Well, not really. Not in the Arnold Schwarzenneger-in-the-movie-Junior-male-pregnancy-and-I'm-going-to-need-a-C-Section way. I've always thought of myself more as Kindergarten Cop Arnold anyway. "It's not a too-mah!"
So if you've read WILDEFIRE and its horrific, tantalizing, possibly "I hate you Karsten"-inducing cliffhanger at the end, you probably saw this coming but:
Karsten Knight's next two books that continue the dangerous story of a fiery volcano demigoddess, to Courtney Bongiolatti at Simon & Schuster Children's, in a two-book deal, by Mary Kole at Andrea Brown Literary Agency (World).
But that, my friends, is only half the fun of this announcement. Somehow, in the vast tundra of cyberspace after the SEND button was clicked, the titles for WILDEFIRE 2 and 3 got lost off the back of the dogsled and did not make it into this listing. I share them with you now, using tiles from the WILDEFIRE cover:
Embers & Echoes and Afterglow will be released Summers 2012 and 2013 respectively. What do you think? Also, if someone with GoodReads Librarian Status wants to do the honors...
In the meantime, check out Day 3 of the ongoing WILDEFIRE Blog Tour, an interview where I could only answer using only quotes from WILDEFIRE (this was a difficult but fun one to do).
A Behind-the-Book letter I did on WILDEFIRE for Amazon.
And apparently WILDEFIRE is already in stock at Amazon. Huzzah!