FAQ

ABOUT THE BOOKS

Are you ever going to write a third book in the Ivy series?
I will and I have! Torch, the brand-new final book in the Flight and Flame Trilogy, will be published in limited edition hardcover and ebook by Enclave in February 2021, after their new editions of Swift and Nomad in August and November 2020. I’m so excited to share this final chapter of Ivy’s adventures with you — I think you’ll find it was worth the wait!

What’s your latest published book?
A Little Taste of Poison, the sequel to A Pocket Full of Murder, was published in North America by Simon & Schuster in September 2016. There is no UK release date at this time.

I’m reading A Pocket Full of Murder. How do you pronounce “Isaveth”?
It rhymes with “Elizabeth”.

Will there be another book in the Ultraviolet series after Quicksilver?
I have no plans to write a third book at this time, chiefly because I don’t have any idea who or what it would be about. (Sebastian is a few years too old to be the narrator of a YA novel, alas!)

Why does the back of my UK edition of Arrow say Swift is the last book in the Knife series?
That was a mistake which was corrected in later editions. Arrow is the last book of the Knife series, while Swift is the first book of a separate (but related) trilogy about the piskeys and spriggans of Cornwall.

When will Arrow be available in the USA?
US paperback and e-book editions were released by Enclave Publishing in April 2016. Buy links for Arrow can be found here.

Are Knife and Faery Rebels: Spell Hunter the same book? What about Rebel and Wayfarer?
They are the same, just with different titles and covers. Only a few words of British usage/slang were changed for the North American editions.

So why did they have different titles?
Knife was my original title for the first book; but my former US publisher felt it set the wrong tone and wanted to emphasize the faery aspect of the series. So it ended up as Faery Rebels: Spell Hunter in the US instead. With the second book, the reverse happened. Wayfarer was my original title and my US publisher was happy to keep it; but my UK editor suggested Rebel, so we went with that. However, the US paperback and e-book reprints from Enclave Publishing use the UK titles.

Are your books published in any other languages?
Foreign rights for Faery Rebels: Spell Hunter and Wayfarer sold to Germany, Romania, Estonia, Turkey and Indonesia. Ultraviolet has also been published in Taiwan.

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I’ve written a story / novel / some ideas. Can you read them and tell me if they’re any good?
Sadly, I can’t read or comment on anything written by my readers for legal reasons. I encourage aspiring authors to join a critique group in their area or on the Internet, where they can share their work with others and get suggestions on how to improve it. I recommend Go Teen Writers as a good place to learn more about all aspects of publishing and the writers’ craft.

I am doing a project on you / your books for school. Can you answer some questions?
I’m honoured, but I hope you understand that if I spend my days helping readers with their homework, I won’t have time to write books! Fortunately, the answers you need aren’t hard to find. For personal information, you can consult my Biography page and check out some of the many Interviews I’ve done over the years. Or Google “R.J. Anderson” +”author”.

I sent you an e-mail today. How long until I get a reply?
I generally try to answer all my mail within 4 – 6 weeks — sometimes sooner, sometimes later. If I’m busy working on a new book, it’s likely to be later. Sorry! But I do appreciate every letter that I receive.

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