The Dreaded Sophomore Slump

Kevin Smith had it. (Because Mallrats.)

Friday Night Lights had it. (Landry and Tyra kill someone in season 2. Um…what?)

Gregory Maguire had it too. (Say what you will, but I think we can all agree that Son of a Witch is no Wicked.)

It’s the dreaded Sophomore Slump and it’s terrorized everyone who ever did anything well the first time and then had to do it again, only different and also better, the second time.

This is on my mind today because it turns out my second book, The Delving, is currently available at (and etc.) as an ebook.

Personally, although I loved The Uncovering with all the blind adoration a mother lavishes on her first child (before any subsequent siblings come along and turn her head) , I honestly think The Delving is a better book. It’s darker and sexier and adventurier and just generally a lot more fun. There’s a quest, a water witch, revenge plots, trolls, dungeons, torture, and a woman who brings a whole new meaning to the word flighty. Please read it and let me know what you think.

3 thoughts on “The Dreaded Sophomore Slump

  1. Omg I love these books!! I know the 2nd book just came out but is there any news on vol. 3?? The first book got me through my husband first 3 month patrol and literally ran to the store for the second. Thank for your wonderful and beautiful work.

    • Hi Nicole. I’m sorry it took me so long to get back to you – I’ve been away on vacation getting a responsible tan/sunburn. 🙂 Thank you so much for your very sweet compliment. You don’t know how happy it makes me when I get a message from someone who read the books and loved them. (But like through the roof happy.)

      The third book is currently in the works. (Care to throw in a title suggestion? Cause I’m stumped.) I’ll let you know as soon as I know when it’s going to be out. Soon though, I hope.

      All the best,

      • I like the word intertwine maybe you could your that in the title, assuming that is what is actually happening in the next book (no spoilers ; ) ), the best thing I think is to keep it simple much like the other book titles. Well I’m glad you had a sun filled vacation. One needs to relax to get the creative juices flowing.
        well good luck on the next book, I’m looking forward to reading it.


Leave a Reply to Nicole Abrahamsen Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *