I’ve been getting a lot of email this week asking me what I’m doing next (and usually suggesting a fifth SSG book, which, no). I’ll admit, it’s a little curious, given that they have to come to the site to send me said email, and the home page of my website says exactly what my current and upcoming projects are. I’m not particularly secretive about it. Should I give a pass to the people who have asked through Facebook? Surely even Facebook cultists have heard of Google, right?
Anyway, for those who may have missed it, other than TAP & GOWN, my upcoming North American release schedule includes:
Released by BenBella Books, June 2, 2009
In Extras, the last book in Scott Westerfeld’s Uglies series, Aya tells us that when Tally Youngblood made the mind-rain fall, it cured all the pretties and changed the world forever. But Tally and her friends did more than change their world; they changed ours too.
Mind-Rain continues what Tally started, with startling, funny and insightful essays on the world, characters and ideas of the Uglies series, plus the short story that inspired Westerfeld to write the books in the first place.
Think you know everything about Tally’s world? After Mind-Rain, you’ll never look at the Uglies series the same way again.
Released by Harper Teen, August 26, 2009
Forget everything you ever knew about unicorns…
The sparkly, innocent creatures of lore are a myth. Real unicorns are venomous, man-eating monsters with huge fangs and razor-sharp horns. And they can only be killed by virgin descendants of Alexander the Great.
Fortunately, unicorns have been extinct for a hundred and fifty years.
That bring us to the end of the summer. Then there’s a bit of a dry spell until fall of 2010, which marks the release of two more of my contracted-but-far-from-released projects:
- Untitled Killer Unicorn Book 2 (I have a working title, but there’s no telling whether it will stick)
- Untitled Short Story (well, I have a title, but I haven’t gotten the final word about its acceptance) in an anthology I don’t think I’m allowed to announce, but it’s probably not hard for y’all to guess, and which promises to rock all of our worlds.
And then, my dear friends, we come to the end…of my list of contracted books. It’s a magical time in every writer’s life where she gets to throw a ton of projects at the wall like so many wet spaghetti noodles, and see what sticks. I am currently boiling four spaghetti noodles in preparation for my little game of wall baseball.
- One is not a YA project, and is unlike anything I have written before.
- One is a YA project, and is unlike anything I have written before.
- One might be a YA project, and is unlike anything I have written before.
- One shares only one abovementioned characteristics with any of the others.
But in between then and now, I have a ton of work to do on those other two contracted projects I mentioned, as well as a bunch of work to do on some cool promotional things for the upcoming release of Rampant. Somehow I hadn’t really realized this was going to be such a huge transitional year for me.
(Inspired by Holly Black.)