Some of my favorite authors update their blogs several times a week. I don’t know how they do it. I mean, I know I have to update more frequently, and I aways mean to, but some days it’s all I can do to put on sweatpants, you know? Anyhoo, here’s some quick news bits:
1) I went to Los Angeles and met some of the nice people who are trying to make Sweep into a movie. I of course felt like a country bumpkin, but they were all very nice. They are working toward making Sweep into a movie, but if you thought publishing was slow, the film industry is even slower, and nothing is certain until all of a sudden it’s certain. Right now, it’s still an if. However, I loved LA! My husband went with me and we stayed at a little hotel in Beverly Hills, and we had a great time. I also had lunch with one of my favorite writers, Jane Espenson, who writes for TV. She wrote episodes of Buffy, Battlestar Galactica, the Gilmore Girls, several others, and is currently working on the Torchwood TV show. We had a lovely lunch, and I was a fangirl. We talked about how different it is to write books versus writing for TV. And though I had a great week in LA, I came away convinced that I never want to work in the film or Tv industries.
I saw one celebrity, Nigel Lythgoe from So You Think You Can Dance. It was very exciting.
2) The second book of Immortal Beloved, Darkness Falls, is finally all finished and put to bed. The cover is going to be terrific. I’m going to post an excerpt here soon.
3) Immortal Beloved came out in the UK and in France in January, and seems to be doing well in both places.
4) Speaking of France, the French publisher has very kindly asked me to come to France in September to do some publicity in Paris, and also possibly in Lille, Lyons, Rouen, Bordeaux, and Strasbourg. I’ve never been to those non-Paris cities, so I’m very excited. I know I will have to talk to strangers, but I’m trying not to think about that part.
5) People keep pointing out that nowhere on this site does there appear a list of all the Sweep (Wicca) books in order. Kind of an oversight that will be corrected soon. In the meantime, here’s a list:
Sweep #1: Book of Shadows#2 The Coven#3: Blood Witch#4: Dark Magick#5: Awakening#6: Spellbound#7: The Calling#8: Changeling#9: Strife#10: Seeker#11: Origins#12: Eclipse#13: Reckoning#14: Full Circle#15: Night’s ChildHope this helps.Okay–off to work–check back for the excerpt of Darkness Falls!Cate.