Last year when I published Empowered: Rebel, I’d posted here that the series was complete. Done. How wrong I was. I’d always known there was more to Mathilda’s story, and had considered writing another book after Rebel. Now I realize a fifth book is not only important to the series, it’s absolutely necessary.
Rebel ended with so many things up in the air. The fate of Mat and her friends. What would happen to the world itself. I’d made a mistake moving on so quickly.
Fortunately, Mat wouldn’t leave me alone. She kept coming up to me in my imagination, and insisting I tell the rest of her story. After a few months of this, I wised up and realized I’d better do as she wanted, and got to work.
I’m working on revising the first book in my second series, as well, but Empowered: Hero will be out sometime in the next several months. I’ll keep you posted. After all, Mat would expect no less.