Published Feb 10, 2016Colin Meloy has always used his position as the Decemberists' frontman to tell dramatic tales through music, but he's putting his storytelling chops back to work on the page for a pair of new books.
Back in 2011, Meloy wrote an adventure novel called Wildwood, which was illustrated by his wife Carson Ellis. Now, the couple have collaborated again to create a picture book titled The Golden Thread. It's a kid-friendly biography of late folk legend Pete Seeger, highlighting both his musical achievements and his role as an outspoken activist. It's expected to arrive in summer 2017 through Balzer + Bray.
Additionally, Meloy and Ellis are working on a currently untitled novel about "an impressionable young American who falls in with a ragtag group of pickpockets in 1961 France." The project will also arrive via Balzer + Bray, and is due out in fall 2017.
Meloy shared the news via Twitter last night (February 9), as you'll see below.
Couple good books in the proverbial hopper, here, folks... https://t.co/iZVaa4ljDI— colin meloy (@colinmeloy) February 9, 2016