Wednesday, May 12, 2010

TWO MORE HEIR BOOKS COMING!!!


OK, some of you already know this because I just can’t keep a secret, but the paperwork is finally done, and I can officially announce that I’ve just signed a three-book deal with Hyperion, my publisher, for two more Heir books and a fourth Seven Realms novel.
WOO-HOO!!
Now I know that the next thing somebody’s going to ask is what and when and how and who, and the answer is, I don’t know, exactly. I mean, I have an idea. And a contract. I DID write a proposal. Sort of.
This is the kind of planner I am.  I was working on the third book in the Seven Realms TRILOGY. It was due May 1 and I was, oh, on page 576, and my characters showed no signs of wrapping things up and my publisher showed no interest in publishing an eight-hundred page book.
Hmm, I thought.  This could be a problem.
Fortunately, my publisher was interested in more books from me, and so after some negotiation, we made a deal—for one more Seven Realms novel and the two Heir books.
I do plan to finish the Seven Realms series before I write the Heir books, because the story arc goes over all four books and I’m already catching enough heat from readers about having to wait until September to read The Exiled Queen.
Possible titles for the upcoming Heir books include The Sorcerer Heir and The Enchanter Heir, but that’s not graven in stone (I love that word graven. Kind of like craven, but more durable.)
I am scheduled to write a book a year. So that’s what I’ll be up to for the next few years. And my husband is looking at me, saying, Well, maybe could you make a few notes ? So we don’t have to give the money back if you get hit by a truck or something?
And I’m saying, Honey, you know I’m not that kind of a planner.  

20 comments:

Sherry @ Flipping Pages for All Ages said...

YAY! I had not heard this before, the Heir series is one of my all time favorites! I am very much looking forward to these!!! :D Congrats! :)

Aaron said...

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When I read the top of the post I was like, "I'm going to sleep in front of a Barnes & Noble until the new Heir Books come out!!! I have awesome enough family that I got The Wizard Heir and the Dragon Heir for Christmas and I finished them in about a fortnight. But I'm so excited! Thankyouthankyouthankyou! I need to get the Seven Realms books! Yay! I'm so excited! Again, THANK YOU! xD

Julian said...

THIAT IS AWESOME! I am so happy for more heir series ! And of course it's always good to hear you are going to be writing more for the Seven Realms. You one SUPER amazing author! I love your work and all my friends have been going out to buy their own copy! :D

Julian said...

THIAT IS AWESOME! I am so happy for more heir series ! And of course it's always good to hear you are going to be writing more for the Seven Realms. You one SUPER amazing author! I love your work and all my friends have been going out to buy their own copy! :D

Amy said...

Um I think I just died and went to heaven...

Except I didn't, because then I wouldn't be able to read your books when they come out!

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!! CONGRATS! And I am so excited I can barely keep still wowowowowoowowow YAY :D

Please update us whenever/as soon as you can!

Amy said...

And I'd been wondering what I would do after Grey Wolf Throne comes out next year if you didn't have anything coming out...now my prayers are answered and YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY

Afton said...

Wow!! This is great news. Congratulations and if you should need any readers, or need someone to send an ARC to, I'd be more than happy to oblige.

meleah said...

Congratulations! I can't wait!!

Alexandra said...

I LOVE the heir books and was SO SAD when the Dragon Heir ended. Finish them quick so I can read them!

PaulaKayMac said...

Congrats on your upcoming book and it was great to meet you again at the NESCBWI Conference this weekend.

Arya said...

This is so exciting! I cannot wait for the new Heir books or the new Seven Realms books - YAY!!!

Faith E. Hough said...

Wow, congratulations! I'll be looking forward to your books!

Kiki Hamilton said...

Congratulations on all your book deals!!! Sounds fantastic! Can't wait to dig into both of your series.

Peach said...

I'm not really the sort of person to make a comment but, I have to say I LOVED the Deamon King. It was intoxicating. I did nothing else until I finished the book! I can't wait for the rest. I haven't been this captivated by a book for a long time and I'm a reader. THANK YOU!!!! I look forward to reading everything you publish!

Ky said...

YES! I'm so excited! My mom just finished reading the Heir trilogy and I was like "You HAVE to read the Demon King next!" I about throttled her when she picked up Eclipse instead. *shakes head* I shall be eagerly awaiting ANY news on this front! ^.^ Can't wait!

S. R. Van Ness said...

Very exciting! I may be old compared to most of your readers, but I love your books. I just reviewed THE DEMON KING on my blog, Fiction Mirrors Truth. http://srvanness.blogspot.com

Congrats on the book deal! Looking forward to the movies someday! (I hope!)

Kai said...

two more books?! seriously!?

wow. I'd hoped for more Heir books, but didn't expect any-im soooo excited for them now!!! (i don't think i'll be able to wait!!!)

Well, i guess i'll be drawing up more fan art! XDDDD

Melanie said...

Please finish the Heir series very soon 'cause I'm gonna die from anticipation!!!!!

James Cruse said...

I need the 5th book in the heir series or imma lose it

Rebekah Williams said...

Please tell me that The Sorcerer's Heir wasn't the last book in the series. PLEASE!!!