Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Once Upon a Time (Again)...

Did you ever wonder what happened to E.T. after he took the spaceship back home? Or if Scarlett and Rhett ever got back together? You might be surprised to hear that these questions actually have answers. M. Asher Cantrell of mental_floss compiled a list of little-known book sequels to famous books and movies called "11 Book Sequels You Probably Didn't Know Existed."He includes sequels to such literary classics as Lois Lowry's The Giver and Louisa May Alcott's Little Women, as well as some Disney-snuffed classics like 101 Dalmations and The Jungle Book (and yes, I know that there may be film versions, but they don't follow the true sequels).

I didn't know most of these sequels existed. I say most, because I've actually read Alexandra Ripley's Scarlett, the authorized sequel to Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind. I went through a (very) brief romance phase in late high school, which is when this book made my list. Spoiler alert: all true romances have happy endings, right?

On the book front, I am finishing up the final edits today and aim to start querying agents by this coming Monday. The time is finally nigh! Keep your fingers crossed for me!

TJ