Last post of this year, and looking forward to 2010 …

December 31st, 2009 • Posted in Book News, Random Stuff |

Postie came this morning.  First envelope I opened contained a small cheque.  Second envelope contained a much larger cheque.  Cool.  Third envelope contained an even larger tax bill.  Uncool.

Here’s wishing you all a very Happy New Year, and I hope 2010 is everything you want it to be, and more.  Stay safe tonight, wherever and however you’re celebrating.  I’ll be making frieds with Old Speckled Hen at the local village hall.

Writing-wise it’s going to be a very exciting year, with at least two movies looking more likely to go into production, two TV series being developed, and a thrilling couple of book announcements to make in the next few weeks.  Books to be released this year include (in roughly chronological order): LAST EXIT FOR THE LOST from Cemetery Dance, THE THIEF OF BROKEN TOYS from CZP Publications, 30 DAYS OF NIGHT: FEAR OF THE DARK from Pocket Books, THE CHAMBER OF TEN (with Christopher Golden) from Bantam Spectra, paperback of THE ISLAND from Allison & Busby, my huge new fantasy novel ECHO CITY FALLS from Bantam Spectra, the first SECRET JOURNEYS OF JACK LONDON book (also with Chris Golden) from HarperCollins in the USA … and several others as yet unannounced.

I’ll also be travelling to the ‘States for the first time in three years, first to Necon in July, and then if everything goes to plan, to the World Fantasy Convention.  Mine’s a real ale.

(Just been sent this, so I thought I’d add it in instead of making a new post: Shroud Magazine’s 20 Recommended Reads of 2009.  Nice!)

So … have a good, safe Last Day of the Decade, and I’ll see you on the other side.

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3 comments on “Last post of this year, and looking forward to 2010 …”

  1. Stephen Volk says:

    Excellent from Shroud. Only seven books next year Tim? You goddamned slouch!

  2. Jared Kerr says:

    Very excited to hear about your upcoming projects. I’ve been reading your stuff off and on for several years, always enjoying it, then I read Fallen. Good lord man, you can add that book to your list if top books for the year. I have not enjoyed reading anything so much since, “the Ruins”. I’ve since read all of the noreela novels, but the Fallen remains my favorite.
    On a side note, I would be honored if you could take a listen to my band and let me know what you think. I’ve never had the opportunity to have someone whom I consider to be a true artist.critique my work. It would Make my day to get a response. You can hear some of the music at If you are so inclined you can contact me at

    Keep up the excellent work!!!!

    Jared Kerr

  3. Tim Lebbon says:

    Steve, might be a couple more in the pipeline …

    And Jared … thank you so much, that’s high praise indeed. I’ve got a soft spot for FALLEN too – I think it’s when I hit my stride with my fantasy novels, of which I think the forthcoming ECHO CITY FALLS is definitely the best. And yes, I’ll check out your band, thanks!

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