Here's a round up of recent news! Besides moving into my own custom built eco-studio, which I designed, and where I can now work surrounded by all my books at the bottom of the garden and be lovely and toasty warm with the superinsulation, triple glazed windows and underfloorheating, I've been a bit busy on other stuff:
• Boulder Media has now started work on visualisations of Hybrids in preparation for the proposed TV series. We're very excited and can't wait to see them!
• I've been commissioned to write an e-book on solar photovoltaics by a new publisher, Sedition. This will be a pilot for a whole series of e-books on sustainability topics. It only has to be finished by the 1st week in January!
• I'm in discussions with Earthscan/Taylor & Francis for a new non-fiction book to be written next year on solar architecture.
• I've written an article on graphic novels, called What Pencils Were Made to Create. It's in the current issue of the New Welsh Review.
• I've finally finished the latest draft of his novel Stormteller (this is a link to a special website I made about it) which, along with my other recently completed novel, We Can Improve On You, is currently being read by the excellent David Fickling books. Fingers crossed!
• I gave a talk on solar PV at last month's Solar Flair '11 conference.
Solar Technology, The Earthscan Expert Guide to Using Solar Energy for Heating, Cooling and Electricity is doing well, as the seminal introduction to all solar technologies and practices, and solar energy itself. It covers solar space heating, architecture, water heating, solar cooling, solar power stations and photovoltaic electricity. It's full of pictures, and easy to read!
• You can now buy copies of this and my other books direct from me on my website's bookshop page!
• Of course, I am still producing daily news and weekly opinion pieces for the Energy and Environmental Management website.