This post is for those wonderful people out there who read and enjoyed Maddie's story in Johnny Doesn't Drink Champagne, who keep writing to me asking what is happening with the next book. Yes. There is a 'book two'. It isn't out yet - but it will be. Soon. (Yes, that does mean I'm still writing it).
The sequel's title is Johnny and the Vampires of Versailles and it is set (partly) at the time of the French Revolution. Like the first book - the story is a wild time-travel adventure that romps through a particularly bloody episode in the history of France. Like the medieval period that Maddie visited in book one, it's a time when innocent people died during ugly political struggles. Perfect territory for a romantic, headstrong girl like Maddie, and a great place for Johnny to demonstrate what it really means to be a hero.
I have a very talented young designer working on the cover, even as we speak. Her name is Eden Antonia and she is brilliant. Here is a draft version of the cover for the new book - note that it is NOT FINISHED - we haven't even decided on the tagline, as you will see. But I absolutely love the concept and wanted to show you and get some opinions on it.