Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Happy New Year!

Well, the children are back at school and I'm back at the laptop - yesterday I typed the terrifying words 'chapter one' but luckily I was able to carry on typing beyond that and did quite a good first day. This is book 4 by the way - book 2 The Madonna of the Almonds is due out in May and the build-up is all going well; I handed in the corrected proofs before Christmas...phew! Meanwhile the 3rd book The Botticelli Secret is now going out to publishers and has sold in Germany already...and meanwhile, I'm still doing publicity for book 1 The Glassblower of Murano, which is, luckily, proving to be the book that wouldn't die. (If you're in the York area I'll be on BBC Radio York on Thursday next week) Also top secret negotiations are going forth with an eminent Hollywood producer for the option to Glassblower so watch this space...


momo said...

To Marina Fiorato: Happy New Year to you Marina and your family. I congratulate you for your wonderful book on Murano Glassblower. Got interested in Murano Glass when I inherited a collection of Murano Glass from a close relative: Dino Martens, Fulvio Bianconi, Carlo Scarpa, Venini, Ercole Barovier. If you are interested to buy some, just email to:

Emma said...

Well, my dear, we always knew you would hit the big time some day and it looks like you have justifiably (if chapter one is anything to go by!!) penned a beatifully crafted work with the Glassblower which (if I get time between small boy and husband!!) I will endeavour to read!! So much time has passed since I last saw you - in Settle at Christmas I think?! - and it sounds like you have had a rich and fulfilling few years since - congratulations on everything!! I dream of packing in my job (I am now a Director of a PR Agency in Gloucestershire) and writing childrens books so you may well have inspired me to get cracking! I wish you and your lovely family all the best and good luck with the other books.

Love from Emma Arthur (originally Emma Jowitt!)

PS my Dad says a big hello and congrats after seeing you in the Craven Herald!