The Longest Day

I’m on a plane to LA, where I change planes and fly to New York. My alarm went off in Hobart, Tasmania at 4 am this morning, the 8th of February. (I was at the MONA Museum, where Amanda will be playing a gig. There may be nicer places to stay than the pavilions at the MONA Museum, and better places to eat than the Source restaurant at MONA, and there may even be finer museum-gallery-James-Bond-Villain-Lairs than MONA, but I have not yet encountered them.) I will land in New York at 6pmish on the 8th of February, about 30 hours after I set off.

Yesterday, although it may still be today as I type this, was or is publication day for Norse Mythology. It seems to have gone straight to #1 on the Amazon book charts (it’s www.bit.ly/NorseMythology) which has taken me rather by surprise. Not that I’m grumbling, mind. I just wish I was enjoying it with loved ones and friends instead of sitting on a plane in the dark.

I went with the family and with some of the Bookend Trust folk to the Bonorong Animal Sactuary in Tasmania. Go, if you are there. They take in injured birds and animals and rehabilitate them, then, if they can, they return them to the wild.  We fed an echidna and tawny frogmouths and sugar gliders and a wombat and many, many kangaroos…

Some articles about me and Norse Mythology out there.  Lovely Guardian article, even if the title is clickbait (and many of the commenters seem to have fallen for it) https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/feb/04/neil-gaiman-interview-books
A really personal sort of an interview with the Big Issue at http://www.bigissue.com/features/letter-to-my-younger-self/7316/neil-gaiman-interview-stephen-king-gave-me-the-best-piece-of

Here’s a Tor.com review… http://www.tor.com/2017/02/07/book-reviews-neil-gaiman-norse-mythology/

And the plane internet is getting dodgy, so I’m going to post this, and try and get a nap. It’s a long day.

Thank you, to everyone who bought Norse Mythology. Thank you to everyone who enjoyed it and told other people about it… Thank you!

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