I’ll admit it, I was totally bummed when Berkley decided to drop my demon hunting soccer mom series after book 5 despite decent sales and the fact that I know folks (me included!) want to keep following Kate’s adventures. (Thanks so much to everyone who sends me email about Kate and company!). That was the bad news. The good news is that the rise of indie publishing means that Kate’s stories don’t have to be stuck in my head and, yes, Kate is back in action!
If you’re not already familiar with the series, I hope you check it out, starting with CARPE DEMON (which, cross fingers, will be a movie soon! Andre Ovredal, whose Troll Hunter has been getting all sorts of buzz, is set to direct and is working on the script with producer Chris Columbus — you can read more about that by following the link in the sidebar to the right). I could give you a back cover copy blurb, but I think Charlaine Harris (the New York Times bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse novels now airing as True Blood on HBO) summed it up beautifully: “This book, as crammed with events as any suburban mom’s calendar, shows you what would happen if Buffy got married and kept her past a secret. It’s a hoot.”
I’m currently working on Book 6 in the series, PAX DEMONICA, which picks up not long after DEMON EX MACHINA ended. Kate and family are off to Rome, and I’m having way too much fun with this book and this setting.
I’ve also already started thinking about Book 7 (title ideas anyone?) so I’m hoping that this dive into the deep-end of the epub world works out, because Kate’s like a best friend to me now, and I don’t want to abandon her stories!
So, when is PAX DEMONICA coming out? I don’t have a firm release date, as I’m still navigating the epub and Print-On-Demand waters, but I’m shooting for late Spring, hopefully the last week of April.
Before that, though, I should have some other Kate nuggets up, including a short story, THE DEMON YOU KNOW, and a digital release of CALIFORNIA DEMON with some bonus content added at the end.
I’m also working on THE TROUBLE WITH DEMONS, which will be an anthology of short stories featuring Kate, Allie, Eddie and others!
The covers were done by Hot Damn Designs, and I think they rock.
I’m super excited about this venture…hope you are, too! And since TROUBLE isn’t finished, if you have characters you’d love to see in a story, hey, shout it out! For that matter, shout out titles (if I use it, you’ll get a the book free!). For that matter, feel free to comment about anything at all! I love to hear from you!