I’m Working On It

Hey, everyone!

I wanted to touch base with you all, because I know so many of you are anxious for any news on Hideaway or when to expect the Fall Away spin-off series to start releasing. I appreciate your patience, and I’m really grateful ANYONE is excited about ANYTHING I have coming in the future. It tickles me pink.

HIDEAWAY is coming next. I’m working on it now, but I don’t have a release date yet. I know that’s the last thing you want to hear, but it’s the truth. Good things take time. If you loved Corrupt, remember that it took a year and half of dreaming before I even started writing it. That think-time is important. Believe me, I wish I could just spit this out and get it done, but I also know that many readers are getting burnt out. I see reviews for other books, discussion threads on Facebook, comments in groups, and many of us are only finishing one out of five books we start anymore. I don’t want to be one of the four you tossed aside in search of your next escape. In order to get a great scene that keeps you flipping pages and soaking up something you truly love, it may take three days of staring at my computer screen, an hour of spinning in my desk chair, 3 bags of Twizzlers, or doing make-believe snow angels on my office floor to get that great idea for that kick-ass scene. For example, last week I was writing Hideaway and this great scene started to stale. It was falling flat, and if I’m bored, you’ll be bored, right? I stopped writing, rather than forcing it, and a day later I had it. I was smiling and excited again. But for a day, I didn’t write. And sometimes, it’s three days.

I know waiting is hard, and I know waiting for the spin-off series is frustrating, too, but time makes a much better book. I’m only on my tenth novel, but I’ve learned at least that so far. And while I write Hideaway and Kill Switch (Devil’s Night #3), I’m adding pins to the new Fall Away Pinterest boards (still secret, sorry) and adding music to the playlists, so I’m plotting and thinking on those even now.

My hope if for HIDEAWAY to be out this spring, Kill Switch in October, and the Fall Away spin-off series to start releasing next year some time. Believe me, I wish I could snap my fingers and they’d be done for you. I’m as excited for you to read them as I am for them to be done. When I have more information, you’ll know. You’ll be the first to know the release dates. And yes, all of the Fall Away kids will be getting books.

Now I know many of my readers will say no worries, no need to explain, but I do see readers getting angry with an author when they feel they’ve waited long enough. Some readers even feel that three months is too long to wait for a book. This is just letting you know that I’m here, I’m writing, and writing is HARD! Lol. I’m going to give you a good book, but that’s not easy, and it takes a while. (Don’t let me tell you about the crying fit I had on my hotel bed when I hid myself away to work through Corrupt edits). In the end, all you’ll care about is that the book is good 😉 You won’t care how long you waited.

Thanks for your excitement everyone, and I’m on it. As soon as I have more info, I’ll let you know.

xoxo Penelope






13 Responses to “I’m Working On It”

  1. Claudia Alfaro says:

    I will wait you forever, love your books that much!!! thanks for taking your time 😉

  2. Grey says:

    Try and take it as a compliment that you’re loved, but you keep doing you – don’t compare yourself to anyone else out there. We’ll wait and comfort ourselves with rereads if we need a fix that only one of your books can give us! If you need Twizzler reinforcements in the meantime, let me know. Although… M&M’s are where it’s at. XOXO!

  3. Ibtihal says:

    Aww see that’s why you’re one of my favourite authors. You don’t only write badass books but stay connected with your readers and keep us on our toes even if you aren’t releasing books at the time and having these heart to hearts with us 🙂 Not many authors do that. So don’t ya worry, we ain’t going anywhere and we’ll wait as long as it takes to get the privilege of reading something you write 🙂

  4. Di says:

    What a great insight into your process, thanks Penelope. I love your books and am happy to wait for the book you are happy to write xx

  5. Stevie says:

    Haha I’m imagining the chair-spinning and the snow angels

  6. Pirjo says:

    Thank you for being so considerate to your readers. While I’m old school and would prefer to read everything in one lengthy novel, and yes, I’m impatient when being withheld a treat; however, I would never not read the next book. I fall in love with your characters and story-line too much and will always need to know what happens next. Even though I may not like the wait, I will faithfully buy the next book or series. Thanks for your fantastic stories!

  7. Juli says:

    Don’t worry! We will be ready and excited when you’re ready to release! I love your writing!

  8. Heather Ross Cicio says:

    Each and every word is so worth the wait!! I would wait forever! I’ll just keep reading Bully until then! Thank you!

  9. Viviana Varona says:


    You do what you need to do. Thank you!



  10. Shavonne says:

    You are so freaking awesome!!!!! Please take your time I would rather read a good book. This means a lot that you took the time out to even write to us as your readers. Makes me feel all special 🙂

  11. Regina says:

    Take as much time as you need. I’d rather wait knowing you love what you’ve given us.

  12. Shanna says:

    I love your work…and if takes you longer to write, then I will wait, because I know the finished product will be fantastic!!!

  13. rubina stanikzai says:

    you are so right! in the past 8 months I have only read about 6 good books out like 70 books. and yours was one of the top 6 good books. a lot of authors dont really have good plots. this year alone there hasn’t been any good books out except for menace J.M. Darhower. but every other was boring this year so far. so I am really excited about yours.