Since we linked that podcast, here are some answers to your Innkeeper questions.
Will there be more Maud centric novels?
Will Maud’s ex-in laws get their comeuppance?
When could we possibly learn how Maud and Klaus meeting up at the end of “Sweep of the Blade” went?
That’s a more complicated question. We know what it attaches to, but I have zero pull to write it. I don’t want to do it. I don’t know why. Although I must say, the podcast went a long way to moving this short project toward the starting line. Writers write for self-fulfillment, money, and recognition, but most of all we write for pets on the head.
Please can we have a Klaus story?
No. Klaus is a mystery.
Why didn’t George tell Dina that he knew Klaus?
Why does George do anything? No doubt there was a deep and compelling reason why he kept it to himself.
Do we get to see any more of Jack and George and Gaston in any other Innkeeper stories, OR do they get their own Arbiters series along with Klaus?
Any chance of the George and Lark story? Or even further adventures of George and gang?
Honestly, I don’t think there is a market for an Arbiter series. They might pop up in the Innkeeper storyline.
Will we ever find out what happened to Dina, Maud and Klaus’s parents and their Inn?
Yes. In the final book of the series. We are building up to that.
Will we ever find out who the biological father of Maud and Klaus is?
This dude isn’t that important. He and Helen split up. He has a new family. He isn’t interested in his children and they wrote him off.
How did Gerard get out of the magical trap in the house? Is the house an Innkeeper house?
::side-eye:: Do I look like Gordon to you? There will be no spoilers.
I’d like more background information on the Inns, their origins and development.
See the answer above. 🙂 Nice try though. ::sips her tea::
I want to know about the picture Dina has hanging in the entrance in Gertrude Hunt. Suppose aliens visit who do not see light the same way we do, will they be able to recognize Dina’s parents? Can Gertrude Hunt render the picture for the aliens to see?
Are you asking if species who rely on thermal vision, for example, would be able to recognize images on the photograph? They wouldn’t.
Will there be more of Dina, Sean and their Inn?
At least one more book. We have to finish the series.
Will Dina and Sean have kids?
In the Innkeeper series, only “aliens” or beings with magic are accepted as guest. Dina’s dad was a guest who helped the innkeeper and got stuck in the inn without dying. So this means he is not an “earthling” and Dina is part human and part something else. Could she be part drifan?
That’s incorrect. Those who know of the inns and are allowed to keep that knowledge are usually welcome at the inns. For example, Officer Marais will never have to worry about lodging if he is in a city with an inn.
Will we see Maud and Arland’s wedding?
There are two projects waiting for an innkeeper: the Helen and Gerard origin story and the Maud and Arland’s wedding. Both have to happen before the final book.
I wonder if Helen picked a pet?
You will have to wait and see.
In “Sweep of the Blade”, as Maude returns from the Bridal procession to the tree, she meets Helen and Arland, both with twigs in hair, smears, etc. What happened? Fell from the Zipline?
Some mysteries are better left unexplored. Knowing them, they probably saw something that required a closer inspection and crawled through bushes to get there, and then possibly ended up in mortal danger.
However did Caldenia manage to arrange for a lifetime membership in a “new” unknown Inn while avoiding whatever happened to put her in that situation? I would love to read about the coup and the bounty and how she escaped to come to Texas.
She didn’t. She applied to the Innkeeper Assembly and Dina was the only one who volunteered to take her. No on the Galactic Tyrant space opera, though. Too bloody. 🙂
Whatever happened to the lady in Costco who helped Dina? Will we see her again in a future book?
That is a definite yes.
Dear Mod R, I have finished the whole Innkeeper section.
On a serious note, right now we are writing Ruby Fever and editing the “novella.” You wouldn’t think a novella edit would take so long, but it is taking forever. That’s because the “novella” is 45,000 words long. I would be a lot more confident in it if it was self-published, but it’s not, so there is pressure to make it as shiny as we can for the right audience, and the edits are taxing.
I now see the wisdom of writing stand-alone novels, because there is a list of sequels we need to knock out to wrap things up. I don’t want to work on any of it. Right now I want to set the office on fire. This is probably because I’ve been concentrating super hard on these edits and my subconscious is kicking and screaming to be free. This is relatively normal. Improvement generally happens under duress.
We’ll see what happens in another week. 🙂