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Lost Things sequel?

A reader says, "I just read Lost Things and loved it. One of the reviewers on Amazon said there was a sequel. When will it be out and what is it?"

Yes, there is a sequel to Lost Things. Lost Things is the first in a series.

Steel Blues is the second book, and it's finished and in our last rewrite. It should be out probably in January or February.

In 1931 the Great Depression is at its height, and the crew at Gilchrist Aviation are flat broke. They're going to have to start selling off planes if they don't get some work soon. But maybe they could win the money in an air race, a coast to coast extravaganza with a big cash prize! They've got the skill and a little extra luck besides. But the start of the race is marred by a stolen necklace, and soon it's turned into a race for their lives with a runaway Russian countess who hears the dead, a cursed necklace that kills, and the ten year old murders of a serial killer, the notorious New Orleans Axeman. But what if the killer's not a stranger at all? What if he were one of them?

The third book is Silver Bullet, which will probably be late 2013 or early 2014. We're about half done with this one.

When a series of mysterious plane crashes happen in the Rocky Mountains, Air Corps reservists Lewis Segura and Mitch Sorley are called on to fly search and rescue. Crashes happen, but several involving complete instrument failure, and all within a few miles of the old Silver Bullet mine, an abandoned mine that's reputed to be haunted? Something's not right, and maybe it's a job for a medium. Fortunately, they've got two. But it turns out to be even stranger than that, and soon Mitch, Lewis and Stasi are face to face with a deadly foe while Alma and Jerry race the clock into the teeth of a great plains blizzard to bring back the only man who can help them, Nikola Tesla!

And the fourth book is Wind Raker, which we're just starting, in which our team goes to Hawaii.

Sound fun?


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Aug. 2nd, 2012 12:29 pm (UTC)
I'm so very glad you enjoyed it, and gratified that you're passing it on!

Thank you for the beautiful, beautiful Amazon review. I saw that yesterday right after you posted it, not knowing who it was, and it made my day. I sent it to Melissa with smiley faces all over it!

You hit the nail on the head about the title. Yes, there are lost artifacts, but they are the real lost things, searching for healing that they're only beginning to find. (Or in Mitch's case, that the reader is only beginning to see what he might be looking for.) Waifs and strays, but dedicated to something larger.

No, I've never seen the documentary. Maybe Melissa did -- the Nemi ships were her idea!
Katy Peppel Holder
Aug. 2nd, 2012 02:46 am (UTC)
Four?? *happy dance* You ma'am are responsible for scaring my children by making me do that happy dance/screech while they were getting ready for bed (it was a very long day).
Aug. 2nd, 2012 12:37 pm (UTC)
Probably more than four, actually, but that's where we are writing! :) This series is so much fun and there is so much we can do with these characters and their world. Also, we're lucky to be with Crossroad Press, which is responsive to the idea of doing a series and to doing more than one book a year. It's very different than working with a New York house where there's two or three years between writing something and seeing it in print, minimum. (I tend to write much faster than that, and have the books stacked up on my hard drive two and three and four in a row.)
Aug. 2nd, 2012 02:27 pm (UTC)
... runaway Russian countess who hears the dead,..... I heart that runaway spunky Russian countess! :)
Aug. 3rd, 2012 05:45 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you do! I love her too and she's so much fun to write!
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