"I’m writing CLARIEL: THE LOST ABHORSEN at the moment. It is set about 300 years before the events of SABRIEL, in an extremely settled era of the Old Kingdom, where there is almost no threat from the Dead or Free Magic, and the Abhorsens are considered something between an archaic remnant of worse times and municipal rat-catchers. Clariel will probably be a 2013 release.
Meep! Something or someone ate my rich text editor! Thank the gods Xanga's is still working...I just wrote what I wanted on there and plopped the HTML over here.
Anywho, my real name is Dayanara and I've been in love with the Old Kingdom series since I was in 7th grade...which I think makes it about 1998. I recently left Facebook because I was mad about the forced layout/formatting change, which rots, because I miss being on Garth's friend list. At least I have Firefox's live bookmarks to keep me up to date on his Amazon blog! He doesn't always post the same things there as he does on Facebook, but it'll have to do.
I'd like to give a special shoutout to the members of this group who have charter mark tattoos...I'm sure there are probably one or two! (There were at least three in the group I was in on Facebook!) I feel like I'm somewhat a part of that little subset because I'm the only person I know who has legally changed her name in favor of Old Kingdom characters. No joke. I took Dayanara from the former Miss Universe 'cause I thought it was pretty and made Sanar and Ryelle my middle and last names because I lurv the Clayr...and the names are pretty, too. I enjoy going back and reading the parts of Lirael where she was still in the Glacier just because it involves the Clayr and I think it would be fab to hear the story of a successful Clayr someday...even if it's only a story I write for myself and pass down to my children.
Oh and did I mention that I'm dressing up as a Clayr for a costume ball next month? I emailed Garth for some costume tips back in 2004, as that was going to be my last time trick-or-treating (at least until I have children ^_^), but I ended up having to march, so it got put on the back burner until just a few months ago. I'll have pix to share later on...promise!