Saturday, April 27, 2013
A thank you to the readers of the Edgewood Series!
I've been Internet quiet lately, and have been a little anti-social in real life as well! I can be that way under normal circumstances, but right now I'll blame it on being entrenched in writing book three of the Edgewood series. Right now I'm calling it "Absolution" but that may change. Or not. :-)
In my free time I've been following Dean Wesley Smith's blog as he gives a day by day description of writing a novel in ten days. Someday I'm going to try doing this very thing! If you're a writer, his whole site is of interest, so if you haven't seen it yet, go and soak up his wisdom.
In other news, I've been inundated with emails, comments, and DMs on Facebook, Goodreads, and via my website form, all of them saying they loved the first two books: Edgewood and Wanderlust, and wanting to know when book three is coming out. Be still my heart! I can't tell you how much I appreciate hearing from readers, and these messages go above and beyond anything I've ever experienced before.
This is just a tiny sampling:
I read 100+ books a year and the last author I felt inclined to take the time to email because a book was so good was George RR Martin. You are an excellent writer and I look forward to your next book.
I rarely take the time to write to authors whose books delighted or resonated with me, but I just had to gush about how lucky I feel to have discovered your work. Even as someone who's no longer a 'young' adult by any stretch of the imagination, I just devoured Edgewood and now intend to buy...well, pretty much everything else you've ever written.
My daughter has been reading it at school and she just came home and told me it's "THE best book I've ever read, Mom….really!"
I just finished it! I couldn't put it down! I literally kicked my legs and giggled in glee when I was finished.
I haven't loved a book like this since The Hunger Games. Write faster please!
The Amazon and Goodreads reviews have been fabulous too. I am beyond grateful to everyone who's taken the time to leave a review, contact me directly, or recommend the series to another reader. Because of you, I get to write full time for a living, something I hope to do for a very long time.
So thank you, thank you, thank you!
To answer the question I seem to get the most lately--book three, Absolution, should be out in September. If that changes, I'll post it here and on Facebook. And if you want an email notification of the book's release, you can sign up here, on the contact page of my website.
Off to write!