It is with very great pride that I introduce to you my next book. Ladies and gentlemen and otherwise specified… The Private Life of Jane Maxwell!
Some people are born to greatness, others have greatness thrust upon them… and some are just drawn like that.
As the creator of a popular new comics franchise, Jane Maxwell knows a thing or two about heroes, but has no illusions of being one herself. All of that is shattered, however, when she finds herself swept into a parallel world—one where her characters are real, and her parallel self is their leader.
There’s just one problem: that Jane is missing.
Under a growing threat from a deadly new villain named UltraViolet, the team has no choice but to ask Jane to do the impossible: step into the suit left behind by her double, become the hero that they need her to be. But with familiar-yet-different faces all around her, budding powers that she doesn’t know how to use, and secrets ready to blow up in her face, navigating her parallel life proves harder than she ever imagined…
Is this part of a new series, or a standalone?
It’s going to be a series! Originally it wasn’t, but the truth is that the characters and setting are way too much fun to put aside. And frankly, whenever I tell people that I am now writing about superheroes, their whole face lights up—so, yeah, the people have already spoken.
When is it coming out?
This summer! If you’ve been reading me for a while, you know that I don’t like to get more specific than that, what with potential delays and Life Happens and yadda yadda, but this summer for sure. I imagine that it will be earlier, rather than later. Production is going really, really well.
How many of these books are there going to be?
As many as I can write! Unlike The Beacon Campaigns, this is designed to be an open-ended series that I can keep coming back to over and over again. I’ve already started on the next book, and I have loose outlines for at least two others.
Speaking of, this doesn’t mean the end of The Beacon Campaigns, does it?
Absolutely not! Praxis and Kaedrich are way too near and dear to me to ever abandon them, and I know that I have fans awaiting the next installment (love you guys!). But those books are big and complicated, and Book Four is a little bit different and a little bit more of a creative challenge for me, so I needed something else to keep my mind fresh. But don’t worry, I should have news on Whispers of the Ice in the next few months.
That’s it! I hope that you all enjoy this book as much as I have. It’s been an absolute blast to write, and I am so looking forward to finally sharing it with you. Remember, if you want release news as soon as it happens, be sure to sign up for my mailing list!