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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.
THE HYDDENWORLD SERIES
Publication of the first title in the 4-volume series in 2010 marked William’s return to his hallmark genre after nearly fifteen years. WINTER, the final volume in the series will be published in December 2013. Each of the four Hyddenworld titles will be published annually.You can read more about them here. Expect huge themes, exciting plots, vivid descriptions and some unforgettable characters who’ll share their triumphs and tragedies, heroism and flaws, humour and emotion when you join them on a quest to save the Earth, the Universe… and your bit of it too!