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06 April 2012 @ 01:06 pm
What I'm Working On  
So here's my long-delayed post on what I'm doing with myself these days. It's been long-delayed because the last year has been really rotten. Really, really rotten. 'Nuf said.

As I posted on my website some time ago, I am working on a fifth Bethancourt and Gibbons mystery, which I plan to e-publish since St. Martin's has dropped the series. There's a big however coming, though.

However, mystery #5 (no working title as yet), has been put on the back burner while I try to resurrect my career and enter the fantasy genre. For many years now, I've become much more of a fantasy reader than a mystery reader, and in my spare writing time, I've been jotting down quite a lot of stuff. I have finished the first novel in a trilogy, which my wonderful, wonderful agent currently is looking at to determine whether or not it's salable. In case it's not, I've also started work on an urban fantasy which I originally thought might be YA, but probably isn't.

For the B&G fans out there, I haven't forgotten you and I will get that fifth book out as soon as I can. It turns out that I'm an absolutely terrible blogger, but I will try to keep everyone posted. If you have emailed me via the website about the Bethancourt & Gibbons books, you will receive an email in return when I've got the fifth ready. I've also recently written a B&G short story, but I'm not quite satisfied with it yet and am letting it "stew" before sending it out. If it gets accepted for publication, I'll post about it.
 
 
 
(Anonymous) on May 19th, 2012 08:32 pm (UTC)
B&G?
Hi! I am a new B&G reader and was very bummed to hear that things were a little less than stellar with the publishing aspect of your career. Literally, my mom found your 3rd book, read it, loved it and passed it on to me and several other people. Everyone who's read it has loved it. We've now all bought and finished up the series as it stands now. I know you've decided to go in another direction, and while I'm actually a big sci-fi fan, I'm hoping you're still going to pursue finishing up the 5th B&G book. They really were interesting and super enjoyable books. They made my long commute on the train disappear. Hope you are able to continue or at least finish up. Good luck with things!
book_wenchbook_wench on May 21st, 2012 04:23 pm (UTC)
Re: B&G?
I LOVE comments like this. And, yes, I will finish the fifth book come hell or high water. The new fantasy is proceeding well, and I have promised myself that as soon as it is finished, I will finish & e-pub B&G 5. If you want to send me an email to me [at] cassandrachan [dot] com, you will get a return email when B&G 5 is ready.