I'm expecting a call from my editor tomorrow, about Book 3 in my Chilton Crosse series (untitled). Can't wait! This one's a shorter, Christmas-themed novel, so the goal is to get it released by year's end.
It's a bit of a departure from the other two books in the series, because of its Christmas and spiritual themes. But I enjoyed writing it--the first time I've written from a male's POV. Really interesting. And challenging.
Some people have asked me how/why I'm so quickly churning these books out, but the truth is, I wrote them years ago, one per year, during my summers off from teaching. I went through the process of trying to get published for years, and I got rejected MANY times. But I kept on writing, kept on trying. So that by the time Red Adept gave me a "YES!" for PAINTING THE MOON, I had three books ready to go.
This year, I plan to write Book 4 in the series. I've already got the prep work and brainstorming done. It will be wonderful to step back into Chilton Crosse and see what the characters have in store for me. :-)