First of all, infinite hugs to my readers. You are the best. It has been SO MUCH FUN seeing ENDLESSLY go out into the world and be received with this level of excitement and enthusiasm. To have Evie embraced as a character and narrator makes my cold, shriveled heart expand ten times! I'm returning all the presents to Who-ville!
Anyway. Suffice it to say: I love love love the amount of love I have been getting for this series.
I have also been receiving/seeing many requests to continue the series beyond the three books. Which is AWESOME. It makes me so happy that readers want to spend even more time with Evie in her world.
But (yes, here's the but, you knew it was coming), Evie's story is done. At least the written part. Do I know what happens after the books? I have ideas of how her Happily Ever After is structured, yes. Am I going to tell you?
I want you to decide how her happily ever after continues. Because she's yours now. I told the parts of her story that I wanted to tell, and I can honestly say I have absolutely no plans to write another Evie book. For me a young adult series ends when you take the teen and put them through the gate between childhood and adulthood, and in this case I did that...pretty literally. (NO SPOILERS. GO READ IT.) Do I think Evie has more adventures? Absolutely! But not that I want to write a book about. Her arc, for me as a writer, is done.
(Which isn't to say there aren't more ways to tell her story...and yes, the option for film/television is still being actively pursued by my producers!)
Evie's story was always a trilogy, and to extend past that would feel disingenuous to me as a storyteller. I have nothing against longer series--I may do some very long series in the future--but THIS series is a trilogy.
It's all good, though. I have many, many voices and many, many stories that need telling, too! MIND GAMES is out in February, which is like SIX MONTHS AWAY, guys! And then another book next fall! From now into the foreseeable publishing future, I'll have a book out every six months. You won't even have time to go into withdrawal.
In Other News: I talk about whether publishing killed my love of writing on my not-very-secret-tumblr account, Stephanie Perkins has a new book deal that I am OBSCENELY excited about, and stay tuned for title announcements/foreign publishing excitement!