I get to write 3 more books!

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Woke up this morning and discovered that certain news had made its way all over the internet already (I love living in the future):

From Publishers Weekly Deals for June 18: “Agent Holly Root at Waxman Leavell closed this deal, and said the new trilogy is ‘a sweeping and romantic fantasy’ that follows a teenage girl whose magical ability to find gold puts her in a dangerous position during the American Gold Rush.” (Click link for full article.)

So, yep. Another epic fantasy trilogy, except this one is set in one of the most epic moments in American history. I grew up in California’s Gold Country, and the place has always seemed magical to me, with its rolling hills and twisted oaks and rushing rivers. I can’t wait to get to know it even better.

The series is as-yet-untitled, though I’ve been referring to it as The Goldscryer Saga in my head. But it’s a long way off, and I have the Fire & Thorns series to finish, so I’m leaving the details for later. For now I’ll just say that, like the Fire and Thorns trilogy, these books will feature magic, romance, adventure, and a teen girl determined to find her own way.

I have a vague memory of sobbing incoherently to Agent Holly when she called me with the news, which may seem a little odd, because I’ve been through all this before, right? But for me there was something very special about Book Deal #2. It means that maybe, just maybe, I’ll have a career at this gig. Which is everything I wanted all along.

Also, I love my publisher. I’m so glad they are stuck with me for 3 more books!

Speaking of career, please excuse me while I run off to finish writing The Bitter Kingdom. Hope you’re all having an amazing summer.

16 Comments on I get to write 3 more books!

  1. Vetsy
    June 18, 2012 at 2:07 pm (4 years ago)

    Congratulations! Can’t wait to know more about the new trilogy. :-D

    Reply
  2. Steph
    June 18, 2012 at 5:44 pm (4 years ago)

    Congratulations, Rae, I’m looking forward to more books from you in the future! :)

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    • Karen Hooper
      June 18, 2012 at 10:02 pm (4 years ago)

      YAY! Congratulations! :) So so happy for you.

      OF COURSE you have a career in writing. You’re a brilliant story teller. :)

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  3. Laura Pauling
    June 18, 2012 at 11:31 pm (4 years ago)

    That is absolutely fantastic and sometimes after time we realize how truly lucky we are to keep moving forward! I’m sure they’ll be terrific!

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  4. Perla
    June 21, 2012 at 1:51 am (4 years ago)

    Congratulations! I will read anything you write, I looooved Girl of Fire and Thorns, hate that I am missing you at ALA, I won’t be there until Sat & Sun. oh well, that’s life!

    Reply
  5. Kady Jacobs
    September 5, 2012 at 5:27 pm (4 years ago)

    Oh goody goody gum drops!I loved your book The Girl of Fire and Thorns!Can’t wait to read your new books!:0)

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  6. Rebecca T
    October 9, 2012 at 1:12 am (4 years ago)

    I’m so excited to hear this! I stumbled across your first book and devoured it. Absolutely inhaled it and then gobbled The Crown of Embers up just as quickly! You are a wonderful storyteller and I can’t wait for the third book and for this trilogy! Write faster! :mrgreen:

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  7. Shumena
    October 18, 2012 at 3:57 pm (4 years ago)

    YOU ARE PURE AWESOMENESS! I enjoyed The girl of fire and thorns so much but absolutely LOVED The Crown of Embers (with the bottom of heart & the heart of my bottom), i am IN love with Hector, i cant stop fantasizing about him, i hope i marry him one day. I love the fact that both her lovers’ names start with the letter ‘H’ :D
    PLEASE write the Bitter Kingdom quickly, i know it will be badass and il be really very upset that the story comes to an end but i NEED this now, please i need to know! please relieve me of this pain and torture!

    You are a great Author, i cannot wait to read your next series.

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  8. Jill
    December 24, 2012 at 2:26 am (4 years ago)

    When will The Bitter Kingdom come out?! I can’t wait!

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  9. Jane
    December 29, 2012 at 9:01 am (4 years ago)

    OF COURSE you got this~ You’re an amazing author! You’re definitely getting a career in this~ I love how your character Elisa is not the “typical heroine” and this makes her even more realistic! She is OVERWEIGHT, under-spoken, and not the “natural beauty”. Holy crap…I have never, if ever, read a book about a “fat” heroine, one who isn’t thin or the “typical beauty”. I LOVE IT~ It’s nice to read something different and new. :)

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