New York Times bestseller Kim Harrison announced yesterday the title for the twelfth installation of her popular Hollows series. From her Drama Box:
Ya know, I actually watched a Dirty Harry movie last night while working on adapting my horse pattern to a giraffe. (More on that later.) It seemed apropos after getting the title for book twelve, and yes, we’re calling it THE UNDEAD POOL.
As with the other titles of her series, The Undead Pool is inspired by a Clint Eastwood film (previous titles in the series include Dead Witch Walking, The Good, The Bad, and The Undead, Every Which Way But Dead and Pale Demon), this one, 1988’s The Dead Pool.
Harrison spoke with us about the end of her series, which should conclude with the release of book thirteen in 2015 and why she chose to put a rap on Rachel Morgan and her adventures:
As a writer, I’m starting to feel the urge to write in a new way, to try a new method, to see what a different voice might accomplish. The Hollows has become so intertwined with Rachel’s voice, that I need to divorce myself completely from it in order to stretch my writing muscles. Right now I’m working on a handful of ideas, one that has captured my attention enough to simply take three months from my schedule and write the silly thing. I don’t know if it will ever see print, but the enjoyment I’ve gotten from it was enough to convince me that I made the right decision. I will probably go back to the Hollows in some fashion at some point, but for now, I’m exploring my options in other worlds and other characters.
Stay tune to LitStack for more information on Harrison’s twelfth Hollows books as details become available.