Hello, 2013

By January 1, 2013

blog2Look what I got for Christmas!  A cosmetic bag that perfectly represents my two series:  The Graveyard Queen and Soul Jumper.

Hello, 2013.

I always find the start of a new year very exciting (as opposed to the beginning of a new book, which is terrifying because I’m sure I’ve already used up all my best ideas and all the good words in previous stories).

2013 has the possibility to be an especially thrilling year for me, what with the continuation of The Graveyard Queen series, the approaching launch date of my first YA paranormal thriller and the prospect that I may actually get to see some of my most beloved characters come to life in a television pilot for NBC (fingers and toes all crossed on that one).

In Graveyard Queen Book Four, THE VISITOR, Amelia faces new challenges, new dangers, and an even more terrifying gift from the legacy she uncovered in THE KINGDOM.  Devlin is hiding his own secret, one that is far darker and deadlier than anything Amelia could have imagined. With her destiny and Devlin’s past on a collision course, Amelia receives guidance from an unexpected visitor.

As you can imagine with tentative titles like CHRYSALIS, CHANGELING and FLUTTER, my YA series will be bursting with moth and butterfly imagery and motifs.  Fitting, since I’ll be dealing with matters of the soul.  I don’t want to reveal too much about the series at the moment, but I’ll leave you with this comment from one of my critique partners:  “It’s kind of like HUNGER GAMES with clones and soul-jumping.”

Here are some year-end lists that I like: 😉

Between Dreams and Reality

Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer

The Demon Librarian

Books, Belles and Beaux

Awesome Sauce Book Club

No year-end festivities would be complete without a shout-out to all the wonderful friends and readers who’ve been so supportive over the years, especially with my Graveyard Queen series.  You’ve helped me reach a new milestone in my career with this series and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Best,

Amanda

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  • B.J. Daniels says:

    What a great post! Can’t wait to read The Visitor — and your new young adult series! You deserve a whole lot of new milestones in your career. Here’s to even more success coming your way in 2013.
    Love the cosmetic bag too.

  • I am so excited to read The Visitor! I just can’t wait. And of coarse I will be checking out your YA series when it comes out too.

    • Amanda says:

      Thanks, Amber! Amelia definitely has some surprises coming her way, lol. Devlin’s been keeping secrets, that bad boy. 🙂

      The YA is a very different type of story for me, but I think change is good. I’m really excited about it.

  • Yessamine says:

    First: A very happy 2013 to you and a lot of success on your new books!
    My husband gave me the graveyardtrilogie as a birthday gift and I read them all in three days, spend my evenings and big part of the nights reading! I love them, so happy that you will continue with Amelia and Devlin.
    I read a rumour somewhere that there would be a movie in the making based on your series? Hopefully they will keep true to your story cause it needs no changes.

    Great fan of yours!

    ps: sorry for the errors in writing, native language is Dutch

    • Amanda says:

      Happy new year, Yessamine! So thrilled you’re enjoying the Graveyard Queen books. NBC TV has bought the series and a pilot script is in the works, so fingers crossed it actually makes it to the screen. I love the writers who are working on the project so I have a feeling it’ll be great even if they do make some changes. 🙂

  • Maggie says:

    Happy New Year! Absolutely loved the Graveyard Queens books and am so happy to hear book 4 is coming. They are a perfect story for the screen!! Best of luck to you!

    • Amanda says:

      Thanks so much, Maggie!!! I love writing the series so much. It makes me happy that the books are finding an audience. 🙂

  • Jessica says:

    I just finished the Graveyard Queen series, I love them! I am so excited to hear there is going to be another book in the series, I can’t wait till it comes out! I definitely need more of the life of Amelia Gray.

    • Amanda says:

      Thank you, Jessica!!! I’m so happy to hear this! Three more books are on the way and hopefully an online novella. 🙂

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