the series REALLY finished?
March 26, 2012 ECfans
Update I stated that the Earth's Children series was
completed, and with that, I would be abandoning the email
list, because the purpose of it was to keep interested fans
updated on news of the next book.
that last newsletter, I have received quite a few emails
about the possibility of Jean writing another book, based
on these and similar statements from a November 2010 interview:
"To be honest, I don't feel like I'm through,"
the author, 74, told The Associated Press during a recent
telephone interview. "I still have some material and
I'm going to keep on writing. It's what I do."
USA Today article from September 2010: "Busy putting
the final touches on Painted Caves, Auel says future books
might continue the story of Ayla, even though this is it
for the Earth's Children series."
knows?" Auel says. "I'm leaving all avenues open."
of course in the actual press release announcing the publication
date: "...today Crown and the Jean Naggar Literary
Agency announced that the sixth and final book of Jean M.
Auel's record-breaking, bestselling Earths Children
series will be published on March 29, 2011."
press release for The Land of Painted Caves made it quite
clear that the series was ended. It is entirely possible
that Jean could end up publishing an additional volume about
Ayla. She mentioned that she has extra material and would
like to write more. If she does, it will not technically
be a part of the Earth's Children series. It would be a
wonderful addition, however. With any luck, we'll be seeing
it. I have no news either way, so we can all be surprised
together, if it happens.