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Working on now?

A reader asks, "What are you working on now?"

Everything at once, as usual! Mostly Unascended, the seventh Stargate Atlantis Legacy book. We're finishing up, and I'm working on a scene 3/4 of the way through with Richard Woolsey. I'm also going through first edits on Wind Raker, the fourth Order of the Air book, and my goal today is to add a scene with a midsummer ritual. I'm also looking at editorial comments on my very first (publishable) novel from before Black Ships, a historical romance set in Fin de Siecle Paris. I haven't started the ninetieth revision yet, but I will soon. I'm also playing with the idea for a high fantasy novel or novella with romance and adventure, tentatively called The Winter Lord.

After that? Sometime in the next few months I'll start the fifth Order of the Air book, Oath Bound -- in which Jerry goes to Alexandria hunting for the lost treasures of the Soma! I am looking forward so much to writing Alexandria again, in a very different time, through the eyes of someone who loves Alexandria that was. Also Melissa and I will begin the eighth Legacy book, Endless, but we don't have an outline for that yet so it's a little ways off.

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hand2hand
Mar. 20th, 2014 04:02 am (UTC)
What fun!

Just wanted to let you know I finished Silver Bullet today and loved it. I think it's the best of the three so far, and can't wait for book four.

I adore them all and it's a great story. Thank you both.
jo_graham
Mar. 27th, 2014 02:33 pm (UTC)
Oh I am so glad! I'm so happy you liked Silver Bullet. Any thoughts on it? Or on what you hope happens in Wind Raker?
hand2hand
Mar. 27th, 2014 05:25 pm (UTC)
I just really enjoyed all the plot threads. The pacing was terrific in terms of where you chose to leave off and pick up the different threads. I always love Jerry's point of view, and I adored seeing him in New York and getting to see Iskinder again. You captured his loneliness and determination so well. Also I love the magic in these stories. You all write that splendidly and with such freshness. One of my favorite segments was the whole plot with J and I and the medallion. Just a page turner.

I really like Stasi and I enjoyed seeing her and Mitch get closer, too.

And I love all the bits about flying; I loved seeing Alma get to fly, loved all the sections in her point of view. Lewis is great too -- so determined!

I just adore all the characters so much and in this book we got to see them all, doing what they do so well. The plot with the mine was very creative and really kept me guessing.

I have no idea what's in store for Wind Raker, because I actively avoid spoilers and teasers for things I haven't read or watched yet. I like to go in pretty unspoiled. But this series is just getting better and better.

If I had a "wish list" it would be for more flashbacks to when Gil was alive, or even a prequel set during the time he was the leader of the Lodge -- I love the way you've painted his relationship with J and A and I never get tired of that. Although I also love how they've all gotten on with their lives.

Thanks again for a wonderful adventure. I'll be rereading all of them.
jo_graham
Mar. 27th, 2014 11:45 pm (UTC)
I am so pleased you liked it! :)

The New York scenes with Jerry and Iskinder were Melissa's, and I'll tell her you loved them.

Stasi and Mitch were mine, and I'm glad you liked that.

I'm so happy you think it's getting better and better. I love all these characters and I want to keep writing them. Wind Raker was a lot of fun to write, and it definitely has some of the things you want, like a good big flashback to Mitch and Gil during the war. I really love Alma/Gil/Jerry too. So much. And it makes me very, very happy to hear from you that you do too.
hand2hand
Mar. 28th, 2014 12:19 am (UTC)
I am so glad that you and Melissa have found a publisher and a market for these books. I'll be buying them as long as they are available.

Thank you again.
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