Patricia Briggs is down to pretty much a one-new-book-a-year schedule (but it is pretty much guaranteed to be one hell of a book, so I can’t complain). I figured since it is almost time for Frost Burned to be released, I would check out what she has in store for us next. This is from her website…
We’ve had a lot of questions lately about what books Patty’s working on, and where she’s going with things. Of course, the problem is always that our long-term plans always seem to be on a collision-course with reality. So, with the understanding that nothing is set in stone, here’s where we’re at.
Frost Burned will be released in a few weeks, and early reviews are already trickling out. Patty’s decided to do a book of short stories next. I don’t think she’s chosen a title yet, but the plan is to publish several of the “Mercy’s World” stories from previous anthologies along with a number of new stories in a single volume. She’s finished a story featuring our favorite British werewolf, Ben, and a story featuring Samuel. She’s working on another couple of stories, and hopes to have the initial work on this book done by the end of this month.
March, of course, is largely filled with travel and signings. When she catches her breath, she’s start work on another Mercy Thompson novel. In a perfect world, she’d finish that by Christmas. If I were a bookie, I’d lay odds against that, but Patty seems pretty confident!
The next book is a head-scratcher. Her contract is for another book in Mercy’s world, but not a Mercy book. She could write another Alpha and Omega, or she might decide to explore some other corner of the world. She hasn’t decided, yet, just what she’s going to do. It’s a mystery project!
After that, well who knows? She still has one more Mercy Book under contract, and I know she wants to write another Alpha and Omega. My crystal ball isn’t good enough to look that far in the future!
I don’t like the ONE MORE MERCY BOOK part, but that is what new contracts are for. I do like a collection of short stories, especially about Ben and Samuel. As much as I would love to get my hot little hands on another Alpha and Omega book, I would kill to get a full Samuel book (those weeks before he ended up mated are a big, big mystery). What would your ideal release be from Patricia?