While in New York with Mitali last week, I was talking about the secret stories I wrote in 2009. In the lead-up to the release of the final Secret Society Girl novel, Tap & Gown, I wrote a bunch of short stories told from the perspective of the other characters in the series. They were released first as password-protected goodies for subscribers to my newsletter, and then later for everyone on the website.
I did it for fun, and to celebrate the conclusion of my first series, but it definitely re-awoke in me a love for the short story format. I loved it so much, I went out and sold a few new short stories, which will be out this year. And the fan response was great. I know a lot of folks read them and discussed them. One fan even translated one into Portuguese for my Brazilian readers.
But now I’m wondering. Did you?