Amulet 5: Prince of the Elves was completed at the beginning of April. This book was tremendously difficult to write, as I chose to stray far from conventional story structure, and I decided to simply let the characters be my guides. I think it proved to be an effective gamble. It was such a joy to discover so much about the characters and the world in this way, and I think the readers will enjoy the ride as much as I did.
We just returned from China, where Jason, Chrystin, and I visited a number of international schools in Shanghai and Suzhou to talk to students. Thank you so much to the librarians, teachers, administrators, and our booking agent Nancy Caffoe for making this trip possible. It was a wonderful experience, and definitely one of the best trips we’ve ever taken.