How many Silvers books will there be?
The series is a big fat trilogy consisting of:

  1. The Flight of the Silvers, which first came out in 2014 and is available now in pretty much every format.
  2. The Song of the Orphans, which will be released in hardcover, e-book, and audiobook on July 4.
  3. The War of the Givens, which I’m busily writing. We won’t have a release date until I’m closer to finishing.

Is this going to be one of those “non-trilogy” trilogies where you spring a fourth book on us?
Nope. The story is done after The War of the Givens. If you knew the ending I have in mind, then you’ll understand why there won’t be any follow-ups.

Will there be any tie-in publications? A novella, perhaps?
I would love to write a novella that takes place between Books 2 and 3, a quieter story that fleshes out the world and gives new life to some of the supporting characters. Unfortunately, my schedule is completely dominated by The War of the Givens. As much as I want it, it ain’t gonna happen.

Will the whole series be available as audiobooks?
Silvers and Orphans have been acquired by Recorded Books for just that purpose. It’s still too soon to tell about Book 3. I’ll update this page as soon as I find out.

Are the Silvers the main characters in all three books?
From start to finish. But there’s a shakeup coming in The Song of the Orphans that’ll change the roster a little. Someone new is coming in and someone old is going out.

Will we see other parts of this alternate Earth before the series is done?
Absolutely. A good chunk of The War of the Givens takes place in other countries. You’ll see London, Osaka, the east coast of Mexico, and a little bit of Beijing, among other places.

How does the whole story end?
With a preposition. I didn’t have very good English teachers.

Will you answer all our burning questions by the end of the series, or will you leave us hanging like a jerk?
All questions will be answered. All plotlines will be resolved. I will not Battlestar Galactica you. I swear it.

Hey, speaking of TV shows, is there anything happening with a movie or TV version of Silvers?
Radar Pictures has the adaptation rights to the series, and they’ve been trying their damnedest to sell it as a TV show. But as with most things in Hollywood, the process is slow and ridiculously complex. All I can say with any degree of certainty is that there are some very smart people attached to the project, including an Academy Award winner.

We’ll just have to wait to see what happens. The better the books sell, the better the chances of a TV network pickup.

Is there a way I can help spread the word about Silvers that doesn’t involve spending money or killing people?
As a matter of fact, yes. There are two simple things you can do.

First, write a thoughtful and honest review on Amazon. And I mean honest. Only give me the stars you think I deserve. If there was some aspect of the book you didn’t like, then mention it. Informed buyers make good readers. And the more reviews I get, the more Amazon adds The Flight of the Silvers to their recommendation algorithms. That makes a big difference in sales.

Second: lend your copy of Silvers to someone who might enjoy it. Many people are understandably skittish about shelling out money on a brand new writer. This takes the risk away, and it connects me to a potential fan I might not have found otherwise. That’s always a good thing.

Is there a way I can help that does involve killing people?
Okay, you just made this weird.

 

Have a question that isn’t covered in this FAQ? Send me an e-mail and I’ll see what I can do.