Hello my darling fan bubble!
I’ve had a weird night and a weirder day. The end of this tale is… The GBT series will step up a notch after Chris.
It all started with me designing a new cover last night. I though I should wrap the German translation of THE TROUBLE WITH DATING SUE into a new jacket. So I played around for hours on end until I had a book cover that I’m calling yet the best I ever made. It’s just so pretty and so lovely, and I realized, it was
1. too much “girly” for a boy-POV book, and
2. way too awesome to only use it for a German edition.
So that you get an idea of what I’m talking about, here’s a cover snippet for you. :)
So what are my options? I could either use it for both editions – but then the color sceme would still scream girl book in everybody’s face – or I could save it for a later story. And that’s what I’m actually going to do. I’ll hold this new cover back for Chloe’s book.
But that’s not all I have to tell you. Recently, I’ve been feeling the need for a change. I’ve written 6 books in the Grover Beach Team series, and that’s really a lot. I would like to try new stuff. Taking it up a notch to new adult. Not just kisses anymore but maybe a little more heat and steam in the books.
Don’t panic, I’ll definitely not go porn. But Chloe is an experienced girl and only kisses wouldn’t do her character justice. Having that said, I’m going to continue the series, but in a new way. The final books (because I know you’re dying to read about Chloe, Justin and Nick) will be like extractions from the series. They will be about the characters you know, but they won’t be in this sweet, innocent style anymore. Well, not completely anyway.
If I can go through with this idea, these books will not be numbered. They will just appear as standalones, with a reference to the GBT series. If, however, I’ll find out that I can’t write love scenes the way I would like to, everything will go back to normal. Time will tell how this is going to work out for Chloe, Justin, Nick and me. ;)
Happy end of summer!