I have made no secret of my love for Lauren Willig–she’s a doll. No, seriously. She’s petite and cute and you could probably pop her in your pocket and carry her around. She’s also graciously invited me to be interviewed on her blog and we’re giving away a book! Yep, if you’ve tried all the other giveaways to win a signed copy of A SPEAR OF SUMMER GRASS and haven’t won, you have another chance. (BTW, I noticed the post shows SPEAR being published on May 30–the date is actually APRIL 30. As in NEXT WEEK, chickens!)
Now, before you pop over there to read the Q&A, I need to clarify one of the responses. Lauren asked if Delilah Drummond, the heroine of A SPEAR OF SUMMER GRASS, will be making an appearance in CITY OF JASMINE, my 2014 release. I said no, but while Delilah and Ryder aren’t actually in COJ, the novels are connected and the main characters are friends of theirs.
Also, been getting some queries about the Julia Grey series–here’s the skinny: right now the novels are on hold indefinitely. We are pubbing a digital novella each fall that will reveal things you didn’t know AND carry Nicholas and Julia’s story forward, so lots of good stuff still to come! There is a tentative hope that when the last novella is pubbed in autumn of 2015, a print collection of the four novellas will appear. What that means is that lots of us–me, my agent, my publisher–all like this idea and want it to happen. But that’s a loooong way down the road and who knows what will happen between now and then. Lots of factors will come into play, and when I know something definite, I’ll holler.