Since we’re now past the midpoint of 2019 — I’d ask how that happened, but I think pretty much the same thing every year — I thought it might be a good idea to let you all know what will be happening for the remainder of the year and on into the first half of 2020. I don’t have any major plans to cut back on the number of books I release; it looks as though I’ll have ten new books in 2020, just as I did in 2019. Since I only have one book left to write for a 2019 release, I think I can safely say that nothing much should change for the second half of this year.
I’ve made the tough decision to end the Witches of Canyon Road series with Haunted Hearts (Book 8), which will release in mid-November (Book 7, Higher Ground, will be out on August 21st). I had several reasons for deciding to end the series after eight books, the main one being that I can only juggle so many different series at a time. Since I have several new series I want to launch next year, I have to make some room in my schedule. Also, Haunted Hearts wraps up several story lines that have been unfolding in the background of those books, so it just makes sense to end things there.
Never fear, though! Part of the reason why I’m saying farewell to my Canyon Road witches is that I’ll be launching a new series set in the same world that began in my original Witches of Cleopatra Hill books. This new series, The Witches of Wheeler Park, takes the action back to northern Arizona and focuses more closely on the Wilcox witch clan in Flagstaff. Also, because the Wheeler Park books begin approximately three years after the end of Darktide, you’ll get to see more of Connor and Angela and some of the other people from the Cleopatra Hill books, although the focus will be on a new problem and a new set of characters. The first book, Storm Born, is slated to launch in February 2020, with the next two coming in April and July.
This October, the next book in my Project Demon Hunters series, Unseen Voices, will release. This new book (and the two to follow) focuses on Rosemary McGuire, the psychic Audrey befriended in the first three books. Rosemary is set to have some pretty scary adventures of her own, although she’ll have some new — and very attractive — help from an unexpected ally. The second trilogy in the series will continue with Unmarked Graves, releasing in January 2020, and then conclude in Unbroken Vows, which is scheduled to come out in March.
In December, I’ll be releasing a quasi-holiday romance (I say “quasi” because while the book will be set during the holidays, they’re not the total focus of the story). This book, Charmed, I’m Sure, is actually a sequel to Sympathy for the Devil, and will involve the demon Asmodeus’ quest for love in Los Angeles. I’ve had so many people tell me how much they loved Asmodeus and Beelzebub in Sympathy that I decided to give both of them their own books — Beelzebub’s story will be covered in A Wing and a Prayer, which should come out in early June, thus wrapping up a trilogy that I’m calling The Devil You Know.
And that takes us to approximately a year from now! I do have tentative plans for the second half of 2020, but I’m going to wait and see how things go with everything else before I announce any titles for August-December. If you want to get advance release news, cover reveals, and lots more “insider” information about my books, please join my Facebook group, Christine Pope’s Paranormal Posse. That’s really the best way to keep up to date on everything I’m doing and writing, so I hope to see you there!