Geek Syndicate interviewed me during the The Grim Company launch party way back in March. It appears they've finally managed to decipher my drunken ramblings into something halfway coherent, as the interview has just been posted! Here's a snippet:
GS – So, how long until you thought of the concept of The Grim Company till today, where it is launching in a London bookshop?
LS – I began writing The Grim Company in June 2011, I was agented by September 2011, the manuscript was auctioned and sold in April 2012, so that is ten months between beginning writing to selling the trilogy, and then nine months before launch which is very quick by standard of the printing industry.
There's some interesting stuff there - some of which I don't actually remember saying. But then, I'd already downed at least eight bottles of wine by that point.
All right, at least eight glasses of wine.
All right, at least half a glass of wine and possibly a Smirnoff Ice.
The point is that the interview's a little rambling due to the late hour and some slight inebriation. Nonetheless, there are some nuggets of wisdom to be found amongst all the grandstanding, idle boasting and passive-aggressive digs at other authors...