When I was a kid to think about 2012 was to dream of a futuristic world where cars flew and robots serve us drinks. Ok, well I learned that from the Jetsons. Even as a kid I knew cars wouldn’t really be able to fold up into a briefcase. Okay, that’s a lie. They totally folded like that. And flew to the moon and drove under water and had machine gun turrets that shot candy.
Well, 2012 has arrived and the world isn’t quite like I imagined it would be. Instead of flying cars we’ve got iPads, smart phones, and Top Chef. Pretty good, even if none of those things can fly me to the moon or distribute free candy when I demand it. Even books have turned out differently than I thought. I never imagined things like Skeleton Creek, 3:15, Trackers, or Dark Eden when I was ten, but I’m glad there’s room in the modern world for many kinds of reading experiences. Heck, I’m just psyched we’re still reading!
2012 will include the totally traditional second Floors book, so you’ll be able to discover what happens to Leo and Remi in the Whippet Hotel through words, words, and more words. And Eve of Destruction, the next Dark Eden project will be headed your way before summer. It’s an exciting time for books, both traditional and Transmedia. And I’m beginning work on a new traditional YA trilogy – top secret! – so stay tuned for news on that.
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Here’s wishing all of us a great 2012, even if cars can’t fly.