Nov 292011

I’ve opened up the page on Pern Home where you can add any condolences or memories you’d like.

 Posted by at 08:20
Nov 292011

Home. My brilliant and marvelous best mate, Geoff Hilton, said to me after it was all over, “What’s next?” I’ve got to say, the thought had already occurred to me. Certainly not to sit in some corner, moping (although today is officially my day of moping). But if Mum wrote her brilliant story “The Ship Who Sang” as her way of coping with her father’s death, then — okay, what is next?

 Posted by at 07:32
Nov 282011

My apologies all, when I went to Ireland last Monday it was in such haste that I didn’t realize I was missing the passwords to my site and Mum’s site.

I shall post more shortly but I’m literally just back from an 11 hour intercontinental flight and quite exhausted.

 Posted by at 22:44
Nov 162011

Sky Dragons cover

Our next (and, sadly, last) collaboration, Sky Dragons, is with the publisher. According to and Barnes&Noble, the publication date appears to be June 26, 2012.

You can pre-order it from in hardback or Kindle and from Barnes&Noble in hardcover.  Or ask at your local independent bookseller!

For those of you in the UK, the hardcover, according to, is due out a bit earlier – 26 May 2012.

[Update: 1/11/2012]

From the New York Times bestselling mother-and-son team of Anne McCaffrey and Todd McCaffrey comes the final installment in the riveting Pern saga that began with Todd’s solo novel, Dragonsblood. Now, with all of Pern imperiled by the aftereffects of a plague that killed scores of dragons and left the planet helpless against the fall of deadly Thread, the only hope for the future lies in the past.

There, on an unexplored island, a group of dragonriders led by Xhinna, a brave young woman who rides the blue dragon Tazith, must battle lethal Merows and voracious tunnel-snakes to build a safe home for themselves and the dragons, whose offspring will one day—if they survive—replenish Pern’s decimated dragon population. But as the first female rider of a blue dragon, and the first female Weyrleader in the history of Pern, Xhinna faces an uphill battle in winning the respect and loyalty of her peers . . . especially after an unforeseen tragedy leaves the struggling colony reeling from a shattering loss.

Amid the grieving, one girl, Jirana, blessed—or cursed—with the ability to foresee potential futures, will help Xhinna find a way forward. The answer lies in time . . . or, rather, in timing it: the awesome ability of the dragons to travel through time itself. But that power comes with risks, and by venturing further into the past, Xhinna may be jeopardizing the very future she has sworn to save.

 Posted by at 00:06