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Alternate Reality Heaven Sent

Okay, contract is signed so I feel comfy talking about it now.

The Rose Family Chronicles will be familiar for readers of Heaven Sent. Why? Because it’s the same characters. Yep, In Rose Family Chronicles 1: Valet, Johnnie and Tyler start things off again except this time Johnnie is the Earl of Rose. Within the Rose family are his sister Gretchen and his twin brothers Brent and Reese. Tyler is a middle class man who comes to Rose Hall looking for job and lands one, first as a footman, then as Johnnie’s personal valet. You can guess the general path of the story from there. All the principles will show up eventually, and a lot of the secondary characters have been repurposed as well.

The setting is somewhat historical. Why somewhat? Because, dear readers, I am not a history buff. I dabble in the details, swipe freely from other periods when I deem necessary, then outright change and make up anything I think I can get away with.

I’ve had fun writing it. My beta readers have had fun reading it. I hope, in the next few months when it comes out, you’ll enjoy it too.

Stay tuned for more details on the release date.

Questions about Indigo Knights

Since I seem to be getting a lot of random questions in a lot of different places, let me see if I can’t answer some of the most asked questions in one easier to find place.

Question: When is book 2 coming out?

Answer: Don’t know. Really. Haven’t started writing it and I’ve got at least 2, possibly 3 projects to finish before I can get to it. I hope for 2011 but I’m not sure.

Question: When is Squire coming out in print?

Answer: Looks like books 1 and 2 will be packaged together like books 1 and 2 of Heaven Sent. So the answer to the print question depends on the answer to when book 2 is coming out. See above.

Question: Is book 2 Danny’s story?

Answer: Don’t think so. I’m pretty sure book 2 is Lance’s story. Unfortunately, I didn’t think ahead to include more than a mention of him in book 1. Sorry.

Question: Will you write short interludes for the Indigo Knights like you did for Heaven Sent?

Answer: Don’t know. The shorts were each written for a holiday call that Loose Id put out that year — 2007, I believe — and the timing just happened to be right to provide one for each of the couples. I’m not against writing the shorts and I know they’re neat but the timing is off this time. How about “maybe”? I’ll add an “I’ll try”.

Question: Will you put out a T-shirt for Indigo Knights like you did for Heaven Sent?

Answer: I’d like to. If so, it probably won’t happen until all four main books are done, at least.

Question: Will you release any more artwork for Indigo Knights/Heaven Sent?

Answer: Again it has to be “don’t know”. Remember, I’m not the artist for HS/IK. If I want artwork, I have to pay for it. PL Nunn is a wonderful and generous artist who has yet to provide me with anything less than stunning, but I have to wait until it’s the right time. I can’t afford all the lovely artwork I’d love to commission and I can’t monopolize her time.

OK, that’s all the questions I can think of at the moment. Any more?