Let’s just pretend that I haven’t ignored my blog for the last four months and carry on, shall we?
I have an announcement!
And, OK, it actually does have something to do with my long absence from the blogging airwaves (which we just agreed not to discuss).
Long story short, my publisher went out of business suddenly in January—on the very day I handed in the sequel to my debut, TABULA RASA, as a matter of fact.
Many of my author-friends are already aware of this drama. They have been a source of support and encouragement these past few months, offering me helpful suggestions like, “Have you tried that new Ben & Jerry’s flavor, I think it’s called Beard Chunks or something like that?”
They also collectively and metaphorically held my hand while I stared off into the middle distance and said things like, “I am not legit, and I wish to quit.”
Yeah, it was a huge, depressing drag.
My book lost its home, and my remarkably lovely editor lost her job on that dark, dark January day.
And if the story ended there, this post wouldn’t make for very good reading, but I’m happy to say that in late-February, TABULA RASA did find a new publisher in Lerner Publishing Group.
And I’m happier still to announce that INCOGNITA, the sequel to TABULA RASA, as well as A THIRD BOOK will be coming out from Carolrhoda Lab in 2016 and 2017, respectively.
Yes, I will be trilogying, and this is a good thing because, you guys, I need to put my diabolical powers to good and legal use.
More info when I have it and once again, I promise not to disappear for months at a time.*
*should be taken with a large grain of salt/proclamation void if I’m on the lam or whatever.