1. Reception for The Scribe has been phenomenal. I’m incredibly grateful for all of you who have bought the book, recommended it, shared it with friends, etc. To answer the most common questions I’m getting:
- YES, I’m working on the second book right now! I’m about a third of the way in. Maybe a little more. But I’m not going to give an exact release date for it. Spring of next year is about as specific as I can get right now.
- NO, I haven’t abandoned either the Elemental series OR the Cambio series. I have stories brewing for both, but when all you can think about is one book, it’s pretty useless to try writing a different one. Therefor, I’m working on THE SINGER: Irin Chronicles Book Two at the moment.
- NO, there’s no audiobook for The Scribe yet, but I’m definitely looking into doing one. I might try producing this one on my own. We’ll see. (No, that doesn’t mean I’d be narrating.)
- YES, there’s a giveaway for a signed paperback over on Goodreads, but NO, it doesn’t cover all countries. I will, however, be doing a giveaway here on the blog next week that will be open to everyone.
- YES, the book really did have to end there.
2. Trip to Houston!
I’ll be at the Black Lab this coming Saturday to meet you guys. I’m also doing a reading/signing at The Honors College at University of Houston on Thursday evening. (But I’m not sure if that one is invite only. I’ll find out and let you all know.) Very, very excited to be back at my alma mater and meeting with old friends and new readers. Can’t wait! I should probably pack a suitcase or something, right?
UPDATE: The very helpful Lucy Bonner with The Honors College left this response in the comments:
“Hi Elizabeth and fans,
The event here at the Honors College is open to all! We would like to have anyone interested come join us.
7:30- 9:00 pm
The Honors College Commons
212 MD Anderson Library
Houston, Texas 77204
If anyone has questions, please contact 713-743-9010. We hope to see you all there!”
3. Audiobooks with SmallBoy.
In addition to my own audiobooks of the Elemental Mysteries series (which you can buy here from Audible!) I’ve been listening to a bunch of audiobooks with SmallBoy in the car. Being as he’s an 8yo ninja, reading is not always his most favorite thing to do, but he loooooves the audiobooks. His favorites so far have been How To Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell, narrated by David Tennant. (Doctor? Doctor!) I bought the audiobook from Audible, but for some reason, it’s no longer for sale anywhere except on CD. Which bums me out majorly, because SmallBoy wanted to listen to the rest! And the other one he absolutely loved with Odd and the Frost Giants, written and narrated by Neil Gaiman. Fantastic book!
Also, just putting this out there for bloggers out there who review audio. If you would like review copies of any of my audiobooks, please do let me know! I’d love to get some to you. Email me at ElizabethHunterWrites@gmail.com if you’re interested.
That’s what’s happening with me this week. What are you all up to?