E, who is my man and the father of my small blond sons, hovered at my shoulder and said, “You’re working on the sequel?”
“Editing and obsessing,” I said. “Obsessing and editing.”
“Does it have a title yet?”
“It does not.” One friend suggested a very good title, except now that I see the book as a whole, I can see how that title doesn’t quite fit. I added, “And my Simon & Schuster editor wants me to change the title for that book as well. So now I need two of the suckers. Dammit.”
“You mean…STRANGER?” This is my teen supernatural thriller coming out from S&S/MTV Books in fall 2007. E spoke the title (what used to be the title) with a French accent. I have no idea why.
He was quiet a moment.
Then suggested, “Why don’t you call it…ACQUAINTANCE?”
“You,” I said darkly, “are not helping.”