I think I speak for the entire audience at the Book Warehouse last night when I say that Nalini Singh was an amazing speaker during her first ever visit to Vancouver. Not only did she bring some amazing goodies for her readers, she was warm and witty. Eager readers also got some burning questions answered…though some may lead to fangirl angst, such as in the case of the Guild Hunter series – but more on that later.
Starting with some of the highlights of the night…
- It was once again confirmed that the Psy/Changeling series is going to be a very loooong running series.
- Ms. Singh has written a novella about the Territorial Wars. However, no one but Ms. Singh had laid eyes on it because, according to her, there is something missing and until it’s perfect she refuses to submit it to her editor. (Oh, Ms. Singh, as if you could write anything less than perfect!)
- We will be learning something about the mating bond between Riaz and Adria in the next Psy/Changeling novel. She refused to give an answer about whether or not it is possible for them to have a mating bond at the signing – as it will be a spoiler for the upcoming novel.
- Also Ms. Singh did share some news about the next book in the Psy/Changeling series, stating that it would be a book about family and pack.
- For the Guild Hunter series, all of the seven will be in a happy place when the series concludes – though they may not necessarily find a love interest.
- Ms. Singh also mentioned that she has signed a contract for two more Guild Hunter novels, and states that there will be a third – though the possibility of a fourth is uncertain.
Now for the biggest lowlight of the night…avert your eyes if you are easily depressed…
- The Guild Hunter series will not be as long as the Psy/Changeling series, only a few more novels at most as it is a single arc series. (I find this particularly sad because Angel’s Blood was the novel that started by Nalini Singh Fangirl Craze – and Elena will always be one of my favourite characters. On the other hand, I understand Ms. Singh’s sentiments to end the series will a high note, even if it will mean tears for her and me.).
And last but not least, Ms. Singh gave up the names of some of her favourite authors:
- J D Robb
- Anne McCaffrey
- Laura Florands
- Sharon Lee
- Sonali Dev
- Meljean Brook
- Illona Andrews
- Anne Gracie
- Jayne Ann Krentz
Finally, among the series highlights (and lowlight), Ms. Singh shared some advice for writers and some of her tips for staying motivated and focused while working on a novel.
The night was truly inspiring and fun. It was great to meet fellow fans and share our love of the worlds Ms. Singh has created!
I hope you visit Vancouver again, Ms. Singh!
(aka “I may or may not have fainted when Nalini Singh walked into the room.”)
P.S: I should also mention that it was awesome to meet the very mysterious Ashwini Singh, even though I was too star-struck to start a proper conversation! (Next time, Ashwini, next time…)