Thursday, November 17, 2011

Stats and Answers from Wednesday

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's list for Children's Action/Adventure books.  Thank you all very much. 

Answers from yesterday's post:

From Goodreads:

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.

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