So I’ve been asked this question on a regular enough basis now to make me think I should maybe… you know… answer it.
Will there be more Matthew Swift books?
And the answer is…
… drum roll….
I have no idea.
Now, before irritated eyebrows start happening, let me take this opportunity to say that I’d quite like there to be more Swift books. I’ve got plenty of ideas and there’s plenty of stuff still to be done there. Swift still appears in the next book – the Glass God – and I’m in no hurry to close any doors. However! There are Other Things also going on. For example there’s
and all of its ilk, which is eating up both a lot of words and time, as well as a large part of my publisher’s concentration. That said, there’s also the ongoing adventure which is the Matthew Swift movie, which is still being pursued by a scarily awesome producer in Hollywood about whom my agent, with awe and terror in her voice, admitted ‘cautious optimism’. Which is incredible, as the rule with ANY film of ANY book ever, is you always assume the absolute worst. ‘Cautious optimism’ is, therefore, a huge step forward.
However, until a bit more time has passed, secrets revealed and more words negotiated, I’m afraid I still can’t say. I genuinely don’t know. Which is an infuriating answer, I’m afraid, but I figured… no answer at all would probably be EVEN more insufferable. If only just.