Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Forthcoming titles in 2012.

Happy New Year to all those who pass by my blog!

2011 was a hell of a year for me, and this coming year seems like it could be even bigger! Lots that I'd like to post about but can't right now as I don't want to be counting my chickens before they've hatched, but I can reveal the following:

My agent, Luigi Bonomi, has negotiated with my publishers, Simon & Schuster, who have agreed to publish two more novels in the Ethan Warner series, bringing the total so far to five books! This year, I'll be working on books 4 & 5 in the series, having completed the third at the end of 2011.

The second novel in the series, currently titled "Immortal", is to hit the shelves on May 10th 2012. The third, currently under the working title of "Continuum", will be published November 10th 2012.

I'll also be appearing at both the International Crime Fiction Convention (CrimeFest) in Bristol on 24th-27th May, and at the Theakston's Old Peculiar Harrogate International Crime Festival on 19th - 22nd July. No word on whether I'll be on any panels, but will post here should anything interesting come up.

In addition I'm currently working up a synopsis for a Young Adult series based around similar science to the Ethan Warner books, on the advice of my agent. YA is a rapidly growing market and there's huge potential there, provided I can produce the goods. It's going to be a heavy work-load for this year, but every moment is going to be worth it. Who says writers have it easy?

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year, Dean. That's good news about the books, especially the YA. All the big names are coming out with YA novels, so you'll be in good company. I wish you al the best with that.

John Carson

Dean Crawford said...

Cheers John!

Paul Grzegorzek said...

Awesome mate, i continue to watch and enjoy your success with envy, uh, i mean happiness for you! :)

Dean Crawford said...

That's what I might have written on a successful author's blogspot two years ago Paul. Stick with it mate, it'll be your turn eventually...

paulalofting said...

Fabulous for you Dean well done!!!

Tony Van Helsing said...

Enjoy Harrogate, it's a lovely town.

Author said...

See you at Crimefest AND Harrogate, Dean. Things sound incredibly good for your future, mate. Luigi's da man! Now you know why I always seem to be writing, eh? ;-)

Dean Crawford said...

Look forward to it Matt, and yeah, now I understand the sheer volume of work required of a published author. Lovin' it though :o)