Woot! Happy dances and much joy abound.
The week before WorldCon, I got the news that my delightful editor, Liz Gorinsky, wanted to buy two more novels from me. Yay! This made me very happy. And then, there was this thing that weekend, and someone gave me a rocketship, and then my wonderful agent called the next week and said that Tor wanted three novels and I’m sure that’s a total coincidence. TOTAL COINCIDENCE.
So what are they?
First up is book five of the Glamourist Histories. It’s called Of Noble Family and follows Jane and Vincent to the West Indies, with all that this entails. It’s also the last book of this cycle. Why? Because life sucks as the main character in a novel. People are always trying to kill you and terrible things happen all the time. I feel like there’s only so far that you can push a character before they should be walking bundles of PTSD that would never leave the house ever again. So — book five is the last one.
That doesn’t mean there will never be any other Glamourist Histories books, because I do like the world. I have plans to write another cycle of books set in the universe, at some point.
Meanwhile — we have two totally unrelated historical fantasies. One is called Stagecraft and is set in the early 1900s in Nashville TN, with a dust-based magic system and vaudeville. The other is called Ghost Talkers, and is set during WWI in a version of Britain in which the spiritualist movement works exactly as advertised. But that is all I am telling you about either since they won’t come out until 2015 or 2016 and teasing you with more details seems cruel.
And we just sold three novels, so I don’t want to be cruel. Huzzah! Rockets! Fireworks! General merriment for all!