I’ve been waiting a long time to tell folks about this. I decided I’d announce it when I had a cover to show off. And, well, here it is. Meet Voices of Dragons, my first young adult novel, previously discussed as the rock climbing jet fighters alternate history dragon book. Pretty cool, huh? I didn’t think I was going to write a YA book. I tried writing it as an adult book, but it wasn’t working. Then I made the main character a teenager, and the plot fell together due to various reasons I don’t want to go into because they’re spoilers. Ta da, a YA novel. Then Harper wanted to publish it. How cool is that?
To answer the question a little more generally, I have lots of other books I’ve written/am writing. Now that I’ve been writing Kitty books for about 6 years (I wrote Midnight Hour early in 2003), I’m finding that if I can skip around, and write something else after writing a Kitty book, I can go back to the Kitty books with fresh eyes and keep them from getting stale. I think that’s important.
I have a couple of other novels that I wrote after Midnight Hour and Kitty Goes to Washington, while I waited to find out if I was going to be writing more Kitty books. These are a superhero novel and a near-future end of the world with Greek mythology chucked in novel, and I’m hoping they’ll see the light of day at some point. I’m also working on the second YA novel, which has time travel and pirates. I’m cooking a fantasy novel, but I don’t know if anything will come of it. Right now, after the pirate book and the next couple of Kitty books, I have no idea what I’ll be working on. But something will come up. Something always does.
The release date for Voices of Dragons is March 2010.