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.