Two Book Deal!!

A little while back I posted on Twitter that I had preliminary good news, but couldn’t share until it became liminary.

Well today is Liminary Day, baby!

I am thrilled to announce that we’ve sold the first two books of a new series to DAW.  My tentative series title is Magic ex Libris.  This will be a current-day fantasy series, and it will be awesome.

How is this awesome?  Let me share just a few of the ways…

1. DAW is doubling my advance from my last book.  (I’ll have more to say about this later, once I’ve gotten over the initial squee.)

2. It will be fun!!!  The ideas I get to play with … I don’ t know how to talk about it without major spoilers, but I’m going to have a blast with this.

3. The protagonist of the first book will be a librarian, and everyone knows librarians are made of 110% awesomeness.

4. Smudge will be in it.

Oh, yes.  That’s right.  I’m going to be writing Smudge the fire-spider again.  (Those of you who are familiar with my short fiction might have a guess as to how I’ll be bringing Smudge into our world.  You’d be right.)

My deadline to turn in the first Magic ex Libris book is January of 2012, meaning it’s time for me to get to work writing those two short stories, revising Snow Queen, outlining the new book … oh boy.  If you need me, I’ll be at my computer.