As of last week (after much discussion between myself and my editor) my third novel has been officially re-titled The Silver Compass.
Choosing a title isn't as easy as you might imagine. An author will either think of one right away, or else they will struggle to find one that works beautifully with the story. (Check out Tess Gerritsen's Feb 22nd blog post or Susan Wigg's on Feb 26th and you'll see I'm in good company). My third novel was originally titled Surviving Louie, and then it was changed to The Stone Compass, but everyone felt this was too "hard" and not evocative enough. Anyhow, now that it's officially The Silver Compass marketing is busy designing a cover. I can't wait to see what they come up with!