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Saturday, January 9, 2016

A Quintology crossing Time and Space #timetravel #scifi #romance

Hi, I'm Pippa Jay, author of Scifi and the supernatural. This month we're celebrating the first book in a series at Romancing the Genres. My first series book was also my debut novel, making it a first in more ways than one. When I wrote Keir originally, I had no plan in mind. Certainly no intention to write a series. All I had was an unfinished old short, a need to find myself, and a flood of words waiting to break free. By the time I'd finished the first draft of Keir some six weeks later after frenzied scribbling and a real epiphany, I realized I had two very separate stories. I split them and focussed on Keir. But once that was finished and I turned to the second story, I realized muse wasn't done. By the time I was ready to submit, I was querying Keir as book one of a five book series. Yes, five books. I knew roughly where I wanted the overall story to go although I didn't write book three until a year later. And while I call it the Redemption series, I also refer to it with a smile as a quintology. Why? Well, quintology means five. But it so happens my heroine is called Quin.

With book one re-released last year and book two just last month, I'm currently working on a side story due to release in May. The draft of book three is done but in serious need of an overhaul - I've learned so much in the almost four years I've been published. Books four and five are half done disaster zones, and another side story is knocking on the door. Rather like Douglas Adams whose Hitch-Hiker Guide books became a 'trilogy in five parts' the Redemption series is sprouting extras!

Will it end at five books? Well, the fifth has a very definite finale. The working title is Endings. But I can always do more side stories from the series, and I have plenty of other characters in the same universe shouting for their own adventures that I know I will never be done with it completely.

If you'd like to know more about the series, you can check out the books on my website, on both the Available Works and Coming Soon pages at, or I always love to chat on Twitter as @pippajaygreen


Sarah Raplee said...

It's crazy how authors' series come to be sometimes. Your books are awesome!!! However the series develps, your muse is one track!!!

Echo Ishii said...

I am continually amazed by your writing. Thanks for sharing the story of your journey.

Judith Ashley said...

So glad those side stories are popping up in your mind! Series are a lot of fun and a lot of work - keeping all those details straight even with a story bible, spreadsheet, etc. can be challenging. Sarah mentioned your stories and I'm mentioning your covers! Awesome art!!!

Lynn Lovegreen said...

Quintology--love the pun! ;-)

Pippa Jay said...

Thanks all!