These are the questions I'm asked most frequently.
So far, all or some of the Soul Screamers books are available in the US, Canada, the UK, Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Vietnam, Hungary, and Brazil. They may be coming in other countries as well, but I don’t have any concrete information about that yet.
The novellas can be bought at any online bookstore, in just about any format, but so far “Never To Sleep” is only available in the US/Canada, “Reaper” is only available in the US, Canada, and France, and “My Soul To Lose” is only available in the US, Canada, and the UK. I don’t currently have any other information about foreign releases.
“My Soul To Lose,” “Reaper,” “Never to Sleep,” and “Last Request,” are also available in print in Soul Screamers omnibus volumes 1, 2, 3, and 4 respectively.
Book 2 in the series will be Masquerade, which will be out in the fall of 2016.
Book 3 doesn’t yet have a title.
At the time I’m answering this question, I’ve just finished my latest YA and am polishing that in preparation to turn it in. Then, I’ll be writing MASQUERADE, the first sequel to Menagerie, my upcoming adult series.
Shifters (complete at 6 — adult urban fantasy)
Unbound (complete at 3 — adult paranormal romance)
Soul Screamers (complete at 7 — YA urban fantasy)
The Stars Never Rise (incomplete — YA paranormal dystopia)
Menagerie (incomplete — adult commercial fantasy)
Questions about publishing
All of my current YA books (The Stars Never Rise & The Flame Never Dies, as well as my newly sold book BRAVE NEW GIRL) are published by Delacorte Press, a division of Random House.
Lion’s Share, my Shifters spinoff book, was my experiment in self-publishing.
No, that’s a decision my publishers make.
However, they do show me the art in advance and ask me for ideas and opinions.
The exception to that is my Wildcats books, which I’m publishing myself.
Questions about Rachel
No. I have a degree in English, but that’s not how I learned to write books. I learned to write by reading. By studying the craft.
Yes. Two of them. Their screen names are Melody and Maestro. They’re both young teens. They’re smart and funny, and both super-into music. My son plays three instruments and my daughter plays two instruments and sings.
I don’t use their real names or show pictures of their faces online, for their own privacy and protection.
Because there are so many aspects to a career as a novelist, I don’t actually write new material every day. Some days, I’m working on rewrites, copy edits, line edits, page proofs, plotting, promotional planning, traveling, or writing cover copy (the blurb on the back of a book or on the inside flap). But when I’m working on a new rough draft, I aim for 3,000-5,000 words a day.
I am fortunate enough to be a full-time writer. What that means is that writing books pays my bills. Writing is not my hobby. I love it, but I don’t do it just for fun. I have deadlines that must be met, whether or not I feel like writing at any given time. It’s a real job.
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