A reader wants to know what happened to an author she enjoyed – and my google-fu yielded little.
I loved the Enchanted, Inc. books by Shanna Swendson, but after she couldn’t sell the 5th book (per her out-of-date website), I see nada.
From what I can tell, I think the story, unfortunately, ends there. But perhaps she’s started writing under a new name?
Anyone know what’s up?
ETA: Sorry comments were closed – open sesame!
ETA II, 6 August 2012: I have received an email from Shanna Swendson!
Last October, I was the subject of one of your “What Ever Happened To?” posts, with readers curious about what happened to the Enchanted, Inc. series. I thought you (and your readers) might be interested in an update. My agent whacked me about the head and shoulders with the Clue Stick and finally convinced me to digitally publish the rest of the series. Although the US publisher didn't want to continue the series, the Japanese publisher did, so I wrote books 5 and 6 for them. Since they were sitting on my hard drive, I eventually decided that the only way to get them out there was to do it myself.
Book 5, Much Ado About Magic, will be published August 15 and book 6, No Quest for the Wicked, is coming in October. I just struck a deal with the Japanese publisher to do a seventh book and am currently writing that. I imagine that one will be digitally published in English, as well, depending on what happens with books 5 and 6. You can take partial credit for this coming about because the response from readers to your post (and the shock of feeling like a has-been for even being the subject of a “What Ever Happened To?” — in Hollywood, that would make me a candidate for a third-tier reality show) had a lot to do with convincing me that people really would want to read these books, even if it was digital only (and we're working on getting a paper version, as well).
So, thanks for being part of the kick in the pants!