A lot of you have heard me talk about the follow-up novels (emphasis on novels, plural) to Woodwalker as if they were a done deal. Thing was, my editor only originally signed me for two, with the understanding that if my second wasn't unintelligible garbage, he would consider signing me for the third and final installment.
Well, as of today, I can officially share the good news...
HarperVoyager has signed me for CREATURES OF LIGHT, the third and final follow-up to Woodwalker! This book is narrated by Gemma, a character readers will get to know in Mona's forthcoming book, Ashes to Fire.
The manuscript itself is almost complete, though it still needs several rounds of hardcore editing. I hope readers will find it a satisfying finale to this series.
But let's not forget that before we get too worked up about Creatures of Light, we have something much more tangible and imminent---Ashes to Fire releases in less than two months! In between drafting the manuscript for Creatures of Light, I've been putting together some sweet new material for book 2's release. Expect lots of new illustrations and interactive media in January and February! In the meantime, you can go ahead and pre-order the Ashes to Fire ebook, with the paperback launching shortly afterward.
Thanks for all your support! Without the love you've all shown Woodwalker, book 3 never would have seen the light of day. Happy holidays!
Back in May, I had the privilege of being hosted by the Qwillery, a blog that spotlights debut authors. Even cooler, Woodwalker won their monthly debut cover contest! And now, at the end of this wild year, Woodwalker and the other monthly winners are up for DEBUT COVER OF THE YEAR!
As far as I'm aware, mine is the only author-illustrated cover in the group. Those who have been following me for a while have heard the saga of creating the illustration. If you like Woodwalker's cover, please consider voting for it prior to January 6, 2017!
Thank you for your support!
Emily B. Martin
Author and Illustrator