Lorna Freeman Message Board
nautika posts on 1/30/2008 6:54:27 PM
I went to Waldenbooks today to pick up another book and asked for information on Lorna Freeman's next book. The clerk waiting on me (not the one best acquainted with the fantasy section) said it was due out in February. She was reserving it for me when I left and she hasnt called me to say she was unable to do so. Sounds too good to be true, doesnt it?
Dan posts on 1/27/2008 2:01:11 PM
Several of you have referred to a publisher's email address. If you still have it, please post it. Maybe we can raise the level of interest at the publisher if we bug them enough.
silv posts on 1/19/2008 3:01:59 AM
I'm really disappointed that Shadow's Past is not out. I was really looking forward to it. I really hope the publisher changes their mind and do publish it. I really want to read it.
Ash posts on 1/15/2008 7:58:03 AM
I'm wondering at this point if it wasn't specifically Shadows Past that the publisher had a problem with, since if she's working in another book in the same universe it's likely reserved by that publisher. Stranger and stranger.
(You know, at this point I'm okay with waiting a year or two for the next novel - I just want to know *why*. Argh.)
Mary posts on 1/14/2008 1:56:28 PM
That last comment was mine; NOT the editors. I didn't realize the formatting would change when the message was posted. Sorry for the confusion.
zach posts on 1/14/2008 1:08:37 PM
I find it hard to believe that Penguin canceled the publication of Shadow's Past because of poor sales of the earlier books. While I do not know the numbers, the series was well received by critics and, certainly, by readers.
Mary posts on 1/14/2008 9:54:55 AM
Good news. Lorna is still writing. I contacted Lorna's editor last month and she emailed the following: "The publication of SHADOWS PAST has been cancelled. The author is working on a different book set in the same world, but I am afraid we do not have a new publication date for it yet." If you liked Lorna's books, it's important to post favorable reviews to attract other readers, which will increase sales, which will make it more likely that Lorna will get more contracts, and keep writing. Mary
shadowma'at posts on 1/14/2008 1:39:02 AM
I tracked down the email addy, too, and tried it, but no luck so far. That was almost two weeks ago, but I knew it was a long shot since it doesn't look as if she's contributed to that site for a couple of years. If I DO ever hear anything, though, I'll be sure to post.
I have a bad feeling we may never see the book. If it's a lack of popularity thing there's always a chance Lorna could find someone else to take it (or self-publish), but if something has happened to Lorna herself...
Anyway, if Penguin says they don't have it and aren't planning to publish it any time soon, that means the book isn't available. Don't throw your money away trying to order it, even if they say (or imply) that they have it in stock. New American Library is just another subset of Penguin, so don't be fooled by seeing a "different" publisher listed.
julie posts on 1/13/2008 11:02:48 PM
Yeah, I got the post card again, only this time it was not quite as bad. Instead of check back in a year, I was told to check back in three to six months. At least the book exists. We just have to wait for it. Frown.
Leah posts on 1/11/2008 7:20:54 PM
I emailed Penguin yesterday and got a response saying:
"Thank you for your inquiry regarding Lorna Freeman’s Borderlands series. The third book in this series is no longer scheduled for publication, and no additional information is available at this time. Should you care to check back periodically, information relating to future publications by this author will be posted on our website as it becomes available."
I have become really disheartened hearing this news and hope for some positive news if anyone has any. I will try emailing the author (if that's her real email) and see if I can get a response too.
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