Update From the Writing Desk
Read below for an update from Aria on the release of Book 3 in the Heroes of the Trojan War Series.
First off – Thank You! The outpouring of support and love for this series has been tremendous. Since The Princess of Sparta hit the press in 2014, we’ve had over 30,000 copies printed or downloaded. It has been well received by a wide array of reviewers, and both men and women are loving this new interpretation of Troy’s star-crossed lovers. Thank you for coming along on this journey with Paris, Helen and I.
Book 3 (working title “The Princess of Troy”) was supposed to drop this year. Alas, life intervened and I have yet to get a manuscript to my editors. Shortly after Princess of Prophecy was released, I started a family with my own soulmate/partner. As fellow parents can attest, the workload you think you can handle pre-child, and the one you end up doing, are two very different things. Instead of shuttering myself off to write, I decided to take the last year to enjoy the nuances of motherhood and devote myself to my son. Unlike Hecuba, it has been a wonderful experience to date. ;o)
As my boy transitions to toddler-hood, I am now back in the writing saddle. Major groundwork has been done on Book 3, and I expect to have a first draft finished by the end of the year. I am VERY excited about the twists in this chapter of the Trojan saga and the new characters I get the privilege of introducing to you. Never fear that this series will not be finished! I might not be able to produce a book a year, but slow and steady wins the race. I have a series bible with rough outlines for at least eight books, the deepest exploration of this pivotal time period in fictional print. We will delve into the events leading up to the Trojan War, the war itself, and at least one book dedicated to the aftermath.
Well, I’m off to work. Thanks again, and keep on reading!