Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Spanish edition of Xombies--cool!

Weird--I just found out my first foreign edition is being released next week: the Spanish translation of my first published novel, Xombies (which was reissued in 2008 as Xombies: Apocalypse Blues).

The Spanish title is: Agente X - Xombis. I love that.

What's strange is that I had no idea this book was coming out at all. I remember being contacted by two different Spanish publishers a couple of years ago, and forwarding their emails to my editor at Penguin. Having lived in Spain, I was really excited to think my book might soon be on the shelves of my favorite bookstores in Madrid. But I never heard anything more, and sadly assumed that no deal had been reached.

I guess I was wrong!

The best thing about it is, now I have two foreign editions: Agente X - Xombis, and the upcoming German translation of Mad Skills, due out next June, which I think is going to be called Gefangen in Harmony. Which basically means "Trapped in Harmony." I hope they're both monster hits, so I can justify making a publicity tour of Europe. Also so my car doesn't get repossessed.

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