Kitty Saves the World & an announcement
January 12, 2015
This is the next Kitty book! It’s also the last one in the series.
I’ve mentioned it here and there, usually only at signings when the topic comes up. A few times I’ve said flat out: When you see Kitty Saves the World, you’ll know it’s the last book. I’ve been planning this for a long time. And now it’s here, and it feels like the right decision. It’s been exciting and satisfying to work on this. Like graduating. It’s time.
One of the things that’s happened over the course of writing the series is I would always have too many ideas for each book, and the extra ideas would go into one of the next books. Right now? I don’t have an idea for what comes next. Oh, don’t get me wrong, I’ve got lots and lots of ideas: I want to write about Rick as a Vatican-sponsored warrior against evil, I want to write about him in the Old West, I have at least a couple more novels about Cormac I want to write, and I want to write stories tying the world of “The Beaux Wilde” into the history of the series, and then there’s the witches in Manitou Springs to write about…
But Kitty’s story? The arc I’ve been working on for the last ten years? It has an end. I think it’s a really slam-bang ending that you’ll all love. At least I hope you will.
I feel incredibly, massively lucky I’ve been able to write this series and Kitty’s story the way I wanted, and that I’m wrapping it up exactly when I want to. A lot of authors don’t get that chance, especially with a long series like this and the unpredictability of publishing. Finishing the series is my decision, and I really needed to do it while I still had a chance to do so on my own terms. And thank you to my readers who’ve come all this way with me. You made it happen, so thanks.
I won’t say there’ll never be another novel about Kitty — never say never and all that. I actually have another story to tell about her, but it’s something like 20 years after the events of this book and it really needs time to cook before I even dig into it, if it even goes anywhere. But for now, it’s time for a break. At least from the series. Don’t worry, I have plenty of other stories and books to write. I’m getting started on them RIGHT NOW!
Kitty Saves the World is due out August 4, 2015. I really hope it knocks your socks off. Thanks for reading.
NOTE: I’m on the road right now — I’ll be at the Jean Cocteau Cinema in Santa Fe tonight. Stop by if you can! But what that means is I may not be around to answer questions right away. I’ll get to them when I get home in a day or two. THANK YOU!