Soooo, Charlaine Harris announced to USA Today that she's soon leaving the whole Sookie Stackhouse/vampire/HBO True Blood thingy behind, and... guess what?
Aww, you guessed. Writing a YA novel - a graphic, in collaboration with Christopher Golden.
While I don't argue with any writer's urge to write the next thing -- heck, I hate anyone trying to limit me to the last genre I dabbled in -- I do have a question: is it just me, or lately does it seem like YA is everyone's next career move? And what sort of baffles me/chaps my hide is the description of said YA novel:
Cemetery Girl will combine fantasy and paranormal mystery to tell the story of a teenaged girl with amnesia who has grown up living alone in amid the gravestones.
Again, is it just me, or did Our Neil already write a novel with basically the same premise called The Graveyard Book...?
Publishers are said to be counting on Stackhouse's huge, massive, NYT-Bestselling-for-weeks-on-end following to follow her to YA graphic novels.
Via Heroes & Heartbreakers.
Postscript: In MUCH COOLER NEWS, Shannon Hale has come out with a SEQUEL to THE PRINCESS ACADEMY!!!
Color me pleased.