Some of your favorite authors take some time to answer our questions:
Got any news to share?
Stephen Deas: The Black Mausoleum came out in August and The King’s Assassin will hit the shelves in a couple of days.
Bradley Beaulieu: I’m headed to the World Fantasy Convention in Toronto, Canada at the end of this month. I’ll be doing a reading there, and there’s also the mass autograph signing, so if anyone happens to be there, please stop by and say hello. I’d love to see you.
Laura Bickle: My first YA novel, The Hallowed Ones, was released last month. I’m very excited! Katie is on the verge of her Rumspringa, the time in Amish life when teenagers can get a taste of the outside world. But the outside world comes to her when a helicopter falls out of the sky near her house. Katie must confront not only a massive disaster unfolding in the world outside her community, but also the threat of darkness in her own increasingly fragile society. I’ll be appearing at two Ohio book festivals soon: Books by the Banks on 10/20 and the Buckeye Book Fair on 11/3. I’ll be online at CoyoteCon on 10/27.
What are you working on these days?
Jenn Bennett: I recently finished Leashing the Tempest, a followup novella to Summoning the Night, the second book in my ARCADIA BELL urban fantasy series for Pocket Books. The novella comes out this December, and is both a good introduction to Arcadia’s world (for those who haven’t yet taken the plunge) and a nice treat for fans of the series who are waiting for the next full-length release in June 2013 (Binding the Shadows).
L.E. Modesitt, Jr.: I’ve just started another RECLUCE novel.
Alma Alexander: Working hard to finish the fifth and final book in the WORLDWEAVERS series — with the first three books in the trilogy about to be reissued with brand new covers and everything, imminently.
Read any good books lately?
Ken Scholes: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain. Really good stuff.
Jacqueline Carey: It’s not a fantasy, but Elizabeth Wein’s Code Name Verity is an outstanding — and heartbreaking — work of historical fiction. I recommend it highly. Have tissues close at hand!