Today is a strange day for me.
Today is the day THE IMMORTAL CIRCUS: FINAL ACT airs its final episode. Sure, there’s still some time until the paperback comes out (5/27/14) and all my international friends are awaiting the book to air in their neck of the woods (2/18, I hope!), but the series is…finished.
And so, I wanted to take a moment to thank you. It always sounds a little cliche for authors to talk about being humbled by their readers and the response their books draw, but it’s honestly the best word I have. I am humbled. I am grateful. A few years ago all I could think about was getting published–it was my biggest dream, the goal that kept me going through more shit than I care to recount. And now, here I am, thanking the thousands of readers around the globe who’ve read, loved, and shared THE IMMORTAL CIRCUS. You guys have bombarded me on Twitter and the Kindle Forums and email, sending questions and love and a few exclamations of HOW COULD YOU!? The experience has been surreal.
Admitting I’m a real-life author is still impossible.
I just kind of write things. And oddly enough, lightning struck and stars aligned and those things got published, and people read them, and more than a few fell in love with a world that spent most of its life in my head. But I guess that just goes along with the territory of being an author–we’re the weirdos who spend most of our lives in our heads, and it’s strange to admit that other people are living in there with us now, too, and making all those made-up worlds into their own.
Sad as I am to say goodbye (for now….) to the cast and crew of the Cirque des Immortels, I’m ecstatic to say that other shows will go on.
I have dozens of irons in dozens of fires, and I can only tell you about a few of them.
The main one is MARTYR, which debuts from Spencer Hill Press in October this year. It’s a dark, post-apocalyptic YA with monster hunters, magic, and kickass gay protagonists. Very soon we’ll be debuting the cover and the full description, but for now, I leave you with these profile cards (by Beatrice Schares). Yes, they’re real, and collectible, and if you see me at a convention, I’ll probably throw some at you. Amicably, of course.
Thank you, again, for your support. I couldn’t have done any of this without you.
Now, let’s go on another adventure, shall we?