House War: House Name: This has been finished; the cover was posted downstream. The last of the three books that follow Jewel’s past. It’s scheduled for January of 2011, and it can be preordered from: Indiebound | Amazon | Powell’s | Borders | B & N
Cast in Ruin: This book begins a few days after Cast in Chaos ends. Kaylin is called in for the etiquette lessons she’s managed to avoid until now — and is also called in to help with an unusual investigation in the fief of Tiamaris, where the relocation of thousands of strangers is not perhaps going entirely smoothly. Cast in Ruin has been revised and sent to my editor. It will come back with a revision letter, and if it evades that, will come back with line edits, copy-edits, and page proofs. Hopefully it will come with a cover, as well, and when it does, I’ll share.
House War: Skirmish: I’m about 110k words into Skirmish and I desperately want people to read it, or at least the parts of it that were a revelation to me. It isn’t finished yet, but it starts the day after Jewel’s return to the House in the ‘present’ time-line.
Silence of the Grave: A YA novel I wrote a while ago on spec. I meant to return to it and revise the beginning, but ended up writing all of Cast in Chaos and “Cast in Moonlight” first. I’m currently (finally) revising the first third of it, and will hopefully be finished in a week, at which point I will start:
Cast in Danger: So far, only background work has been done on this book, and the title is very tentative. I know how it starts, and I know that it involves the Shadow Wolves and the Barrani. I don’t want to say much more because I haven’t actually written any of the book words yet – just the foundation notes and information.
Thanks for the update! And I suspect that we are every bit as anxious to read what you have written as you are to have us read it…
And does this mean that the members of House Terafin are taking the story in ways you didn’t anticipate? Have you, as author, proved to be not quite the seer Jewel is ?
Carol (putting in a good word for Devon ATerafin while we’re at it)