It seems this is the weekend for Milkweed publishing news. I was planning to sit on this for a few more days, but on further reflection, today seemed like the right day for another announcement.
ARCs of The Coldest War have been sent out, and the audio edition is available, and the print and electronic editions will be appearing very soon. That means the time has come for my publishers and I to put our collective heads together and turn our thoughts to the best format for Necessary Evil, the finale of the Milkweed Triptych. We had to weigh a number of factors. Most of all, however, we had to look for the best fit between the format and the story.
But once we considered all of our options, the answer became obvious! Which is why Necessariy Evil will be published exclusively as a coloring book.
We’re very excited about this. It’s a perfect fit! There’s even talk of an expanded edition that might come packaged with extra scenes as well as a box of crayons. The details aren’t set in stone yet, but I’m confident that the coloring book format is the perfect approach for the final Milkweed novel.
Yes, today is April 1. Why do you ask?