It's been a looooong time since I posted. It's amazing to me how quickly the months have passed. At this point, I honestly don't know how often I'll post, because so much is going on ... however, I think I'll plan a few series based on presentations I'll be doing at the Missouri Writers Guild conference at the end of this week!
I have many updates!
First: I've been so grateful and pleased with the way Sanctum has been received, and I'm excited (okay, and terrified) about the upcoming publication of book two, which is called:
Some people have already expressed their apprehension about the direction of the story based on the title, which tells me the title is ... doing its job. Fractured will be published on 10/29/13 (which also happens to be my birthday). It is available for pre-order NOW. If you pre-order the Kindle edition, you will receive a free short story entitled Captive, which is from Malachi's perspective.
If that's not enough Malachi for you, his journal entries post three times a week right here, along with other news about the series.
And then: News about SCAN ... Putnam has decided to move the publication date from fall 2013 to May 2014. I'm happy about this change for a number of reasons (not the least of which is that having 2 books come out in fall 2013 might have made my head explode), and Walter J and I are super-excited about the book. More on that in the fall, I think. If you want to add it to your to-read shelf on Goodreads, it's right here.
And then: well, I guess there are so many things brewing on so many fronts that I could babble on about them, but it would be sorta premature. The publishing world is so funny--what's on my mind most right now is preparation for things you won't be seeing until next year sometime! Like Factory Ghost, which will be coming out next summer. It's like living in the future--it makes now rather hazy, unfortunately.
And ... that's all. Except that I'll be back in May with some posts about TRAUMA of all types, and some posts developmental psychology in YA fiction, and perhaps prizes of some type. Or cookies. I haven't decided.
How are you all doing? What have I missed? Have you published something? Are you querying? Have you gotten an agent or a book deal? Are you writing something you're excited about? Are you growing out your hair or taking up golf or moving to Bali? TELL ME.