Well, The Red Winter has officially been put to bed — the art is complete and the story has been edited. It’s going to be a large book — the biggest in the series by a considerable margin — and I’m very pleased with it. Despite its size, there’s no bloat — it’s a tense, exciting read that will take tou all over the world and allow you to experience some chapters from the perspective of characters (David, Prusias, Cooper, and Scathach) While it’s bittersweet saying goodbye to Max & Company, I’m also excited for a new challenge. I’ve been living, breathing, and sleeping Tapestry for 10+ years and it will be nice to shift gears.
I’m already hard at work on a new idea that I’ve been kicking around for some time. It will also be a series but structured differently than The Tapestry, as it will not be necessary to read the books in sequence. Each book will be a self-contained adventure in a world that exists a few thousand years from now. I can’t overstate how excited I am about it — I really think it will be a fun and imaginative experience for readers.
At the moment, the plan is to write a few chapters and an overview of the world/storylines and pitch it to publishers in the next month or so. With any luck, there will be interest and I’ll have some good news to share later this summer. As a little teaser, here’s a royal seal that will be particularly relevant to the story and world. (Hint: it may have something to do with Mina….)