As I mentioned above on the ticker, The Magi has been on a few bestseller's lists:
It has hit #91 on Smashwords' list
#99 on Amazon.co.uk's list for Children's Action/Adventure books. Thank you all very much.
Answers from yesterday's post:
Q: How many books have you written? How many books do you plan for the Magi series? :) Thanks for the post! -Valette
A: The Magi is my first. The Magi series is planned for 5 books. When I outlined the whole series, it fit nicely with 5 separate plots (with, of course, multiple sub-plots woven throughout).
From the blog:
Q: First let me say thank you for a wonderful read and fine adventure. As long as you're asking... when will the next book be out? -Cathy
A: You're welcome! I'm very glad you liked it. I hope the others will be just as intriguing. The next book will depend on a few things. Hopefully, I will have a publisher that will want The Magi by the time the next book (called The Sphere) is ready to come out. In that case, the publisher will have a little more to say about release. However, as far as being ready to share, I am currently working on The Sphere and my goal is to have it out in a year (Summer 2012).
Q: I was going to ask the same thing as Cathy... I can't wait til the next book is out! :) Also, how long have you had the idea for this story/ these characters? Did it just come to you all of a sudden and you started writing, or is it something you've been thinking about for a long time?
A: Regarding how long I had the idea, it just sort of came to me. I originally wanted to write just a good ol' fashioned adventure story with buried treasure and breaking codes and such. However, when I started to look into the specifics (I really wanted a story that was really out of this world, but still believable), I modified and changed things and soon it began to create itself. I can't say I'd been thinking about it for a long time, but it did take on a life of its own.
Q: Well, I was going to ask the same as Cathy and Kelli. When is the next book coming out? I'm hooked. -ed
A: My goal is Summer 2012. How quickly I can publicize The Magi will have an influence on that, though.