I'm interrupting my drawn-out summary of my England trip to answer some frequently asked questions.
First of all, though, I want to thank everyone who has read and loved Edenbrooke! It is wonderful to know that there are kindred spirits around the world who love the same things I do. A special thank you to everyone who has left comments or sent me emails. I have had to stop reading reviews, because the things I read do crazy things to my brain when I sit down to work on my new book. So the only reviews I read are the ones you send to me, and I value each and every kind word. Thank you, thank you! Now, on to the questions...
Q: Is Edenbrooke part of a series? / Are you going to write a sequel?
A: I have loved living in the imaginary world of Edenbrooke the past few years, as I dreamed up and wrote my first book. I would love to live at a real version of Edenbrooke forever, if I could. But Marianne and Philip's story is complete. You can all rest easy with the knowledge that their happy ending WILL last forever. They will get married and have children and meet for secret kisses in the orchard and Meg will eventually beat Philip's horse, and Marianne will eventually get that library organized, and Philip will tease her and make her blush while they grow old together. So, no, I'm not going to write a sequel for them. I MAY write the story of another character in Edenbrooke (like Cecily), but not right now.
Q: Are you writing another book? When will it be released?
A: My next book will be called Blackmoore, and it is slated to be released next spring. Of course, that release date depends on my ability to write quickly and well. If I'm blogging less, it means I'm writing more. So good things are happening, and I hope to have something finished this summer. (Send your positive thoughts my way as I try to juggle being a full-time mom and a writer.)
Q: Can you come to our book group?
A: You are so awesome to invite me! And thank you for spreading the word about Edenbrooke to your friends and fellow readers. Unfortunately, I have a busy family and a book deadline to meet, so I can't accept invitations to attend book groups. But if you want, you can send me an email about skyping with your book group. If it works out with my schedule, I am happy to make a skype visit for fifteen minutes during your meeting.
Q: Is Philip real, and if so, can I marry him?
A: Sorry, no. But I am sure your own Philip is somewhere out there.
Okay, that's all for now. But next week I will finish my posting about England, and after that I should have some fun things to tell you about--trips and events and giveaways and fun stuff like that. For now, I'm off to dream of Blackmoore!
(Not really. I'm really off to welcome my kids home from school, stop the dog from chewing up a pencil, fold laundry, bake banana bread, and pull weeds in the yard. But later, tonight, I will be visiting Blackmoore.)