Sunday, March 5, 2017

Book 8 Underway!

Work has begun on Book 8 of the Emily Kane Adventures. This one takes up Shinjo's story from Book 3 -- the Yakuza who agrees to help Emily in Seoul -- as well as the story of Haru Okamoto, who may be the last living member of the once powerful Heiji daimyo. The working title for this book is Girl Pays A Debt.

For the Connie Savaransky fans among you, I've also begun sketching a book to follow her adventures, and it looks like the first one will also include Ip Mao Bao, the girl Connie and Danko met in Myanmar in Book 7, Girl Goes To Wudang. If all goes well, both books should be complete by the end of the summer -- take that promise for what it's worth.

I'll keep you updated on the progress, and if you're on my mailing list, I'll probably send out a few sample chapters in a few weeks. And look for a sample cover here soon!


  1. Thanks for the update :)
    Something to look forward to since my job will keep me busy the next months. And enough time to reread the books again.
    Also good job on the last one. I certainly rather read happy ends but I like it you're not keeping it too smooth (people are dying and getting hurt, that's life) and Emily taking a backseat and letting others have her back for once.

    1. Thanks for the vote of confidence! I thought Book 7 was the best one so far, though some fans have disagreed -- don't worry, I'm listening to everyone who contacts me! But #7 seemed to me the best written, and to explore a dimension of Emily's character that hadn't been visible before. She's happier by the end then ever before, and she's come to terms with many of her ghosts. The most important ghosts, David and George, are still "out there," and it may take something much deeper to bring them into the open. I', still working on developing a scene for them in some upcoming book.

      I am also really interested in Connie, and I think she deserves a book, or even a series, of her own. It's hard to fit that project into my writing schedule, but it is on my agenda for as soon as possible.