FAQ

The trilogy is comprised of Enclave, Outpost, and Horde. There are also some free short stories in Fade’s POV, a novella, and a prequel story. A fourth novel, Vanguard, is not part of the original series, but rather is more of a companion novel, and is primarily about Tegan, Morrow, and Szarok.

Yes, the Razorland trilogy is available in Spanish. We also sold Spanish rights for the YA SF series I’m co-writing with Rachel Caine, so look for The Honors in Spanish as well.

I actually get this one pretty often. The answer is yes. But since I suspect this question has its roots in speculation regarding my productivity, I will elaborate.

Yes, I’m prolific. I work a lot, I’d say forty to fifty hours a week. Here’s what my schedule looks like:

If I’m drafting a book, I write for three hours in the morning. I don’t check email or mess around online. Generally, that’s 3K words. To keep the writing moving that fast, I block the scene the night before in bed as I’m waiting to fall asleep. I know what I’m writing in the morning, so there’s no blank staring time. When I’m writing, I write: typity typity type. Once I’ve finished my words, that’s not the end of my work day. I spend the other five hours working on edits, revisions, galleys, or whatever else has come across my desk. I also do promo and networking. At five, I knock off work. I make dinner for my family, and we hang out with the kids until 8:30. I spend 1.5 hours alone with my husband. At ten, we split up so he can have some quiet time (to play video games and watch bad Japanese horror movies.) From ten to midnight, I will do one of three things: (1) read a book, (2) chat on IM to one of my friends, (3) work more. It really depends on my mood as to which. Sometimes I combine options two and three. This is my life, five days a week, and it allows me to accomplish a lot.

I am never doing nothing. I always have something percolating, and I rarely take more than a week off between projects. Weekends off keep me charged up and ready to keep working.

The Jax series was never meant to be open-ended. I had a finite story arc in mind, so at the end of six books, Jax’s story was told, and she’s free to pursue her life off-page. I didn’t care to extend the books beyond their natural life, as that might have caused deterioration in quality and/or intensity.

The Dred Chronicles (a trilogy) is set in the Jax universe, 30 to 40 years after Jax ends. The villain from Doubleblind, Jael, will be the hero & love interest. The heroine? Well, Dred is pretty awesome.

Voices in my head tell me what to write. Luckily, they’re benign and don’t tell me to do anything else. Wait, that’s a lie. Sometimes they tell me to stay in bed and/or watch K-dramas, but I don’t listen, or I wouldn’t get any work done.

Ah-GEAR-ay works fine, but if you can roll your “R”s in there a bit, then you’ve got it. It’s not Irish. You’re thinking of Maguire, I believe.

I just sold two books to Christa Desir at Sourcebooks, romances about modern witches making their way in the world. The first book is tentatively called WITCH PLEASE. I’m also writing the sequel to STRANGE LOVE in my newsletter. It’s called LOVE CODE. And I’m releasing at sumptuous Gothic retelling of Beauty and the Beast on October 31. Keep an eye out for Bitterburn!