Someone asked me the funniest thing today…“So, when is the next book coming out?”
I reminded them that The Brotherhood is due out in January of 2012…
They said, “No…the NEXT one…”
(Writer rolls her eyes and sighs…)
Well, probably Valentine’s Day 2013, I said, to which my friend asked, “Why then?”
My plan for The Dante Chronicles was to publish a book for all the big holidays that my family gets together, ending it during my favorite time: Halloween to Thanksgiving.
When my family gets together on holidays, there is a lot of food, drink, music and laughter. I couldn’t think of a better ‘goal’ to strive for when facing the evils of the world or even the made up one I’ve written.
The Brotherhood takes place just after the New Year’s party at the end of The Kindred and goes clear through to just after Super Bowl Sunday. Book three, The Traveler, will pick up just after that and cover Valentine’s Day through to St. Patrick’s. The following books, which are currently undergoing a restructure because of something I learned about my characters as I was listening to them speak in The Brotherhood, will follow along in the rest of the year in the lives of the Dante family and the Kindred.
One day, about five books and several holidays from now, I will leave the Dante’s and move on...but that’s a long way away. For now, there are too many bad guys to hunt, lots and lots of good food to eat, parties to enjoy, and many, MANY stories to be told.