Friday, June 3, 2011

Q: Will POSSESSION have a sequel? A: YES!!!

Sort of. Okay, not really.

But POSSESSION will have a companion that will be published by Simon Pulse (Simon & Schuster) in Summer 2012. A lot of you haven't read POSSESSION yet, so I don't want to spoil too much.

Here's the Publisher's Marketplace deal: Elana Johnson's FUGITIVE, a companion to POSSESSION, again to Anica Rissi at Simon Pulse, for publication in Summer 2012, by Michelle Andelman at Regal Literary (NA).

Doesn't tell you much, does it? *lips zipped*

Okay, I will spill a couple of things:
1. FUGITIVE (companion novel, tentatively titled) is set in the same story world as POSSESSION.

2. There are two new narrating characters that you'll get to follow and experience some wicked control stuff with.

3. You will see some characters from POSSESSION on the page in FUGITIVE, so there are sequential elements in the companion novel.

4. No, I will not tell you who you'll see. But...

5. Someone flies.

6. Someone lies.

7. Someone dies.

Okay, enough secretz!

The real question is: Should I celebrate with bacon, sour patch kids, or Big Macs? Hmm...decisions, decisions.

And holy brown cows, Batman! There is an amazing POSSESSION contest going on right now via Ali Cross, Christine Fonseca, Beth Revis, Lisa & Laura Roecker, Jamie Harrington, and Shannon Messenger! CHECK IT OUT.

73 comments:

Laura Pauling said...

Congratulations! That is terrific news! So happy for you and Lila with their sequel. So cool. :)

Jennifer said...

Congratulations and Ummm Bacon is the only real choice there unless they are bacon flavored sour patch kids and bacon on the big mac!

Natalie Aguirre said...

That is SO exciting. Congrats and please celebrate with something besides bacon (from your vegetarian friend.)

Katie Ganshert said...

Congrats!! How about you try a combo of all three? Might be on to something there....

Jessi said...

Congrats, congrats, congrats! I am very excited to hear that! ....**things I want to say that are too spoilery**...

YAY!

**Holding my breath and praying for an ARC** (lol)

Artemis Grey said...

Congrats! Can't wait to read both!

I suggest you cook wrap the burger in bacon and then sprinkle the sour patch kids on top of it. Yum.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Congrats, I've been waiting for this announcement. Yay!!!!!! :D

Paul Greci said...

Congrats, Elana!!! :-) :-) :-)

Christine Fonseca said...

WOO HOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

B.E. Sanderson said...

Throw some bacon on the Big Mac and have the sour patch kids for dessert. Win all the way around. =o)

Way to go on the companion novel. I can't wait to read Possession and now I'll have another book to look forward to. Congratulations!

Ishta Mercurio said...

WOO-HOO - congratulations!

And DUH - celebrate with all of them, of course!

storyqueen said...

Flying! Lying! Dying!

(I'll probably be crying!)

In 4 days, your book I'll be Buying!

Shelley

Renae said...

Congrats!!! And now I am dying to read it! Can't wait!

Lydia Sharp said...

Awesome! CONGRATS!!!

WindyA said...

Woohoo! you're such a rockstar! So excited for you!!

Cherie Reich said...

YAY! Congratulations! And, I can't wait to read POSSESSION. Just waiting for Amazon to send it. *laughs*

Sara McClung ♥ said...

Um, Elana. How could you ask such an easily answered question? You should celebrate with bacon, Big Macs, AND sour patch kids.

Duh ;-)

Charity Bradford said...

*squee* I'm already excited about Fugitives. I have so many unanswered questions.

My daughter read Possession and really liked it. I hoped she would write a blog post for me, but she's waiting for school to get out I guess. Sometimes I never know what's going on in her head. :)

Kristi Helvig said...

YAY!!!!! But I still don't know whether that means I'm going to have closure...I need closure! Also, I didn't get past the bacon, so I'd go with that. :)

Taffy said...

AWESOME! You teaser, you!
Can't you have bacon on your Big Mac? And finish off with Oreos AND sour patch??
Congrats on all your amazingness!

Jennifer Shirk said...

That's wonderful!! (except that someone dies) LOL

I still have to read Possession. Looking forward to it though. :)

Karen @ Scobberlotch said...

Congratulations! And such great teasers about what's to come.

Chantele Sedgwick said...

Congratulations!! I'd probably choose bacon to celebrate with. It's just that good. :D

Meredith said...

Yay!!! Congratulations!!! We readers definitely appreciate it, too. :) You should celebrate with all three!

Kristi said...

YAY!!!! And congratulations!

Definitely go with the Sour Patch Kids!!!

Matthew MacNish said...

Thank goodness, because a true sequel wouldn't work.

Tere Kirkland said...

Sounds like fun! Can't wait to hear more about it.

And I vote for bacon! Delicious bacon... mmmm....

Angela Ackerman said...

WOOT! I am so happy for you, Elana! Congrats!!

Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

Shannon Whitney Messenger said...

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Another secret I no longer have to keep!

*tosses confetti*

Christine Rains said...

Congratulations! I vote for sour patch kids, because I haven't had them in a long time. Bacon should be consumed every weekend!

Jonathon Arntson said...

Is this a publicity stunt?

beth said...

Flies...lies....DIES?!?!

You know how to hook 'em!

Krispy said...

That is VERY EXCITING! CONGRATS!!!

Also, why do you have to be such a tease?! And a rhyming one at that.

Celebrate with bacon. THEN have some sour patch watermelons (my favorite!) for dessert. ;)

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Wait! WHAT?! NO SEQUEL????!!! Please, God, tell me she's joking! Please, please, please be joking.

Library Gal said...

Sour patch kids for sure! my fav! and yay for another book!!

Marsha Sigman said...

I would just about kill for a big mac right now. Ok, not really but it sounds good.

With some bacon and sour patch kids on the side.

I cannot wait to read Possession. I'm totally emailing you after...just a heads up.lol

Elle Strauss said...

Great news, you must be stoked! Can't wait to read Possession!

ashelynn hetland said...

Oh yay! Congrats. :D

Bee said...

You are such a tease!
And having two new narrating characters is so cool. I can see already how amazing this will be.

Michelle Merrill said...

WOOHOO! That's awesome. Sour patch kids all the way! Sorry, kind of biased (you can sneak in some bacon there). :) I can't wait to read your book! Four more days...

Mary Ann said...

Crazy exciting about Fugitives!
I like bacon snatched from its own juices just as it's about to burn. Melt in your mouth goodness!

Stephanie Thornton said...

So cool! I'm going to read Possession while I'm in Turkey--double the fun!

And definitely celebrate with Sour Patch Kids. They're the best!

Susanne Drazic said...

I'd have picked Licorice Twizzlers, if they had been a choice, but since they weren't, have to go with the Sour Patch Kids!
: )

Miriam Forster said...

That's pretty stinking AWESOME, I gotta say.

Also, I vote bacon. :)

Lydia K said...

I just saw the deal on PM! Go Elana!

Lisa and Laura said...

WOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOO! Can't wait to jump back into this crazy world! Congratulations, Elana!

Theresa Milstein said...

Can't wait to find out which characters resurface and which new ones come up. Congratulations, Elana!

Liesl said...

Yipeeeeee! I've grown a little tired of YA series lately but I LOVE companion novels. A little familiarity but new characters and story lines. Love it!

Lindsay said...

Squeeeeeee. I love companion novels. Can't wait. Now I just need to get my pre-ordered copy of Possession. Hurry up release date!!!!!

catherinemjohnson said...

That's awesome, congratulations Elana! And definitely bacon.

Michelle Walkenhorst said...

Super exciting!! bacon wrapped big mac with sour patch kids as an appetizer. You CAN have it all!!

Serenissima said...

Congrats! Celebrate with the Big Mac and sour patch kids for dessert tonight. Then do bacon for breakfast tomorrow.

Nisa said...

So exciting! Next week can't come fast enough! Sure was I could be in Utah!

Jemi Fraser said...

Love it!! :) CANNOT wait for the companion book!! :)

Nicole Zoltack said...

Yay, that's awesome! I come back from vacation to learn such wonderful news. I'm so happy o you!

A Backwards Story said...

EXCELLENT news! I was going to send you a tweet asking about this, but I forgot! :) :) :)

L.T. Elliot said...

I'm so ridiculously happy about this news!!! As for what to celebrate with, I say sour patch kids and ginger ale. Kick it old school, E.

LynNerd said...

Hi Elana,

Congrats on the release of Possession in a few days. The companion book sounds like another winner. You're on a roll! I'm looking forward to following you and your work. I say you splurge and have some bacon! Crispy. Yep, that sounds so yummy.

Sara B. Larson said...

Yay, Yay, Yay!! I'm so happy for you! I hope you had a great celebration. :D

Claire Dawn said...

I just saw this in PW and raced over to say congrats.

CONGRATS!!!!

RaShelle said...

Hey Elana! I love your ninja. She's awesome. Totally excited about your companion book. Yay for you!!

Caroline Starr Rose said...

Go, you! What a great way to start your launch week!!! xo

Holly Ruggiero said...

Congrats!

I say bacon appetizers, Big Mac entrée, sour patch dessert!:)

Sarah Wylie said...

Congrats, Elana! I can't wait to read both POSSESSION and FUGITIVE.

Leslie Rose said...

A-W-E-S-O-M-E! Go all the way - maple bacon. You must be so excited to jump back into the world of POSSESSION.

Chelsey said...

CONGRATS! That is fantastically exciting!

Julie Hedlund said...

You are a woman after my own heart with the bacon and sour patch kids. Gorged on them at the movie last night...

Congratulations on your amazing news. I'm taking Possession with me on my summer trip - can't wait to read it!

T C Mckee said...

Congrats! That's awesome news. So excited for you. I'm picking up POSSESSION tomorrow. Can't wait to read it. Happy Launch day. I don't know how you could eat bacon right now. With ten hours left on the countdown, I'd be hovering over the toilet,chicky.

Michael Di Gesu said...

AWESOME NEWS ELANA!!!!! CONGRATS!!!!

Solvang Sherrie said...

I'm glad to hear there'll be more because that ending definitely made me want more!

Penelope Lolohea said...

This is the best news I've heard all week! I was hoping for a sequel/companion novel, so I'm way excited to hear there will be a companion novel...with sequel elements. :)

Congratulations!! And you should definitely celebrate with some Big Macs!

Donea Lee said...

This is amazingly awesome!! CONGRATS!!! Slap some bacon on your Big Mac and SPK's for dessert! :)

Ben A. Bell and Melora J. Bell said...

I read about the sale on YALitChat and rushed over here...looks like a lot of people beat me to it! CONGRATS on selling your new book. I hope it's followed by many more. :-)
-- Laura (who is looking forward to the next WriteOnCon)

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