Saturday, November 7, 2009

News, Take II

I promised I'd post more news today, and though it may be late in the day I'm keeping my word! I know you've been waiting by the computer with bated breath. Ha. Hopefully, you've spent your Saturday like I spent mine: basking in the November sun. Yup, it was 70 degrees in my little corner of creation today. We had burgers for supper and I made wine spritzers in honor of our quasi-summer day. It was bea-stinkin'-utiful. Wow.

Anyway, you've already heard my personal news: the launch of our One Body One Hope capital campaign. Very exciting stuff. But now I'm dying to share my professional news...

I get emails on a weekly basis from readers who have enjoyed After the Leaves Fall and Summer Snow. It's so much fun to hear from people who connected with my Julia DeSmit. She's a honey. But at some point in the conversation or correspondence, I'm always asked the same question: Are you going to write a third book and finish the series? The answer, 18 months after the release of Summer Snow is...


I'm currently working on a third Julia book, due for publication in 2011. I know that sounds like it's far away, but Tyndale and I have lots of fun things planned in the meantime... You're just going to have to be patient until this spring. I'm eager to share more details with you, and I promise I will a bit at a time. The two things I can tell you right now are that Julia's story will finally find resolution and you will play a part in it. I'm soooo excited! :)

In the meantime, if you haven't read Leaves or Snow, now's the time! The third book is going to be full of suspense and surprises... I think you'll want to be a part of it. Maybe you can even help me title it. In light of the first two titles, what should I call the final installment of Julia's story? I'd love to hear your ideas and suggestions!

Have a blessed Sunday.


  1. Isn't this horrible? I've only read The Moment Between. I have After the Leaves Fall sitting on my book shelf, buried in the midst of my other to-be-read books. Seriously - the stack is about as tall as me, and I'm a pretty tall chick. Considering you're one of my favorite authors, I do think it's time to read Julia's story.

    Congrats on all the exciting news!!

  2. Going to have to get to reading so I can get in on this :) Congrats to you, tho, hun...for both the launch of this campaign AND for the jump back into this story line. You have my prayers from sunny CA, my friend!

  3. Oh, yay! That is ridiculously awesome! :D I'm excited for you and can't wait for the book. (Hey, I'll be 21 by then!) Lol. I'm looking forward to more updates. I loved Leaves and Snow, so this next one will be the icing on the cake. :) Congratulations and I hope you have a good week.

  4. Julia's story is different from The Moment Between... A little softer, a little slower, a little simpler. But people have responded to it really well, and I have to admit that I'm very excited to revisit my fictional town of Mason, Iowa. I have a lot of neat ideas and unexpected twists to spice up the plot, but I think readers will breathe a sigh of satisfaction at the end. Isn't that the point of any good trilogy?

    Katie and Bina, I hope you have a chance to read the first two. And I hope you like them! As for Lauren, I'm glad to provide a little icing. :)

  5. Nicole, I'm so excited to hear about a third installment! I randomly picked up After the Leaves Fall because I liked the cover and the review 'blurb' intrigued me. Can't wait to see what you have in store for Julia (and baby!).