I delivered my draft of MR. MONK IN OUTER SPACE to my editor a couple of weeks ago and learned that they’ve moved up the release date of the hardcover to November 1. That was quite a surprise and only underscores how enthusiastic and supportive they’ve been for these books.
The hardcover of MR. MONK AND THE TWO ASSISTANTS comes out in three weeks and I won’t be there to see it…this is the first time I have ever missed the publication of one of my books. I won’t see it until I return to the U.S. in mid-August. The paperback edition comes out on January 1st.
The hardcover for MR. MONK GOES TO GERMANY will hit bookshelves in July 2008 …which feels like wishful thinking right now, since I am still contemplating the plot on the set of FAST TRACK. With the hardcover and paperback schedule for the MONK books, it feels like I have even more books coming out than I did when I was doing both MONK and DM at the same time…
While I’ve been here in Berlin, the German editions of MR. MONK GOES TO THE FIREHOUSE and MR. MONK GOES TO HAWAII have both come out…and I got word that MR. MONK AND THE BLUE FLU will follow soon.