Rachel Neumeier

Fantasy and Young Adult Fantasy Author

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Good news from all sides —

Lots of great writerly stuff has been happening lately!

First, Book 1 of the Griffin Mage trilogy went to an additional printing almost as soon as it hit the shelves, which is very cool!

Second, nearly everybody turned out to like Book 2 even better than Book 1 (which makes me nervous about Book 3:  can I have a smooth upward curve right through the whole series, please?  Can’t wait to read the reviews in January . . .).

Then more cool stuff!  Tantor Media bought rights to do an audio version.  Very nice!  I listen to lots of audio books when I’m driving to dog shows and things.  There’s a serious, serious dearth of good fantasy novels to choose from in audio, people, at least at the library closest to me.  Or else, for a happier scenario, the SF / F novels are always checked out.  That’d suit me.

Also!  Even better!  The Science Fiction Book Club ALSO bought rights to the trilogy, too.  They’re going to bring it out as a three-in-one omnibus edition.  I’m looking forward to the thrill of seeing the Griffin Mage trilogy in an SFBC mailing — and yes, it will be a thrill.  I’ve been a member off-and-on for decades, and now use the SFBC to keep tabs on what’s going on in SF and F.  Plus, yes, I do spend more money buying from them than I usually actually meant to . . .

And one more Very Nice news item —  The Floating Islands, coming out next February, has been chosen by the Junior Library Guild as one of their selections!  This is a really nice feather in my cap, because being selected by the JLG is quite prestigious.  Go, ISLANDS!  I hope everybody agrees with the JLG (and me!) that ISLANDS is a great book!

And thanks to Michelle Frey, my editor at Knopf, who is such a perfectionist and helped ISLANDS be just as good as it could possibly be!

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