where oh where is book six?

You may have noticed that I had some trouble with the sidebar and had to delete it and start over. Some things got lost along the way.

The one I noticed immediately was the link to the “where oh where” post which explained the book six delay. I noticed it because I’m averaging three emails a day asking that question. The logical thing would just be to put that link back in the sidebar, but now I can’t find that post — or, I could, if I wanted to take an hour of writing time, which I don’t — so here’s a quick summary.

I am writing as fast as I can. Really. I would have liked to have finished this last novel in the series a year ago, but life threw us a lot of fast balls over the last two years, and I lost a lot of writing time. I won’t bore you with the details, but they have to do with things like major surgery, lost jobs, and children in peril.

Just a few days ago I promised my editor that I’d have the manuscript to her by the end of November, and I will do everything in my power to make that come true. Bantam has got this (still untitled) book six on the docket for publication in November or December 2009.

While I’m here, please note that there’s now a wall feature in the sidebar, where you can leave a note if you like.

Thanks to all of you for your understanding and patience. I hope you’ll find the story worth the wait.