December 28, 2014
Three New Books in the New Year
Whew! What a year!
It’s been all work and no play, but I’m SO excited to tell you that I have three books coming out in 2015!
ROGUE WAVE, the second book in the Waterfire Saga, launches on January 6. In DEEP BLUE, worlds blew apart. ROGUE WAVE follows our mermaids as they figure out how to pick up the broken pieces – of their realms and their lives – and fit them together. It’s not easy. Or pretty. To triumph in their changed world, the mermaids need to change, too. As they hunt for their talismans, they find reserves of courage and cunning they didn’t know they had. They face down danger and death, only to endure a game-changing betrayal. And one comes face-to-face with a seriously bad dude – but will she live to tell the others?!
That gets answered in DARK TIDE! I just finished the first draft a few days ago. I’m polishing it a bit, and then it goes to my editor. First drafts are such weird things. You feel great because the dragon has been slain – but then your editor gets hold of the manuscript and tells you, “Um, actually it’s not dead yet. In fact, it’s still burning down the village.” You get an editorial letter – aka a bucket of cold water over your head – which tells you everything that’s wrong. After you get done stamping your feet and throwing things, you get busy again. And again. And again. And bit by bit, as you cut and polish, the book gets better. Tighter. Harder. Brighter. I’ve gotten to know Astrid better in DARK TIDE, and Ling, too. It’ll be out in the Fall of ’15. I’ve had a sneak peek at the cover – and I can tell you, it’s gorgeous! Maybe the best one yet!
Also coming in Fall ’15 is THESE SHALLOW GRAVES. It’s a return to familiar ground for me in that it’s historical fiction, but it’s new, too – because it’s my first full-on mystery. Set in gilded age New York, it follows the story of an American Aristocrat, Josephine Montfort. Jo lives a life of old-money ease. Not much is expected of her other than to look good and marry well. But when her father dies by an accidental gunshot, the gilding on Jo’s world starts to tarnish. With the help of a handsome and brash reporter, and a young medical student who moonlights in the city morgue, Jo uncovers the truth behind her father’s death and learns that if you’re going to bury the past, you’d better bury it deep. I love, love, love the cover for TSG and can’t wait to share it with you!