Do you like sequels? Sequels have really hit their stride. Movies such as Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter and the Twilight series are just a few of the most popular. I’ve never been one to be much interested in sequels, though I do like series books and I have several favorite authors. When a new book in their series become available, I’m usually one of the first purchasers. But sequels – I’ve never been that interested.
Until I wrote Riley’s Journey… Even at the time I wrote Riley’s, it was never intended as a future sequel, but I received so many requests, I decided to give it a try. Unfortunately, the publisher who first released Riley’s rejected the sequel and I was afraid at the time that would be the result. My editor had left and opened her own online book store and I wondered about trying to sell a second book to an editor who had never read the first. So I took my sequel to my previous editor’s site and she accepted it immediately, saying it was the perfect sequel and even for a smaller site, Into the Savage Dawn has done very well. I just recently completed the third in the series and my publisher/editor accepted it immediately. In my heart, the journey started in Riley’s ends with Beyond Tomorrow. But who can really say? If the interest is there, my fictional friends just might entice me to write another chapter in their time travel journey.
P.L. Parker is the author of two 99 cent ebooks – Riley’s Journey and Fiona.