Monday, February 13, 2012

Hello, World!

Back in the days when I had aspirations of being a computer programmer, one of the first programs I learned to write for Windows was a program that simply said, "Hello world!" I thought that was kind of funny at the time. I mean who would ever need to write a program that would say hello to the whole world?

Now we do that all the time just by posting a blog. Kind of weird thinking that you are posting to the whole world. Or at least the part of it that reads your blog. Which is my way of saying, "Hello. I'm back. Sorry I've been gone for so long. But it's been a crazy few months."

I really am sorry. Just felt like for a while I didn't have much to say. I started up the Wordplay podcast. Hit the holidays. Got sidetracked. Spent a ton of time writing. But here I am. I hope of few of my friends are still out there.

But anyway, let's jump right into things. First, let's talk about my new Harper series, Case File 13. I am so excited about this series. Two of my favorite things are monster stories and making people laugh. Case File 13 has both of those and much more. i just got to see the cover for book One, Zombie Kid, and let me just say it is awesome! Can't wait to show it to you all. And hopefully I can soon. I don't have a firm date for Zombie Kid's release. It's definitely early 2013. But I should have more info for you soon.

Now on to Farworld. When last I wrote, I had to decided to self-publish the last three books. I promised you chapters and artwork. Then I suddenly went quiet. This was not because I had forgotten about you, my loyal Farworld readers, or the series. In fact I have a really cool color sketch of the Air Keep cover I am dying to show you. And the story is so cool. I promise that when you read the first couple of chapters you'll be going, "What?!! Is J Scott Savage crazy?!!"

And I will have chapters for you, very very soon. But a funny thing happened. I was invited to lunch by a man and a woman I admire very much. And they said something that changed my whole outlook on the series. I know I am being a total jerk here. But I can't say anything for a few more days. But if things work out, it will be awesome news for all fans of Farworld. I will freely admit I shed a few tears of joy when I heard the news. Then I started singing "Back in Black" so loud my wife told me to be quiet because people would call the police.

So trust me and hang in just a little while longer. I will share the news with you the moment it is final.

Lastly, I am doing a whole bunch of conferences over the next few months. Teen Boot Camp, Storymakers, Writing and Illustrating for Young Readers, Writing for Charity. I'll get links up by tomorrow. But you can Google them between now and then if you want.

In the mean time, know that I am writing my fingers off and counting the minutes until I can share chapters with you.

17 comments:

Erin G. said...

Yay! You're alive! And you bring good news! Haha. ;) It's good to know that even though you've been busy you've had lots of time to write and that so much exciting stuff is coming up for you. Congratulations! :)

Suey said...

Awesome about the upcoming news! And can I just say, I LOVED your presentation at LTUE on learning from reviews! So so good.

Blue said...

Scott, it's so nice to "see" you again! I kind of think Farworld is my favorite JSS story so far, so this post is happy for me. I really loved the fantastic worlds you imagined up, and just thing it's such a fun series. I'm partial to it. So thank you in advance for finishing it...unfinished business is so... unfinished.

My best!

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"thing" = "think"

Robin Weeks said...

...and now I'll be all antsy until I know what your news is. Bother.

Optimistically excited for you. :D

Melanie Fowler said...

Well I'm looking forward to hearing your good news. I will also be at the storymakers conference, and I think I all ready planned on going to one of your classes! It's going to be great.

M. G. Pereira said...

I also loved the review panel! Makes me feel I can actually look forward to all the reviews and not just the good ones.

Also, I have a writing blog if anyone is interested: http://writermeetslife.blogspot.com/ I have a crazy writing project I'm working on and I'd love more readers :)

Jacob Lee French said...

Glad to finally hear from you dude! Also glad to hear things are going well and I'm REALLY anxious to hear the Farworld news!! AGH! I'm also very curious about your Zombie Kid book, can't wait for that either!

Alice said...

Am curious to hear the news about Farworld and see the new cover of your newest book.

Cody said...

So self publishing them are you good for you can't wait for war world

Jen Young said...

I just discovered Farworld and am on the edge of my seat waiting to hear when the next one will come out!

I love this series!

Jo Schaffer said...

(= Excited to hang with you at the Teen Author Boot Camp. (=

Mark said...

Good to see you back, Jeff. As a keeper of secrets and such, I'll just say here's hoping that it all comes together just the way you want it. And if not... well there is still the plan to take over the world.

Aine Maura said...

Enjoyed listening to you on the panels at LTUE! We're looking forward to that Farworld announcement too... :)

Anonymous said...

Yeah your back. I thought you were die or something bad happened or something.Cant believe your back!!!!

Chloe said...

Hey I love your books!!!! Can't wait 'till your new one comes out

Anonymous said...

thank you so much for some news on farworld, it's one of my favorite series and i have been dying for the air keep book i love that series!