To answer a few questions people have been asking, mostly in the comments of that last post, about what sort of thing The Ocean at the End of the Lane is:
It’s a novel. It’s not a long novel, but it’s sort of bigger on the inside, if you see what I mean.
It’s published on June 18th in the US, the UK, Canada,Australia, Brazil, possibly some other places as well.
It’s not part of any series or anything else. It’s not really like anything else I’ve written, although it was obviously written by me.
It’s not a horror novel, although it has moments in it that are as scary as anything I’ve written.
It’s not a memoir, although I set it on the lane that I grew up as a boy.
There’s magic in it.
The Amazon US preorder is http://j.mp/OCEANLANE
The Indiebound link, to find an independent bookshop close to you with a copy is http://www.indiebound.org/book/9780062255655
Here is the Headline UK link: http://www.headline.co.uk/books/detail.page?isbn=9781472200310
I love that Indiebound categorises it as: Categories: Fairy Tales, Folklore & Mythology, Fantasy - General, General. (They could add another half a dozen categories to that.)
I don’t like the reviews that tell you what happens in it, but I’m very happy to link to the reviews that tell you how it feels for someone to read it. Here’s author Amy McCulloch blogging about it.