Friday, November 20, 2009

Here's the Scoop

There are a few questions I'm asked over and over again. (Don't worry, they never get boring. I'm flattered you care!)

1. Will there be a Kiki #3 and when will it be out?
2. Why has it taken soooooo long?
3. How have you been spending your time if you haven't been writing Kiki #3?

Today I'm going to answer all of these questions!

There will be a Kiki #3. It's called The Darkness Dwellers. (Though that title may change before it's published.) And it will (most likely) be out in early 2011. I know that sounds like forever, but in publishing terms it's just around the corner. (Okay, that probably didn't make you feel any better, did it?)

However, as I've told many of you who've written me, I PROMISE it will be worth the wait. Among the many questions the book will answer . . .

Will Kiki finally seize the throne of Pokrovia?
Why is Livia Galatzina bald?
Does Oona Wong really have an identical twin?
Why do fish forks exist?
Is escargot as delicious as it looks?
Are the catacombs beneath Paris anything like the Shadow City?
Who is Ananka Fishbein's secret crush?
Why is an executive from a pharmaceutical company following DeeDee Morlock?

It's going to be awesome. (Well, I find it entertaining!)

Okay, on to the next question. So what have I been doing with my time? Well I've been writing another book. It's called The Eternal Ones. It will be in bookstores next summer (and not just in the US)! It's for teens and adults, so I wouldn't recommend it for those of you who are under 14 or so. (Yes, I know. It's totally unfair. Sorry about that.) It's a dark romance/thriller about a girl whose visions of another life lead her on a quest to find her one eternal love. Along the way she encounters shadowy figures, secret societies, and a private security force known only as the gray men. (And yes, the figure shown above plays a key role in the book.)

I'll be posting more about the new book in the new year! Until then, I hope I've answered your most pressing questions!


Anonymous sad girl said...

*FIRST COMMENT!!!* Yes! Thank you Kirsten! Awesome pic.

12:04 PM  
Blogger Dahlia said...

Ooh, I can't wait!!! They both sound really good!!! ^_^
Suddenly summer and 2011 seem reeeeaaaaaallllly far away! T_T

12:15 PM  
Blogger Cassie said...

Take your time... I know that writing is no easy task. I am sure that Darkness Dwellers will be worth the wait and I am looking forward to its release with great anticipation! Unfortunately, I will probably not be allowed to read your other book, but I'm sure that it will be great!


12:19 PM  
Anonymous 42 said...

I'm so excited for the new book! The questions you posted are interesting... What's up with DeeDee? Anyway, I can't wait!

Your new book sounds good, too!

But that picture you posted... It reminds me of a book I read a while ago called The Riddles of Epsilon.

2:19 PM  
Anonymous 42 said...


That is a picture of Ouroboros, the "eternal rerun".

Does that mean there are past lives involved in your book?

(P.S. Were you waiting until it was 11:00 to post this, or is that random?)

2:23 PM  
Anonymous WillSing said...

42 is right its is Ouroboros
i thinks its Norse mythology or Germanic not sure but i cant wait till 2011 at least we'll all live to read it.

4:16 PM  
Anonymous Anony Mouse said...

"Grey men" made me think of D. Gray Man :).

4:21 PM  
Blogger Lioness said...

Thank you sooo much, Kirsten! You've timed it just perfectly. By the time The Eternal Ones come out, I'll be almost 14! VERY excited. Thx again for the scoop!

4:32 PM  
Blogger Lucy Mystere said...


You post more than you usually do...

Is it OK if I'm 13 cuz now that you mentioned ur new book I REALLY want to read it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

by the way as WillSing it was very considerate of you to set the publishing date to 2011. I want to be able to have AT LEAST read Kiki 3 before we all blow up.

5:20 PM  
Anonymous ~chanel~ said...



5:26 PM  
Anonymous Clare said...

Thank You for sharing Kirsten! We all appreciate it. I am super excited for Kiki 3!

5:26 PM  
Anonymous gymnast20 said...

omg im sooo excited for kiki 3!!! and this new book sounds amazing!! im deffinatly going to read it, i just make the age limit you recommended lol :) Seriously cant wait soooo excited :)

5:34 PM  
Blogger Anna said...

Aw, and I was looking forward to the book coming out soon especially since i had the worst day of my life today. I had practiced to get this one part in our school play for SIX MONTHS, and all I got was a Hot Box Girl (our play is guys and dolls) AKA the-part-for-wannabes-thats-worse-than-townsperson-and-you-know-you-were-only-cast-for-it-cuz-the-teacher-feels-bad-for-you part... :(
well,i might ask to not be in the play and try to get into my preforming arts high school by joining this one acting place run by a really nice lady who used to be on Broadway... :/

5:43 PM  
Blogger Anna said...

well, now i feel bad. don't let me hurt your feelings- i'm just sleepy, hungry, crabby, and in need of some dinosaur merchandise........ :)
take your time, great things come to those who wait.
also- i'm 11 and i am going to check out your book anyway. i just wont tell my mom about your age recommendation ;)

5:51 PM  
Anonymous Kiwi said...


What if your 13, but rather mature?? (At times...)

I bet both books will be AmaZeING!!
Yup. =))

5:54 PM  
Anonymous ~chanel~ said...

sorry about that! i had to get my girly scream out of the way b4 i could comment.

1. Hah! I was right about the Eternal Ones! (go chanel, go chanel, it's your birthday!) my sincere apologies if that just freaked you out.

2. Kiki 3 sounds super exciting! I'm afraid I'll die of the anticipation b4 I ever get the chance to read it!

3. Thanks so much for sharing your way too well-kept secrets with us!

4. That symbol kinda reminds me of a book I read once, The Prophecy of the Sisters. It had nothing to do with the stuff in the Eternal Ones, and it was a snake biting its tail, not that dogish looking creature, but it still reminded me of it.

Sorry about the long post. I'm just beyond excited!

6:05 PM  
Blogger Kinga said...

I can't wait! I won't be 14 by next summer by I usually read books for older people anyway.
And, Anna, my school performed Guys and Dolls two years ago with Sign-Voice theater(because there is a deaf program in my school) and it was very awesome. I auditioned but I didn't get in. Good luck!

6:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


6:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the ourorubos...
it signifies eternal life

a dragon eating its tail

7:07 PM  
Anonymous Sensei said...

Yay for KikiSrtike#3! But soooo long to wait!!!!! Oh well, just leaves ample time to reread KikiStrike1/2!!!!!!

7:19 PM  
Anonymous kira said...

YES!!!!! THANK YOU KIRSTEN!!!! i can wait that long- it's worth it! even though i'll be able to drive by then.... oh well, i don't have much else to say. TTYL IRREGULARS!

7:27 PM  
Anonymous kira said...

P.S. have any of u seen the "terra Cotta warriors" exhibit in D.C.??? kirsten? well i did 2day 4 a school trip & it was AWESOME!!!! U should do a blog entry about it kirsten, it's really good material about a nutso paranoid chinese emperor from like 2000 years ago!

7:31 PM  
Anonymous Clare said...

@ Anna: my advice is just stick with the part you got and perform it really well so that next time the director will see that you're good enough for a better part and are a great actor. Don't quit out!

7:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

man i HATE waiting for books. but i guess if it's that long of a wait it will be wonderful...but still i'm waitng for so many books to come out...:(

12:25 AM  
Anonymous Hazel said...

Please tell me you haven't become a Gnostic.

1:24 PM  
Anonymous Hazel said...

Check out these amazing prehistoric animals: It's a bunch of ancient crocodiles!

1:52 PM  
Blogger Kiki Strike: Inside the Shadow City said...

Hazel: Gnostic? Clever, but no. Haha.

2:18 PM  
Blogger liltomboyblue11;) said...

Kiki: Oh my goodness this is the book you mentioned isn't it?? How exciting! Also, I'm working on a novel! I'm very excited.

Anoy mous: Same here!

2:25 PM  
Anonymous Charstar said...

escargot is delicious!
most people are like EEWW escargot
But its soooo good Yet weaird,
thax for the 411
and your other book sound cool too


3:26 PM  
Anonymous Greed said...

the ourobors reminds me of fullmetal alchemist

3:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


3:45 PM  
Anonymous Hazel said...

Thank goodness. Just making sure!
If there is an alchemist in your book I already feel sorry for them.

8:31 PM  
Blogger Kitty said...


11:02 PM  
Blogger Julia said...

Congratulations on the new book! I think your writing is great, but can't seem to get any of my friends to pick up Kiki Strike (hm, maybe because we're in our late 20s)--I read it myself because I heard someone from your publisher speak at a panel discussion once and she recommended it--I wasn't disappointed (enthralled is more like it) and I'm looking forward to recommending something of yours without people sniffing that it's a kids book. Which, incidentally, just shows how much they're missing out...

5:23 AM  
Blogger Kiki Strike: Inside the Shadow City said...

Kira: Yep, I have seen that terra cotta warrior exhibit. It's incredible!

7:37 AM  
Blogger Anna said...

Oh yes- and about 2012... My mom met some Mayans (the ones who 'predicted' the end of the earth on their calendar)and casually brought up 2012. The said it did not mean the end of the earth, it means they need to reset their calendar! Don't fret. I freak out more over that black hole that could destroy the earth at any time!!!!!
:D))))))) <- Double chin dude... XD

12:19 PM  
Anonymous Ian M said...

speaking of the Ouroboros, that reminds me of a word used In the book the mysterious mr spines about a boy with angel wings

3:12 PM  
Anonymous Charstar:) said...

Anna: well thats good I dont like THE END OF THE WORLD
that would mean I couldnt read this blog
- O

8:34 PM  
Anonymous Charstar:) said...

I know Why is Livia Galatzina bald
I bustd into her house and shaved her head
XD rofl!!!

8:40 PM  
Anonymous Forrester said...

escargot is snails. *shudder*

11:56 AM  
Anonymous Forrester said...

P.S. yugh. Who could eat snails? I wouldn't. I prefer peanut covered pickles. The sour kind. Yum.

11:57 AM  
Anonymous Meredith said...

I can't wait to read it.

8:39 PM  
Anonymous Serena said...

omg, cant wait . i dun live in the u.s or anyway near there

9:52 PM  
Anonymous Serena said...

please tell me you will have a kiki 4 by then

9:54 PM  
Blogger Thumb Biter said...

Kirsten: what about the movie?? :D

7:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MOVIE?!?! There is going to be a movie?!?! Where is the person who was sayin' that some things are better left on paper? Please! No movie! A movie ruins it. Everybody, put down yay if yes and nay if no movie. I vote NAY!!!!

10:03 AM  
Anonymous Forrester said...

Kiki21: Look at the window gardens comments.

10:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

D: So many answers, still so many questions.

I have decided that there needs to be a Kiki Strike movie. Among all the other books that I am convinced the entertainment industry is wronging the world by not transposing into cinematic form.

Let's see here, 2011.... *looks at schedule* Ooh, I get my license that year, SWEET! That's going to be a good year, if I can survive this one. :P I don't think teachers remember how badly freshman year sucked, and so continue to make the same mistakes with us that their teachers did with them.

I shall be on the look-out for the other book! Perhaps if I ask nicely, someone *cough*mother*cough* will buy it for me... Dark romance is awesomesauce.

D: Ananka has a secret crush? What is this madness?

And we all know that Kiki will seize the throne of Pokrovia, in accordance with the prophecy. XD

And...I daresay I have pestered you enough. Terribly sorry about that. *total insincerity* XD

10:54 AM  
Anonymous C-c-callie S-s-s said...

hey peoples!

11:48 AM  
Anonymous 42 said...

My comments seem to have switched themselves.

1:18 PM  
Blogger MushroomCloud said...

i must once again voice my extreme displeasure that there have been no posts in the last *wonders if she should check the date and decides it is 2 much effort*few days. Also, I have a realllllly big irish step dancing competion in Philly on Friday and its my 1st time and I'm scared out of my pants!!!! Is any1 else going? im doing a celi!

9:09 PM  
Blogger MushroomCloud said...

sorry about my long comment b4. anyway, u better say why there r fishforks cause i have always wondered. also, romances are icky. they smell funny.

9:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was going to say that's that eternal life thing, but I see that someone already noticed and actually know the crazy hard name for it haha oh well- Nina

9:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous 10:03 said...

Is any body reading my comment? Okay on the next post.

12:01 PM  
Blogger Cyperus said...

Anna I feal your pain I tried out for this part of this huge play i mean i worked night and day 4 this thing and ... i got a nonspeaking role Hey Im thrilled about the book my partner in crime and i can't want! r u selling advance readers coppies!!!???? :D

9:12 AM  
Blogger lindseybookworm said...

OOOOO I cant wait that long!!!!!

11:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you sooo much!!!
I love your books and can't wait until KiKi #3 comes out!
You are my favourite author, and PLEASE keep on writing!!!

8:59 PM  
Anonymous Mia said...

I am SO reading your The Eternal Ones!
Also, I know what you mean by "gray men." I've been searching the archives, and I happened across a link to a certain interview. It promises to be interesting story.
It will hopefully sustain me until The Darkness Dwellers is published.
PS:Ouroboros is the name of Gideon's snake in the book Hatching Magic.

8:39 PM  
Blogger Lucy Mystere said...

I just realized that I will be abut 14 when it comes ot (your other book i mean). YES!!!!

6:06 PM  
Anonymous bananaphone said...

that is a cool drawing what is that enywhay kiki?

4:04 PM  
Anonymous Crimson~Butterfly said...

What will happen with Betty and her love?????
BTW You are an amazing author!!! Please keep writing! And even though you told me it will be out in 2008 (LOL) i shall...WAIT SOME MORE! :D
please have betty and...uhhh *forgot his name sorry..heh heh* what's-his-face like get together or romantic drama idk. JUST I LOVE YOU YOU'RE AN AMAZING AUTHOR MEH FAVE!!!

10:44 AM  
Blogger Kiki Strike said...

I read this a long time ago and forgot to comment. XD Well first, I can't wait so long for another book! I mean some of the series I read come out with a new book in a year. Second, The Eternal Ones sound amazing!! Third, my dad had drawn a picture similar to that one. It was a snake though, and had a triangle in the middle of the circle with an eye in it. Lol it's on the wall in my room cause it is awesome!

11:11 AM  
Anonymous Wonderwall said...

I am sooo glad you're coming out with the 3rd book! Totally don't mind the wait (i'm a writer too i understand how hard it is) i'll still snatch it up! Kiki Strike #1 probably changed my life lol.

8:39 PM  

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