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FAQ and Happy Holidays

on Monday, 20 December 2010 10:27. Posted in 2010

First of all, Happy Holidays to all who celebrate them at this time of year!  I’m looking forward to a week’s vacation myself!. :)

Now . . .

With so many people asking the same questions, I think I’ll answer them here, so that perhaps some who are wondering won’t have to write in and query me.  Here are the most current answers that I have.

When is Strange Fate coming out?   I am writing Strange Fate right now and it will be out as quickly as I can finish it and Simon & Schuster can publish it.  I can’t give an exact date—I’m very sorry.  The part of it that you see in Brionwy’s Lullaby (stories section) mushroomed until it became a new book in its own right, leaving Sarah without her,  But this may be all to the good, because where these sections once were, now there will be short bits about how the characters in the previous Night World books, like Rashel and Quinn, Poppy, Ash and Mary-Lynnette, Hannah, and others will be fighting the Apocalypse.

When is Midnight. the last book in The Vampire Diaries: The Return, coming out?  March 2011.  (Right around the corner!)

Where is the first part of the novella Cassie & Nick: Deep Waters?   It’s not on the Internet.  It, too, became so long and complex that I am hoping it will be published as a sequel to The Secret Circle.  Also: the plot is not really about Cassie and Nick falling in love.  It’s about Cassie going into the underworld to pull Nick out of a coma. However, Nick misunderstands her intentions and believes that she has parted with Adam to be with him.  Cassie ought to be able to simply explain to him—but Nick is now blind and says she is the only thing he cares about in life.  Meanwhile, Black John has been revived in a new crystal skull and wants revenge on the entire Crowhaven Street gang.

Will there be a sequel to ________?   The sequels I have started right now are to The Secret Circle and The Forbidden Game.  You will see a teaser for The Forbidden Game sequel as I plan on having a Forbidden Game contest quite soon.

When will you finish the story Ash & Mary-Lynnette: Those Who Favor Fire?   If you’ve read this far, you know that I have a good many irons in that fire.  But I do want to finish the story before long.  The paradox is that the more I write about Ash and ML on the Internet, the less I have to put in Strange Fate about them.

Should I  call you Lisa, Lisa Jane, Ljane, L. J., L.J. Smith, Mrs. Smith, Ms. Smith, or Miss Smith?  Lisa, L.J., or Ms. Smith are all fine.

What’s going on with the Secret Circle option by the CW?  I have no idea.  Maybe they’re writing the pilot; maybe they’ve given up.  To misquote from Stephen Sounheim’s play Into The Woods, “Never can tell what lies ahead/ For all that I know it’s probably dead.” You’ll get more info Googling it than from asking me.

Are you feeling anguish over that?  No, I’m too busy trying to write a blog, interviews, emails, and all the books or stories mentioned above.

I’m sure there are more I could think of if I really tried, but I hope these will be helpful. Once again I wish you a happy holiday season and a wonderful new year.