OK. Yes. OK.
I have been secreting this news away for a little while (mostly), and I can finally share it with you. From Publishers Marketplace today:
Betsy Cornwell’s two companion novels to MECHANICA, the first following an inventor and her friends to the war-torn nation of Faerie, where they uncover heartbreaking secrets and struggle to stay together as their loyalties shift, for publication in spring 2017, and the second pitched as a feminist retelling of Robin Hood to follow in 2018, again to Lynne Polvino at Clarion, by Sara Crowe at Harvey Klinger (world English).
Nick, Fin, and Caro (and Jules, who seems to be everyone’s favorite, mine included) are coming back! I am writing madly to meet my deadlines right now.
And Nick and Fin’s favorite story, that one about Caro’s great-great-whatever-grandma, is coming to you, and hopefully your bookshelf, and more hopefully your heart, in 2018.
Two more book babies. They are unruly and wonderful and I love them already.
I am so very happy, and I hope you are too.
(Nick & Jules art from the always and ever incredible Laya Rose)