Well, I have some news for you and I’m just going to be honest and clear here: Darkness Raging (Feb 2016) will be the last Otherworld book Berkley will be publishing.

I’m not going into the discussion—other than sales for that series are definitely down, and they really want me to focus on the two new series I have coming out (and please, don’t boycott those out of spite—I would really be disappointed if you missed out on what I consider two fun and great new series from me because of this decision. Honestly, it is just a pure business perspective).

I’m really hoping you love the Fly By Night Series, and the Whisper Hollow Series. These can be ongoing series that don’t necessarily need to be read in order, and I’m hoping that you love them as much as you love my other work.

What does this mean for Otherworld?

What this does mean is that I will be finishing the series on my own. I don’t have the dates or details—my agent will be helping me do this so things should run fairly smoothly and in a way, it’s exciting—I’m becoming a hybrid author, which means I’ll retain more control over some of my work. In some ways, this may also be better because if the demand for the work is there, it means I can take the series on into other directions after I wrap up the spirit seals arc.

Meanwhile, as some of you may have intuited from some of my Twitter tweets, I am doing my best to get a YA series going that I’d love to write. Wish me luck in this, because I think it will be one of those that my adult readers may like as well. And in other news, with Berkley’s decision to pull out of Otherworld, I will definitely be focusing on putting up more short pieces/stories on my own.

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  • 03/19/2015 at 12:51 pm
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    If you write it, we will read it!!! I love your books.

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  • 03/19/2015 at 9:38 am
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    Oh gosh! My heart is broken I have every single OW book! Please keep writing them and however you publish them you will have a sale with me. Id miss the girls terribly if the books didnt continue. Good luck 🙂 Much love

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    • 03/19/2015 at 12:02 pm
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      Oh, I plan on finishing the series–I’m not sure what format it will be in, but I will write more after Darkness Raging!

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  • 03/19/2015 at 9:14 am
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    I’ll definitely stick by you!

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  • 03/18/2015 at 8:34 pm
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    Even though I am sad about Otherworld, I understand. I am willing to try the other series and will buy Otherworld as you are able to write it on your own. Thank you for your honesty and sharing. May you be blessed in all your endeavors.

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  • 03/18/2015 at 2:50 pm
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    I don’t know why they think your books aren’t selling – I buy every one! And love them. Whoever publishes, I’ll keep on buying. Just don’t make them all kindle type books because I am definitely a person who wants a book in her hands that she can read whenever and wherever she wants, whether the power is on or off. 🙂 Hopefully this will give you the ability to be your own person, write at your own pace, etc. Deadlines are not usually good for artists and writers like yourself. They often make you hurry when you should be taking your time to get it right. Anyway, I know this will only go very well for you and look forward to your new series as well as more Otherworld books!

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    • 03/19/2015 at 12:04 pm
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      Well, sales have dropped off…people move away from long series after awhile, or they get behind and stop buying them. I’ll do what I can–I cannot promise the format, but will see how things go. 🙂 And I thrive on deadlines…an author can’t make a living just writing to ‘inspiration’…and most of the time, my brain’s too full of words that need put down on paper anyway. LOL

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  • 03/18/2015 at 10:41 am
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    I’m in love with the Otherworld series!!! Berkley are fools!!! However, I’m looking forward to the two new series… Whoever you decide to allow publish your books…I’ll buy from!!! You are definitely my favorite author!!!

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  • 03/18/2015 at 10:38 am
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    Good luck on all fronts and thanks for telling us.

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  • 03/18/2015 at 10:38 am
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    I am also looking forward the your next writing venture. I love the Otherworld series but the two new ones sound very exciting. A YA series would be great, I hope that comes together.

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    • 03/19/2015 at 12:05 pm
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      Thanks Rebecca, and yes, I hope the YA series comes through, too! And I’m excited about the new ones.

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  • 03/18/2015 at 7:41 am
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    I love the OW series and can’t wait to see where it goes. Looking forward to the 2 new series (already pre-ordered the first books in each) and hope t he YA one comes to fruition. I love your books so can’t wait for more from you.

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    • 03/19/2015 at 12:06 pm
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      Yay! Preorders help a lot. And I hope you like the new series! I love writing them.

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  • 03/18/2015 at 6:05 am
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    Just remember when one door closes another opens. You have my continued support. I love Otherworld and the new series is really catching my attention also. Your loyal fans are behind you!

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  • 03/18/2015 at 4:20 am
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    I wish you the best in each of your series (series’??) and I do believe everything will work out. You have an amazing talent and nothing will change that.

    Sometimes change can be a good thing, an opportunity to mix things up a bit and breathe new life and ideas into something that was stationary (dang!-that’s not the word I want but my lupus is holding the correct word hostage, sorry!) for a while.

    Take care and be well!

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    • 03/19/2015 at 12:06 pm
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      Change…yes, life thrives on change, so I’m taking this as a challenge! Thank you for your support!

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  • 03/18/2015 at 3:10 am
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    Am sorry to hear about OW. I have enjoyed all of the books in the series. Can’t wait for the two new series to come about. Looking forward
    to anything else you may write or publish. Good luck on all fronts. Keep strong and going long.

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  • 03/17/2015 at 9:05 pm
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    I’m excited to read the two new series as well!! Fingers crossed and good thoughts for both them and the hopeful YA series!!!! I’ll follow the Otherworld series where ever it goes. I want to see the end of the spirit seals. Hopefully you’ll also tie up or expand on somethings. Like Shade’s power loss/heratige.

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    • 03/19/2015 at 12:08 pm
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      Thank you for the support! And I have a lot of subplots I want to finish. Some may be in novellas, some in novels–but I’ll get to them!

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  • 03/17/2015 at 8:52 pm
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    I’m looking forward to your next venture. Can’t wait for the two new series. Good wishes for all future endeavors.

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  • 03/17/2015 at 9:22 am
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    All the *hugs* and can’t wait for Flight from Death and Autumn Thorns to hit the shelves!

    *crosses all the things for YA*

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