October 31, and that means:

You’re thinking Halloween. I’m thinking that today is the official publication date for Queen of Swords. Which is a relief, and also scary. A kid out there in the world, and there’s nothing you can do to ease that passage. What if nobody wants to play with her? What if she stands forgotten in a corner?

What if the other kids gang up on her and make fun?

But no. We’ll think positive. She’s a good kid. She’ll have more friends every day. Will she be popular enough to make that Dean’s list? The one everybody is always looking at?

That’s out of my hands.

Now for the big question: when will the next book be done? Answer: I plan to start writing next week.

edited to add this interesting bit of news: Queen of Swords has already gone back for a second printing. On the release day. This is very good.

15 Replies to “October 31, and that means:”

  1. I’m so upset. I had planned to pre-order form Amazon but didn’t. And now, QOS is nowhere to be found in Ottawa. Please someone help! I was so looking forward to start it! :(

  2. I’m dancing! I got it!! I stopped by B&N on the way home today and, while it wasn’t on the ‘new releases’ table, or the ‘recent arrivals’ table, I did find the one copy they put out on the fiction & lit shelves. It’s gorgeous – I’m already in love. Still a few days away from cracking the cover since I started the series over about a month ago and am still in Lake in the Clouds – must read faster!

  3. I want to play with her, I want…. ;-)

    I preordered it at amazon, but just this time I did not get it today *argh*
    Now I hope for tomorrow!

  4. We will all love her. And I’ll read her many times I’m sure before the next book comes out.

    I preordered also, but no luck today. Maybe tomorrow.

  5. OMG!!! LOVE this book…I have been waiting for it to arrive ever since the release date was announced and I can’t put it down!!! Its as good if not better than the last 4!!! I love this series and the ability to become lost in the characters, thanks so much for this series and keep em coming! This series of books has been passed through my family and cirle of friends and they love it as well.

  6. Congrats on the 2nd printing, again not surprised, you’re an excellent author. I’m waiting for my copy it was a belated bday present from my brother, so I asked him to check his mail (community mailboxes)and he’s sure it couldn’t possibly have arrived today. Should he have it, I’m going over there tonight!!! Looking forward to it!!

  7. Congrats on the news of the second printing already – that is fabulous news!!!! I’m sure they’ll sell like hot cakes!!!!

  8. I pre-ordered from Amazon.com and am SO disappointed to find out that it won’t arrive until sometime next week! I complained but that only got me free shipping, not a book sooner…next time I’ll just head to my local B&N or Books a Million.

  9. Congratulations on the second printing.

    I’ve opted to order from Village Books in order to get a copy that you’ve signed! This will be my first signed book. I’m pretty psyched about it, since you are my favorite author.

  10. I can only imagine how many more printings would have come out of this had they displayed the book properly. Because of course more people would have seen it and then bought it.

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