This is the place where I try and answer the questions that people frequently ask me, or clarify points of interest.
Q. Do you have an agent? Is there someone I could contact who represents your work?
A. I am happy to be represented by Jennifer Jackson or the Donald Maass Literary Agency in New York. Jennifer’s contact details can be found on their website.
Q. I’ve just finished Sixty-One Nails. Is there a book three (…four, five, etc.)?
A. There are four books in The Courts of the Feyre series – Sixty-One Nails, The Road to Bedlam, Strangeness & Charm, and The Eighth Court. See here for more details.
Q. Will there be another book after The Eighth Court?
Q. What will you be working on next?
A. As of Spring 2013, I’m am undecided. There will be more books and I have a number of potential projects that I’m exploring. When you read the books, you will understand why. I think I will be stepping back from these characters and this world, at least for a while, and writing something else.
Q. I’m having trouble getting hold of one of your books. Can you tell me where I can find them?
A. Unfortunately my previous publisher, Angry Robot Books went into liquidation. Some of the assets and part of the business was bought by Watkins Media who set up Angry Robot as an imprint. In that process Angry Robot lost the rights to my books.
For the meantime the books are only available in eBook format and can be found on the Amazon Bookstore.
Q. Who designed your covers – aren’t they gorgeous?
The Angry Robot Books dark covers were designed by the very talented John Coulthart. The new lighter covers were designed by me.
Q. Can I get signed copies of your books?
A. Yes, I regularly visit conventions and sometimes visit stores to sign copies of my books. There’s usually a note on this site to say where I’ll be and when. If you already have a copy, bring it with you and I will be happy to sign it for you.
Alternatively, I usually have a limited number of copies which I can send out via mail. Please email me or use the contact form if you would like one of these.
Q. Where do you get your ideas from?
A. The quick answer to this is, everywhere. I read books, talk to people, go to interesting events, visit unusual places and have an abiding interest in everything and everyone. Also, one of the great things about being an author who uses real as well as imagined elements in their stories is that people send you things (see the question below).
Q. Do you have a newsletter? Is there any way I can get regular updates?
A. Why, yes. I do have a newsletter which I try to update bi-monthly and which tends to include updates and news that doesn’t make it to the blog. If you would like to be included on the distribution list, send an email to mike at shevdon dot com from the address to which you would like it sent and I will add you to the list.
Q. I found this really cool historical/weird/fun thing. Do you already know about it?
A. Perhaps. Sometimes I find things because people bring them to my attention and they can end up being included in a book. Please feel free to contact me or send me an email if you think you might have come across something of interest.
If your question is not answered here, please email me on mike (at) shevdon (dot) com or using the contact form on the website and I will do my best to answer your query.