Goddess Girls started out as a four-book series. Though Joan and I had individually written other middle grade fiction series before GG, neither of us had written a series that went beyond 3 - 6 books. "How many books do you think we'd need to publish to consider this series a success?" Joan asked me that first year we began work on the series. I thought about it for a few seconds, then tossed out a number that seemed a little bit pie in the sky but not entirely unattainable. "A dozen," I said.
|Book #8: Medusa the Mean pubs Apr. 3|
Well...two years later our eighth GG book is about to hit the bookstore shelves, and we are at work on our very first Super Special, to be followed by three more GG books for that grand total of twelve. And we hope there will be even more Goddess Girls books to follow!
We haven't become fabulously wealthy in the process (darn!), but we are starting to earn royalties on the first books in the series. Plus, our publisher (Aladdin Books, Simon & Schuster) has contracted with us for a second Greek-mythology-based series. Heroes in Training (ages 7 - 10) debuts in August with Zeus and the Thunderbolt of Doom. This one's a four-book series too....to start with, anyway.