So, this post is about a book I’ve recently edited, rather than a book I’ve written, but I’m so excited about it I thought it deserved a post!
Aimee and the Bear is the absolutely stunning debut novel by Toby Stone, to be published by Hic Dragones in February 2013. It’s a dark (sometimes very dark) fantasy story about a troubled young girl who makes a dangerous journey into the world of her imagination. Stuffed to the brim with echoes of Oz, Wonderland and 100 Aker Wood – but with its feet firmly in early twenty-first-century Manchester – Aimee and the Bear is no children’s story. It’s captivating and unsettling piece of Manc magic realism that’ll change the way you look at teddy bears (and Russian dolls) forever.
Aimee and the Bear is being launched on February 7th 2013, at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation in Manchester, with readings and wine reception. It’s a free event, and there’s more details on the launch party website. If you can make it, it’ll be a great night. If you can’t make it, I strongly recommend you get hold of a copy of the book as soon as you can!