Big Gryphon Chronicles News!!!
We have some AMAZING news that we've been dying to share with you. The time has come to let you in on our BIG Gryphon Chronicles secret. We think you're going to be very happy to hear that...
We're Adding 3 More Books to the Series!
From Eric: As many of you know, Book 7, THE DRAGON LORD, was originally going to be The End of The Gryphon Chronicles series. But a funny thing happened on the way through the first draft... If you have a minute, you might like to hear the story. It's amazing how "alive" some characters become, like a certain ex-pickpocket of our acquaintance.
You may have heard us share about our working method as a writing duo ~ how we plan and outline our stories together on big ol' white boards (see below), then Gael writes the first draft and hands off each clean-as-possible new chapter to me, then I go through it and find ways to make it even better, and we usually end up passing it back and forth a few times, trying to really nail each scene for our readers.
Even though Gael usually writes the scenes in linear order as they unfold, sometimes she gets inspired to jump ahead and work on one out of order. Being the right-brained type, she just flows with it. Well, one day, "The End" of the book called to her, the ending scene. So she started jotting down the dialogue between the two characters on the page, one of whom was Jake, and one Yet To Be Revealed in THE DRAGON LORD!
So the two characters had their conversation, and it was very heart-tugging, like endings are supposed to be. (She cried. She does that sometimes when she's writing, lol. Or I'll hear mischievous giggling coming from her office at the funny parts.)
She quickly drafted all the way to the end of this poignant little conversation ~ supposedly the final scene in the final Gryphon Chronicles book (sob!) ~ when, suddenly, a very strange thing happened.
Gaeley-girl, take it from here...
The True Story of Jake Chewing Me Out
From Gael: First of all, I'm not crazy, lol. Okay, maybe a little. All writers are, they say, but I'm perfectly harmless, I assure you.
So I'm sitting there at my desk crying like a sap over the ending to The Dragon Lord, and wondering how The Gryphon Chronicles could possibly be over. Then something happened which has NEVER happened to me before in my twenty-plus years as a full-time author.
Jake burst into my office, banging the door open with his telekinesis, marched right over to plant his hands on the other edge of my desk, and glared at me over my computer.
"Lady!" he said angrily. "If you think I'm leaving any time soon, you're barmy. I'm not going anywhere!"
Me: looking around, thinking, What is happening?
Then a sudden, totally vivid image filled my mind of exactly what could happen NEXT.
And a huge smile broke across my face. Jake faded back into Jake-world, satisfied he'd made his point, and I immediately shot up out of my chair and raced out of my office, yelling, "Honey, honey, you'll never believe this! The Gryphon Chronicles isn't over!"
And that, my friends, is the true story of how Jake got his way. (Heck, I wasn't about to mess with a doubler. Did you see what he did to those rock golems??)
From Jake: "Ha."
So, hooray, we've got more fun to look forward to with our Gryphon friends. Three additional books beyond THE DRAGON LORD await, and we are so excited to write them. The adventure continues...
Thank you for reading our books! We so appreciate you!
Best wishes and good luck in your upcoming school-year, kids! Even if school looks very different this year (like, your kitchen table and a teacher on a Zoom call) just do your best and try to have fun. This weird time will pass.
Teachers, librarians, and all the rest of you outstanding grown-ups who follow us, please stay safe, as well.
Sending healthy vibes out to everyone.
Eric & Gael, aka E.G. Foley
8/23/2020 01:56:14 pm
Hi! I really like your books and I am really excited for the next Griffin Chronicles. I am really happy the series will continue. Do you know when the audiobook for the Black Fortress and The Dragon Lord will be available? Thank you.
8/24/2020 10:17:52 am
Hi Talia, We are THRILLED that you are enjoying The Gryphon Chronicles. THE BLACK FORTRESS audiobook is in the works, we just don't know when it will be available. Sorry for the delay. We'll post here or on facebook whenever we have any updated info. Thanks a bunch!
8/24/2020 11:26:16 am
Thanks so much. I’m really excited for the audiobook!!
12/31/2020 01:59:19 pm
I finished The Dragon Lord in less than a day it was so good!!! Do you have an estimated amount of time it will take for the Devils Lair to be written?
1/1/2021 08:00:46 am
So glad to hear you enjoyed THE DRAGON LORD. Thanks for letting us know. At this time, unfortunately, we're not sure about the release of DEVIL'S LAIR. We're moving along quickly with it, and we have many chapters written, but it's still hard to say when it will be complete. Thanks! :)
5/24/2021 01:17:00 pm
6/1/2021 03:47:41 pm
I read the dragon Lord in 2 days. It was so good. Love love loved it! Can you tell me when the devil's lair will be released?
6/2/2021 01:48:26 pm
Hi Tony, Wow! We are thrilled that you are enjoying The Gryphon Chronicles so much. Thanks a bunch! The next book in the series is due out in October.
6/8/2021 08:04:59 pm
I love all the mythical creatures in your books...will Satyrs ever be featured? The has to be one or two running around Merlin Hall.
7/12/2021 01:18:30 pm
I am so in love with every single one of your books. I reread lots of interesting bits from the series and that is my favorite pass time. I just wanted to know, how do you write your books? What is your method for coming up with story ideas, and the plot? I’m just curious. Thanks.
7/18/2021 10:20:07 am
Hi Kimberly, Thank you so much for letting us know that you are enjoying The Gryphon Books. That means the world to us. :) To answer your question, it's kind of hard to say where our ideas come from. I will tell you that we are obsessed with making The Gryphon Chronicles as fun and entertaining and rich and multi-layered as possible. We have ridiculously high standards for ourselves. We dream about story all the time and are constantly discussing ideas. Sometimes we get inspired by a real life historical fact/incident/place. Sometimes a book we've read will give us a seed of an idea or a movie we've watched that we can reshape into our own. The Harry Potter series and Lord of the Rings have influenced us heavily. Often while we are just out in nature ideas will come to us. But, more often than not, our story ideas just pop into our heads with no rhyme or reason. We often just say to each other that we just had a "download" either from God or the universe or Gaia or whatever higher power is helping us out. However, the big advantage we have is that we are two people and are always bouncing ideas off of each other and building story threads together. That is our key to success. Two heads truly are better than one in our case, lol. Wishing you many hours of fun-filled magical adventures!!!
7/21/2021 03:02:21 pm
7/16/2021 08:37:06 pm
Thank you for writing these wonderful and fun stories! Is book 8, The Devil's Lair, still set to release in October?
7/18/2021 10:21:14 am
THRILLED to hear you are enjoying the series! Yes, Book 8 is slated for October. Can't wait for you to read it. :)
7/23/2021 05:14:38 am
Hi again, I forgot to ask this in the last email, but will Book 8, The Devil’s Lair be available on kindle unlimited? That is where I usually read.
7/24/2021 11:08:37 am
Yes it will. ;)
7/24/2021 02:55:14 pm
Thanks, just making sure
Hey guys! I just want to say, I’m a HUGE FAN a of this series! My brother has the first 6 books, and we are so excited to discover there is a book 7! We didn’t know book 6 would ever be written, when we saw it on Amazon we immediately bought it, and we happily found during that time you wrote a seventh. I can’t believe there will be 10 BOOKS! I hope you enjoy writing every chapter! (I’m an inspiring writer myself!) 😊
7/28/2021 11:21:37 am
Hi Bella, That's so great to hear! And if everything goes according to plan, you should be able to read The Gryphon Chronicles Book 8, THE SORCERER'S ARMY, in about 3-4 months. There's actually going to be 12 books total in the Gryphon series. We've plotted all the way to the end and there was a lot of story left and a lot of bad guys & gals to deal with. And let's not forget about the whole good vs evil thread. We're trying to write faster so hopefully it won't be too long between installments. Best of luck with your writing! Our advise in a nutshell: Read a lot in the genre that you you wish to write in, constantly study the structure of a great story and always be willing to learn the craft, and practice, practice, practice. Much joy!
8/9/2021 11:09:25 pm
I have been reading the series with my boys who are now 10 and 13. We just finished the Dragon Lord tonight. When will the next books be out? They are not so patiently waiting!
8/11/2021 12:51:43 pm
Hi Nikki! That's so great to hear. THRILLED that you and your boys are enjoying the series. Book 8, THE SORCERER'S ARMY will be out this fall. Exact date is still yet to be determined. We'll let everyone know as soon as we have an on-sale date. Thanks!
9/11/2021 06:25:44 pm
Is book 8 the devils layer released yet
9/13/2021 08:53:09 am
It should be out by the end of 2021. Thanks!
1/24/2022 09:49:28 am
Will book 8 be available for release in March? I only see pre-order for the Kindle version on Amazon.
1/24/2022 07:36:42 pm
Hi Zena, Yes. eBook, paperback, and hardcover. Thanks for reading! :)
9/29/2022 12:25:16 am
Hi, I was just wondering, when is book 10 coming out? The series has been awesome, I finished 1-9 great work!
9/29/2022 07:55:25 pm
Hi Ethan, We are THRILLED that you are enjoying the Gryphon series. The next book, THE DEVIL'S LAIR will hopefully be available by early 2023. We're working very hard, but it's very complicated with many storylines going on at the same time, so we are not rushing. We'll keep everyone posted as we get closer to release. All the best to you! :)
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