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Rebuilding Year sequel

February 8, 2015

The Rebuilding Year cover I’m happy to say, my editor has officially confirmed that Samhain wants my submitted sequel to The Rebuilding Year. The working title is Life, Some Assembly Required. (It’s possible marketing may not like that title as much as I do, so stay tuned.)

Right now I don’t have a release date – Samhain’s calendar is pretty full until Nov 2015, but it should be no later than that. My lovely editor is finding out whether there might be an earlier slot. I’ll let you know when I get a definite date.

Life, Some Assembly Required follows Ryan and John, the kids and their extended family, as they move forward from the end of the first book. In fact, it takes up right from that last scene. I thought originally that The Rebuilding Year would be a stand-alone. I wrote it before I ever considered publishing my work, back when I was just doing novels for my own entertainment, and I’d envisioned enough of what came next in my head. But Ryan has been nagging me for two years to write his and John’s self-discovery and coming out journey a bit further down the line. Torey would nudge me to give her a bit more closure. What’s a writer to do?

Write the sequel, I guess. Done.

And now it’s accepted, it’s coming, stay tuned for date, cover, blurb and all the details.

14 Comments leave one →
  1. stephanie permalink
    February 8, 2015 4:53 pm

    This is great news – I shall re-read The Rebuilding Year in anticipation.

    • February 8, 2015 5:08 pm

      Thanks – I’ll let you know when the sequel has a release date πŸ™‚

  2. Jennifer permalink
    February 8, 2015 5:19 pm

    Happy dance commences! I’m waiting on re-reading The Rebuilding Year again….LOL…because I’ve already re-read it more than once. I have been watching the upcoming releases posting about this sequel – because it soooooo needs a sequel. πŸ™‚ Well, OK…technically The Rebuilding Year does bring a story arc closure….so it could have been a stand alone….so happy it will not be….finger poised to click “buy” once it’s actually available…even if it’s all the way to November

    • February 8, 2015 5:37 pm

      I have my fingers crossed for sooner, because patience isn’t one of my virtues. But either way, thanks πŸ™‚

  3. Mike permalink
    February 8, 2015 11:43 pm

    I’m very happy to know that the sequel is being scheduled for publication. The Rebuilding Year is one of my absolute favorite books— and why I purchase and read everything you write. Definitely looking forward to the next chapter in John and Ryan’s story– hopefully sooner than November, 2015

    • February 9, 2015 1:19 am

      Thanks, Mike, I’ll keep you posted here. Fingers crossed πŸ™‚

  4. Elle permalink
    February 9, 2015 2:56 pm

    Great news, but… Please make it sooner than November! The Rebuilding Year is one of my absolute favourite books, so I can’t wait! Felt the ending was ripe for a sequel/conclusion as there were a few too many loose threads for my liking!

    • February 9, 2015 6:39 pm

      We’ll all think good thoughts, right? I hope it works out sooner. And yes, there were some threads left open. I hope you enjoy the result.

  5. Iva permalink
    February 9, 2015 5:33 pm

    Great News can’t wait for the next Book.

  6. Susan A permalink
    February 10, 2015 10:13 pm

    The Rebuilding Year is one of the first MM romance I read and is definitely a main reason for my love of the mm genre. I’m looking forward to this release.

    • February 10, 2015 10:18 pm

      How lovely. That’s one of the things I love best, hearing that I helped introduce someone to the genre. πŸ™‚ I hope you like it. I just got word we might get an early-summer date *fingers crossed*

  7. February 11, 2015 1:21 am

    I really enjoyed the Rebuilding Year and glad to hear there will be a 2nd!

  8. Norsher permalink
    February 11, 2015 2:44 pm

    Great news, can’t wait to read it.

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