How many books will there be in the series?
How long will we have to wait for the second one?
The release date hasn't been set yet, but I'm working hard to get it done. Both the publisher and I would love to see it out in 2016.
What can you tell us about it?
It's called The Song of the Orphans and it begins six months after the events of Silvers. The nice thing about sequels is that you don't have to spend as much time setting up the world and the characters. This one jumps right into the fun and games.
What can we expect in this volume?
Gothams, Gothams, and more Gothams. This is the book where you learn everything there is to know about the secret tribe of chronokinetics. In addition to facing Rebel's crew in final battle, the Silvers will encounter a ruthless new enemy in the U.S. government, a dark new use of temporis, and a nasty new side of the Pelletiers. You'll see an epic fight high in the sky and another one deep underground. There'll be new love interests for some, new romantic complications for others, two Golds, a second Pendergen, a third Pelletier, and a betrayal that will change everything for our poor young Silvers. And I mean everything.
Also: tempic wolves.
Do any Silvers get special focus in this book?
Everyone gets their day in the sun, but this will be a particularly intense installment for Zack, David and Mia.
Is Melissa Masaad coming back?
In a big way.
What about the girl with two watches?
Ioni plays a huge role in the events to come.
What about Evan Rander?
Don't be silly. He's very clearly dead. Isn't he?
Will the Silvers be doing much more bickering with each other?
No. After the events of Book One, the group has become a tight-knit unit. The sisters are especially cozy.
Of course, I can't promise that everything will be rosy between the group and Peter Pendergen.
Will you shed some light on the overall mystery or will you Lost us out like a jerk?
Not everything will be explained in The Song of the Orphans, but you will get answers to some very huge questions. You'll most definitely learn what the Pelletiers want, and why they're particularly interested in the sisters.
Will Hannah and company remain the focus of the story, or will new characters take their place?
I didn't call it the Silvers series for nothing. That group remains the core cast for the entirety of the story.
That said, don't expect their membership to go unchanged. There may be a few additions coming, as well as a tragic subtraction or two.
What?! You bastard!
That's not a question.
Why are you such a bastard?
That's better, but I'm still not answering.
Is there anything that I, the humble reader, can do to make Books Two and Three come out faster?
As a matter of fact, yes. While The Flight of the Silvers has been faring quite nicely in a crowded book market, it's not a runaway best-seller. And so I, like the majority of authors, am forced to resort to other jobs to support my food, clothing and shelter habit. That means less time to work on the Silvers series, which means a slower release schedule.
If you'd like to get the books sooner AND help an author reach his dream of writerly self-suffience, there are a few simple things you can do:
1) Talk upThe Flight of the Silvers to people you know: your friends, your relatives, your mortal enemies, anyone you think would enjoy it. Lend out your copy if you choose. That's how I discovered some of my favorite new writers.
2) Leave a thoughtful, honest review on Amazon or Goodreads. Seriously. You have no idea how much reviews help sales, especially on Amazon. Only give me the rating you think I deserve. Don't be afraid to tell people what you didn't like. Informed buyers make great readers.
3) Buy Slick. Each sale of my debut novel contributes a couple of dollars to my Full-Time Writer fund. Though the book doesn't have the temporal sci-fi shenigans of Silvers, people still like it. You might too.
And if all that fails, I'm happy to get a nice tweet or e-mail from readers. They don't pay the bills, but they do lift my mood. I've heard from wonderful people from all over the world. The response to the book has been fantastic.
Have a question that isn't answered here? Send me an e-mail and I'll see what I can do.