Someone has to ask: so when is the impending hamster flu apocalypse?
I can’t pinpoint the time and date to the minute, but can say with some assurance: It will commence shortly after all their little wheels fall quiet. And you should fear the silence.
Are there plans for a new Jo Beckett or Evan Delaney book, separate or combined?
This is both the easiest and the toughest question I get asked. The short answer: Yes.
The longer answer: I have the next Evan Delaney and Jo Beckett books marinating in my imagination. The question is: when will there be a place for them in my publishing schedule? I now have to give one of my annual reminders that this blog is called lying for a living, because writers gotta eat. And my publishers in the US and UK are going to be publishing two more stand alone novels from me this year and next. That gets a big woo-hoo from me, because: food on the table! And I’m tremendously excited about writing these books. But it means that Evan and Jo will be staying in the bullpen a while longer.
That doesn’t mean they’re just sitting there doing nothing. An Evan short story should be published soon. And there’s other stuff going on in the background, which I hope I’ll be able to announce before long.
I hope that is vague enough to satisfy you.