A few quick things.
1. BLOGGING Remember how I switched from posting on the Elemental Mysteries Facebook page (if you’re a FB person) to the more general Elizabeth Hunter page? I’m going to try to do that with blogging, too. I’m doing a lot more than just the Elemental Mysteries and Elemental World stuff now (and will continue to do more in the future), so this is the most practical thing for me.
I don’t want to get rid of ElementalMysteries.com. I’ll still be posting extra fiction and maybe some serial fiction over there in the future, but if you want to keep track of what’s happening with writing overall, PLEASE subscribe to this blog, not the other. It’s just too crazy to try to continue to cross-post on both. EM.com will continue to remain a fan site for Elemental World fans, featuring things specific to that series like short fiction, extra scenes, and fan art.
2. ON THE ROAD I’ll be leaving on Friday for SFINE in San Francisco, then I’ll be on the road for a while. I’ll still be blogging, Facebooking, and on the Twitter, but not as much. I’ll be traveling to Israel, Istanbul, and other parts of Turkey, so I’ll try to post some pictures so you guys can experience some of that with me. And yes, concerned readers, I am keeping up on the travel alerts for Turkey that deal with the ongoing protests. I know how to be a cautious traveler, and I’m not going by myself. Please don’t worry. Also, go democracy! I believe in the power of peaceful protest.
3. WRITING NEWS All the travel is research for the new book series called the Irin Chronicles. The first book, THE SCRIBE, will hopefully be out this winter. That’s all I can say right now, because I’m only half-way finished with it! But it’s looking good, my first readers are kinda going nuts about it, and this research trip should make the settings really pop. I could, conceivably, have two books in that trilogy written this summer. We’ll have to see how inspired I am.
Also, I am still planning on writing a short story for Ted (Teodora) and Alex in the Cambio Springs series this summer. Then I’ll be writing their book in the fall. Really missing that world, so I’ll be happy to get back.
As far as the Elemental series goes, you can check out some thoughts about that over HERE. And Kimberly at Book Reader Chronicles did a great post-BLOOD AND SAND interview with me HERE. There’s still a lot to write in that series, but I really and truly need a break. Readers are going to have to be patient.
YOU CAN READ THE PROLOGUE FOR THE NEW BOOK HERE! Let me know what you think!
4. AUDIBLE EDITIONS For you audio lovers, you can actually pre-order the first two books in the Elemental Mysteries series on Audible already. My narrator is the very talented Dina Pearlman, and I can’t wait to hear what she does with the books. From what I’ve been told, the entire series (that’s all four Elemental Mysteries, plus Building from Ashes AND Blood and Sand) will be available on July 18th.
I think that’s all for right now. So, to sum up…Subscribe to this blog to get writing updates! Elizabeth is going on the road—yay! I hope to see you in San Francisco! I’ll be careful in Turkey and Israel, Mom. Read the prologue to The Scribe and let me know what you think. Busybusybusy. Aaaaand… preorder from Audible if you’re into the audio thing.
Take care, you guys! I’ll try to do a post after SFINE, so if I see you there, send me your pictures and I’ll try to get them up. Hope to meet lots of you in the city by the Bay.
Thanks for reading,
P.S. I just had to post this incredible Tenzin fan art from Jennifer R. Long! It’s over on the Fan Art page at EM.com, along with a link to her blog. I just loooooove it, and I wanted to share.