Wednesday, July 20, 2011

I'm Having Irish Twins!

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!

36 comments:

  1. Woot! Congratulations on this incredible news!! Everyone at BCM is so very happy for you!

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  2. WHOOOOOOOOO CONGRATULATIONS!

    This gif:

    http://i981.photobucket.com/albums/ae300/thecityofdis/confetti.gif

    is how I feel now.

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  3. On a more serious note it needs to be 6 days from now so I can read Wildefire in one full sitting and then spend the next year wandering in a withdrawn haze, awaiting the sequel.

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  4. *HAPPY DANCE*

    yay!!! SO HAPPY FOR YOU :) :) :)

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  5. YAY for you and for all your readers, too! Congrats!

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  6. Congratulations! I was really hoping that there was a second book in the mix. Now I am even more thrilled that there is a third! I will have to swing by and read the interview. That video you did was hilarious... like always. I am glad that you clarified what the E stood for. I always thought it was for the characters last name but, now that you mentioned it I can see how it stands for "everyone is going to misspell my F*ing title."

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  7. Congrats!! Love the two new titles and STILL can't wait to read Wildefire! Loved the interview with quotes from the book, so unique.

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  8. Major congrats, guy! Super titles. Best wishes for a successful launch of WILDEFIRE!

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  9. Congrats Karsten! So exciting! :D

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  10. SQUEEEEEEE!! Congrats!! Can't wait to read them all! :o)

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  11. WOO HOO!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE the new titles. Can't wait to read them!

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  12. Official congrats!!!!! And I LOVE the titles.

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  13. So exciting! Congrats Karsten!

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  14. Congrats to you! The titles are awesome!
    -Katelyn

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  15. Oh no. You shouldn't have told me there's a cliffhanger. Oh well, I know I'm going to read and love it anyways. Am jealous of Amazon having stock. I hope The Book Depository gets theirs soon too! Love all the book titles and covers. Congrats :)

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  16. Congrats Karsten!! Wildefire is going to be my next read, so I'll be sure to tell you how much I hate you for the cliffhanger ending next Thursday at your launch :)

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  17. You mean I have to wait till next summer to read the next part of the story? Aaaaah! I guess that's the issue when I get ARC's, then I have to wait even longer than if I'd just waited for the actual book to come out. Oh well, I'm anxiously awaiting next summer!

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  18. Congratulations! Brilliant news.

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  19. WOOT! As a pyromaniac, I highly approve.

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  20. I'm reading Wildefire now and I'm loving it so far. Ash is fierce and fabulous.

    Many, many congratulations! It must feel amazing. :)

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  21. So awesome! They look great, good titles. Can't wait for Wildefire! Congrats!

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  22. So awesome, I loved Wildefire! Congrats!! :)

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  23. Lovely to hear your about the twins:D I am currently reading on my very cheap ereader, but!!! opposed to my double the price ereader that froze, had no light and was in black and white..this cheap ereader, like mega cheap...is in colour and OooOOo does the cover of Wildefire ( spelt correctly) light up gorgeous:D Very important that cover looks all glowy and lovely on ereader. About half way through book:D I likey!! err... and true you don't have to wear pants when reading it, but I find it comfy..hmmm..yup!

    Michelle A

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  24. 2 more! Very very awesome Karsten!

    One question though - is the ending of book 2 going to make me want to hit you over the head with a dead fish the way the ending of book 1 did?

    I'll still read it...just wondering ;)

    Congratulations!!!!

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  25. Congrats!!!! I assumed that there would at least be one more book due to the ending, but ... you know what assuming can lead to.

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  26. Yay for you... and me! I CANNOT wait!

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  27. Those titles are seriously awesome! Congrats! Of course I'd prefer Embers & Echoes to be released, oh I'd say...NOW! But Summer 2012 is okay, I guess.

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  28. Hurray! I'm so excited...time to spread the news about your books after I read your letter for Amazon. :)

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