this country or that country.

How many books will there be? Well, unlike JK Rowling, I'm really not quite sure. I can tell you that there will be at least seven. Because that's how many I have agreed to write. But it could be more.

The movie: as many of you will know, the film rights were bought by Dreamworks, which is a company owned - in part - by the great Mr Stephen Spielberg. I haven't met him but I did get to peek in his office the last time I was there. And I once parked in his space by accident. Anyway, there are screenwriters toiling away on the script as you read this. And it may be that their script will find enough favor with the bosses to justify spending the huge amount of money it takes to make a movie these days. Only time will tell.

Did I tell you that I published a new book for children which is nothing at all to do with Children of the Lamp? It's called One Small Step and it was published by Simon&Schuster in the summer. It's set in 1968 and it's about a boy who learns to fly military jets. A lot of other stuff, too. Some dumb critic in Thickville, Arizona thought it was too mature for the average twelve year old but this is nonsense. Goodness, I used to be twelve myself and so there's no one can tell me that a lot of twelve year old boys aren't exactly like the boy in that book. In fact, if you want to know what I was like when I was twelve you should read the book.

Summer is now over. Although I'm not sure it ever started, the weather was so bad here. My kids are about to go back to school. We started the summer with a trip to Rome. Then we went to Cornwall where we have a summer house. My daughter went on pony camp and loved it. My sons seemed to spend most of their time in bed. I also went to Edinburgh in Scotland, for a day or two. Edinburgh was where I was born. Then we went to Amsterdam and now we are back in London. I'm going to Oslo in September, and Cuba in October.

So now you know pretty much everything. If I was a bit more technically-minded I might attach a few pics here but right now I'm struggling just to remember the passwords that enable me to work my own blog. Yes, I know that's pathetic. But that's the way it is.

Pip! Pip!
PBKerr

Posted by pbkerr at 05:51 PM | Comments (0)

August 29, 2008

New email

My old email account - pbk@pbkerr.com - seems to have been hijacked by a spammer. I hope Nimrod has an email account so that he can turn one of these nuisances into a toad! Anyway the upshot of this message is this: if you want to write to me don't use the previous address. Use this one: pee-bee-kay@pbkerr.com.

Meanwhile, now that I'm here - and I admit I don't come here very often, mainly because I spend so much time writing books instead of writing a blog - what can I tell you?

First I just finished writing Children of the Lamp Book Five. It's called The Eye of the Forest and it will be published at Christmas. At least it will if you live in the USA or the UK, Australia, Canada. If you live in a foreign language country then your guess is as good as mine right now. The books are translated into almost forty different languages which makes it a little hard for me to keep abreast of which book we're publishing in this country or that country.

How many books will there be? Well, unlike JK Rowling, I'm really not quite sure. I can tell you that there will be at least seven. Because that's how many I have agreed to write. But it could be more.

The movie: as many of you will know, the film rights were bought by Dreamworks, which is a company owned - in part - by the great Mr Stephen Spielberg. I haven't met him but I did get to peek in his office the last time I was there. And I once parked in his space by accident. Anyway, there are screenwriters toiling away on the script as you read this. And it may be that their script will find enough favor with the bosses to justify spending the huge amount of money it takes to make a movie these days. Only time will tell.

Did I tell you that I published a new book for children which is nothing at all to do with Children of the Lamp? It's called One Small Step and it was published by Simon&Schuster in the summer. It's set in 1968 and it's about a boy who learns to fly military jets. A lot of other stuff, too. Some dumb critic in Thickville, Arizona thought it was too mature for the average twelve year old but this is nonsense. Goodness, I used to be twelve myself and so there's no one can tell me that a lot of twelve year old boys aren't exactly like the boy in that book. In fact, if you want to know what I was like when I was twelve you should read the book.

Summer is now over. Although I'm not sure it ever started, the weather was so bad here. My kids are about to go back to school. We started the summer with a trip to Rome. Then we went to Cornwall where we have a summer house. My daughter went on pony camp and loved it. My sons seemed to spend most of their time in bed. I also went to Edinburgh in Scotland, for a day or two. Edinburgh was where I was born. Then we went to Amsterdam and now we are back in London. I'm going to Oslo in September, and Cuba in October.

So now you know pretty much everything. If I was a bit more technically-minded I might attach a few pics here but right now I'm struggling just to remember the passwords that enable me to work my own blog. Yes, I know that's pathetic. But that's the way it is.

Pip! Pip!
PBKerr

Posted by pbkerr at 10:15 AM | Comments (0)