The book will go to the editor in late April, so if you're looking for a timeline, all I can tell you is late spring/early summer. Even when traditional publishers nail down a date, it can get moved, and fans always get disappointed. That occurred with Impulse. I would very much like a date because those countdown clocks are fun. If it does happen, it'll be closer to the release date - not this early on.
I've received several thoughtful gifts from readers, ranging from a Christmas ornaments, bracelet, homemade card, postcard designs, mugs, T-shirts, fan art, sketches, and for the most part, I try to share all of these fun things on my Facebook page with others. Not to get more stuff (god knows I don't ask for anything), but I love to share the generosity and the creativity that some of my readers have. Including fan mail (which I have up on my blog, even though it's a little out of date). I even think it's great when someone stumbles on a picture and says "This made me think of Simon."
I told you guys I'd have fun stuff all inbetween the book releases. Blog tours, paperbacks, giveaways - so be sure to follow me on Facebook as this is where all the action happens.
I'm hoping each book release is exciting, especially knowing that it's coming to a close. (sniff). I plan to write a fifth book as books 1-4 were written three years ago, but there was a need to wrap things up a fifth. There is a potential for a post-Mageri novella, because there's something I want to touch on that may not flow well with book five. I know readers love the characters and many want to see more on each one, but I hope you understand that this is one series that I do not want to drag out more than 5 novels. I think keeping it shorter makes it more special, and because it is a continually evolving story and not just a series of 'misadventures' in each book, it all comes full circle in book five. Anything beyond that would just be milking a storyline. Although I haven't written book five yet, I'm fairly confident it's all going to fit. I had to carve up a few details out of book four to shift over.
I had to put BOOK WHITE's sequel aside. I'm struggling with the story. An author should never struggle to write a story or piece it together; it should just flow. So I need to set it aside and let it marinate. This was just an unexpected 'on the side' project. There's a different series I have written and lined up after Mageri (written 3 years ago) which I'd have to draft out. Therefore, I'm putting a lot of thought into how much time I want to put into Series White. I think the big question will be answered with the betas, and that's whether or not this book demands a sequel, or if readers will be satisfied enough with the original story. I don't know how well-received it will be, but I have to confess I'm in love with it.
Every time I read over it during an edit, I just adore the characters even more. If you ever hear me say that I'm sick of reading one of my books, then it's probably a book that you wouldn't want to read. That's just not the case.
Happy Valentines Day
Even though I'm not a fan of commercial holidays
Much <3 and appreciation to those who support my books!
<---- this heart makes me a little sad.