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REFORMING THE SOCIETY OF AUTHORS
William is running in the 2013 election for one of four vacancies for the Society's Management Committee. This is an important election because the Society is in need of reform to make its constitution more democratic and appropriate for the 21st century. William has been greatly inspired by his work on the Task Force making recommendations about these changes and seeks now to serve on the Committee to see the changes through to a successful completion. The ballot closes Wednesday July 24th and the papers go out to members mid-June. Society members with a vote and anyone else interested in author rights and representation - which hopefully includes most readers - can read William's election address HERE. He's also rooting for the two other 'reform' candidates in this election - Peter Groves and Charles Palliser. If you're a Society member do please use at least three of your votes in favour of reform when the postal ballot comes through! Thanks!
NEW TITLE COMING
The triumphant final volume of THE HYDDENWORLD SERIES, which William is now proof-reading, is titled WINTER and will be published in hardback 5th December, 2013 . Meanwhile HARVEST, the third volume in the Hyddenworld series, will be published in paperback by PanMacmillan on 24th October 2013.
When I reach final proof-reading stage of a book I begin to get seriously involved with the next project - choosing which to concentrate on from several I've been working on. So as the last Hyddenworld book is nearly proofed I'm now immersed in finishing a novel set in late-19th century London which I began but then set aside when the Hyddenworld series took over. I'm also wrestling with a major human theme and story-line of the kind I have not tackled since I wrote SKALLAGRIGG over 25 years ago. It's hard but rewarding work. Anyone visiting this site with a Polish background who wants to be interviewed by me please get in touch...