Silk and Song is the novel I’ve wanted to write for years, about Marco Polo’s granddaughter traveling the Silk Road west from 1322 to 1327, China to England. Some of you may remember Paula working on it in The Singing of the Dead. I figured I might as well use it somewhere while I waited for a publisher to realize what they were missing.
Photo is of me (white shirt halfway back) in the Teklamakan Desert, during my western China trip in 2005, where I was doing research for the book.
Because publishers never did figure out what they were missing, I will be publishing it originally in e, in partnership with Gere Donovan Press, in three volumes. The first volume, Everything Under the Heavens, is scheduled for release on Saturday, February 15th, 5pm, when I will be signing the trade paperback edition at the Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale.
Buy links will be available soon. In the meantime, geddaloada that fabulous cover art.
The next two volumes will I hope and pray follow at six-month intervals. Depends on how fast I write them.
There will also be a digital audio edition, narrated by Marguerite Gavin, also known as The Voice of the Stabenow Oeuvre, and produced by Narrative Cognition. As with the e- and trade paperback editions, it is scheduled to be available on Saturday, February 15th, from Audible.com and all other fine audio download platforms.
When all three volumes are published, we will be publishing a single, signed with-as-many-curlicues-as-I-can-manage collector’s edition, an eye-popper with a leather slipcase and maps and illustrated letters and gilt edges and silk bookmarks. Or some iteration thereof. Just for the fun of it.
It’s an adventure. Wish me luck!