I've been fixing up my bookmarks on my new computer, so I'm more up-to-date on my favorite authors' publishing schedules than I usually am. ;) Here's what was news to me:
Kelley Armstrong is having a prolific year: I'm excited about the two Otherworld books being released in 2008: Personal Demon (due in April, narrated by Hope) and Living with the Dead (scheduled for December--anyone know who the narrator is on this one? I'm afraid it's going to be Cass). In August we'll get The Summoning, first in a YA trilogy set in the Otherworld universe but with different characters.
Jennifer Crusie's WIP page lists a solo Crusie book due sometime in 2009 titled Always Kiss Me Goodnight. Woohooo! I can't believe it! Sadly, no blurb or any information beyond the title. Another Crusie/Mayer also due in 2009. In 2008, her collaboration (titled Dogs and Goddesses) with Anne Stuart and Lani Diane Rich will be released. They have a blog about the book here. Apparently they've finished a first draft. I wasn't crazy about her last three-person collaboration (Unfortunate Miss Fortunes) but I'll take what I can get.
Very sad news from Jasper Fforde: he won't have a book out in 2008. Shades of Grey is the first book in a new series (not Thursday Next or Nursery Crime) and will be out summer 2009. Don't know what it's about but this is hilarious: "Fforde has bravely branched out into new territory: Books that are not metafiction. In a shocking statement to the world's media, British author and former teenager Jasper Fforde announced that he would be 'making up all his own characters' for a three-part saga..." He is contracted for another Thursday Next. Thank goodness, though it looks like it won't be out until 2010. (Can that be right? That date looks like something out of SciFi.)
Eloisa James: Duchess by Night due in July (third in Duchess series)
Susanna Kearsley's The Winter Sea (due out March 24 in the UK and Canada) has a cover. Very pretty!
SEP says she's working on a new book (not in the Stars series), but no other info. I have to say that the covers of her new mmpb reissues are awful. Especially It Had to Be You. I was going to post it here, but I just can't let it defile my blog. If you haven't seen it and don't know what I'm talking about, click here. What woman would want to carry that around??
Nora Roberts's summer hardcover release is titled Tribute. Anyone know anything about it? Books 2 and 3 of her Sign of the Seven trilogy are due in May and December. I have the first one, but I can't decide if I should read it now or wait until all three are out.