Creativity strikes people in many ways, but for me, it often happens when I mash-up two different ideas. By taking two very different things and combining them, something new and intriguing emerges.
After working so hard to finish the Harbinger series and mashing up some of my other worlds, I wanted to try something new. To create a new world that didn’t borrow from the legends I’ve already told.
I’ve been fascinated by martial arts since Karate Kid came out and I’ve studied several branches of kung fu. I also loved the film “Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon” and learned about the origin of wuxia novels. Last year, I had an opportunity to spend a month in China and visited the ancient palaces and learned even more about the unique culture there. There was another plot idea that I’d been saving since a trip our family took to Alaska, but it was in China that the two ideas collided and created my new series – The Grave Kingdom.
This is an adventure story. It’s fantasy but it doesn’t leverage any of my previous magic systems or worlds. It’s something new, something exciting and dangerous, and I’m so thrilled to announce that the first book, The Killing Fog, will be released in March 2020. All three books in this series are slated to be published in 2020, so you won’t have to wait long to see how Bingmei’s adventure unfolds. I think you will like our new heroine. She’s been so fun to write and has a story worth telling.
You can pre-order the first book here: https://amzn.to/2xHTqp0
I will be updating my website soon with some additional details about this new world. Stay tuned!