Alter Egos:

the one in which I crush your hopes & dreams…

But only for a short time and I will rekindle them!

Okay, look, I know some of you are going to chase me down with pitchforks and daggers, to which I will say, it’s not my fault.

Well, it’s kind of my fault, kind of not but nothing’s really a fault, and in the end, it’s going to be a really excellent thing for us, and I don’t mean the royal us, but rather the collective us.

First, the excellent news that won’t crush your hopes and dreams – Riptide Publishing has contracted all four of the Prophet books, plus two shorts for Prophet and Tommy. They are a wonderful publishing company and you all know I’ve worked with Sarah Frantz on other projects. She will also be my editor at Riptide!

She fell in love with Prophet too. She might be more in love with Mal at this point (and since I just wrote five pages of Mal for a book that won’t see the light of day forever, I guess it’s catching)

Now’s the crushing hopes and dreams part. That release date for Catch A Ghost? It’s changing.


The book is done in draft form. If I’d pushed ahead without pubbing with Ripdtide it would’ve come out in April sometime (because there is cover and blog tour all set up and everything…)

But..BUT after talking with Sarah and Rachel, it was decided that it would be awesome if we could put out the first two books close together.  As in, book 1, September 9th and book 2, October 28th.

(And you still get Men of Honor #6 out in December so that’s like three in a row, people!)

So it’s like, yes, hopes and dreams crushed for now. But what hasn’t changed are the books promised to you for 2013 – you were always getting book 2 in the Fall. And then the next two, plus two shorts, will all come out between January 2014 and October 2014. So you’re actually getting more than I’d planned, because Riptide is sneaky and wonderfully evil that way.

And yes, I would’ve told you all sooner but there were things to hammer out and contracts and people involved who had to work all sorts of things out.  So I’m totally thrilled and want to thank all of you for the excitement you’ve shown for Prophet along the way 🙂

9 comments to “the one in which I crush your hopes & dreams…”

  1. togainunochi(Judi)
    March 20th, 2013 at 10:58 pm · Link

    OMG I am so happy that Riptide has the Prophet books. How did I miss this news. Love you booktwin

    • SEJakes
      March 20th, 2013 at 11:08 pm · Link

      BOOKTWIN!!! Love you too 🙂

      And you didn’t miss it – I couldn’t announce it before like, ten minutes ago :):)

      • togainunochi
        March 20th, 2013 at 11:21 pm · Link

        Good, thought I was totally under a rock or something. I hope they treat you good, cause you deserve it. “happy dance” “squeeeeeeeeee”

  2. Susan R
    March 21st, 2013 at 12:13 am · Link


  3. breezym91
    March 21st, 2013 at 3:59 am · Link

    Congrats. I was just lookin foward to a book in 8 days 🙁

  4. Natalie
    March 21st, 2013 at 11:03 am · Link

    Congratulations! I admit I was anxiously awaiting Catch A Ghost, but this is great news. I really miss Sarah’s posts at Dear Author; I’m glad she’s using her powers for good at Riptide. 🙂

  5. JR
    March 23rd, 2013 at 3:28 pm · Link

    I was looking forward to it sooner, but no worries. Totally worth the wait. Thank you so much for sharing your stories with us!

  6. Kasie
    March 23rd, 2013 at 11:20 pm · Link

    So sad its not coming out next week was so looking foward to it…….BUT congrats on your deal and ill just wait anxiously until September now 🙂

  7. Janie Friedman
    June 14th, 2013 at 4:59 am · Link

    Yay! Two Prophets AND another MOH! Finally Rex and Sawyer! And More! Thank you! I can (impatiently) wait, I guess. And congrats.

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