I’m often asked how many books I planned (or are still planning) for the Genevieve Lenard series. I also frequently receive emails asking me to never, ever kill off Genevieve. Of course, this is the hugest compliment anyone could give me, but the end of a series is a topic I think about.
When I started The Gauguin Connection (Book 1), I knew I wanted to write a long series. That was why I took a lot of time planning the characters. I wanted a team that could continue for at least three books. They did. After I finished The Braque Connection (Book 3), I hoped for at least another two books. We got those.
Well, I’m now waiting for book 8 to be returned from my editor and my answer to the question so frequently asked is still the same as it was right in the beginning: I will continue to write adventures for Genevieve for as long as she and the team has stories to tell. (A note about the near future: Already my mind is mulling over an idea for book 9, and I have a distant thought about book 10. I reckon we’re safe for another book or two or three or…)
My aim with Genevieve’s stories to keep them fresh, fun and interesting. I believe that as long as I have fun writing the kind of books I enjoy reading and can’t put down, Genevieve will have a voice. And hopefully it also means that you will enjoy reading her adventures. I work really hard to make each book a wee bit better and wait with bated breath until the first reviews of a new book come in.
I apologise profusely (with a wicked grin) if the click-bait-ey title of my post caused mild panic attacks. After all the emails and other messages, I thought you would like to know that Genevieve doesn’t have a current expiry date (and the wonderful summer heat is adding mischief to my generally verrrrrrrry serious personality! *insert another wicked grin).
Wishing you a wonderful (sunny) weekend!!