When is the second IRON AND MAGIC coming out?
Not yet. We haven’t started the draft, so I would say Fall 2019 seems like the first possible slot.
When is Maud’s book coming out?
Not yet. We haven’t started the revisions. I would say possibly tail end of Spring 2019.
SAPPHIRE FLAMES. That’s what we are doing and nothing else will be done until that’s written.
Would you ever write a steampunk novel?
No. A while ago steampunk was making a splash and we considered it, but we both noticed an interesting fact: people love to dress up in steampunk outfits, but they love reading steampunk books considerably less. It’s a very visual subgenre. It does great in graphic novel form. It’s a favorite cosplay at conventions. Book don’t sell as much, however.
And now for something different.
This link comes to us courtesy of Siobhan. In publishing there is such a thing as an elevator pitch, a one or two sentence description of the story that’s meant to be catchy. For example for KD it would be “In a post-apocalyptic world where magic returns in unpredictable waves, a mercenary with a magic sword who hid in plain sight for years must risk everything to solve the murder of her guardian.”
Nobody likes these, because it’s hard to do them, but Electric Lit offers you a chance to make your own elevator pitch, tongue firmly in cheek.
Click the link and post your pitch in the comment for us to giggle.
Ilona: A dream-like noir about a quixotic child’s adventure to re-awaken his eating disorder.
Gordon: A razor-sharp auto-biographical novel about a dissatisfied mother’s endeavor to transcend her fear of spiders.
We’ll get right on those.