What comes after Where the Light Enters? More in the series?

Category: Publishing

My contract with Berkley/Penguin is for three novels: (1) Where the Light Enters (the sequel to The Gilded Hour, published in 2019); (2) a third novel in the Waverly Place series, as yet untitled and (3) and a novel set in the southwest in the years before the Civil War, titled Little Birds.

Kate, my editor, and my publisher were convinced I needed to do the second and third novels out of order, so I am now writing Little Birds. I realize this makes some readers unhappy, but I think in the end they will see the wisdom of this decision.

Little Birds focuses on two of Lily and Simon’s adult children (Callie and Nathan) who travel from New York to the New Mexico Territory in 1857.  Callie  has accepted a job as a nurse and midwife in Santa Fe, and Nathan travels with her to see that she arrives safely.  This novel will fill in some of the family history between the end of The Endless Forest and the Civil War.

The years before the Civil War were politically explosive. The term Bleeding Kansas might strike some bells from history class, and it was also during this period that the western tribes were fighting for their survival. Enough material for dozens of novels.

As soon as Little Birds is finished I’ll jump into the third Waverly Place novel.

 

  • I’ve read all your books and was never ready for one to end. I admire your work so much.

  • I was so pleasantly surprised to find this site tonight. I have read the first 6 in the Into The Wilderness series several times. I didn’t know there were two more. I will certainly be ordering them soon. Thank you for an extraordinary series that was so well written that my heart was involved in every page.

  • looking forward to every word, these ‘characters’ & stories mean the world to me. Thank you for coming back to the ‘family’.

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    1. looking forward to every word, these ‘characters’ & stories mean the world to me. Thank you for coming back to the ‘family’.

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    2. I was so pleasantly surprised to find this site tonight. I have read the first 6 in the Into The Wilderness series several times. I didn’t know there were two more. I will certainly be ordering them soon. Thank you for an extraordinary series that was so well written that my heart was involved in every page.

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    3. I’ve read all your books and was never ready for one to end. I admire your work so much.

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