Great news for fans in the wake of the 20th anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer!
Simon Pulse is set to publish a spinoff series based on the television series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The series, titled Slayer, will be written by New York Times bestselling author Kiersten White and be published in the fall of 2018. The series will center on a new slayer from the potentials Willow awakened in the series finale of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Kiersten White is best known for her And I Darken and Paranormalcy series is no stranger to the supernatural genre and will no doubt do a fantastic job.
The vice president and editorial director of Simon Pulse, Liesa Abrams gave her thoughts on the new series:
“We have always had a special affection for Buffy at Simon Pulse, as evidenced by our long publishing history with the brand. Kiersten White, whose work we deeply admire, is the perfect author to write an original series set in the Buffyverse. We couldn’t be more excited to have Kiersten on board to bring her skill and passion for Buffy together with one of the most influential properties in popular culture.”
White has been a huge fan of Buffy since the beginning and is thrilled to be writing this series.
“Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s influence on my own writing can’t be underestimated,” the author tells EW. “When my agent asked if I was interested, I basically said, ‘Every book I’ve ever written was an audition for this.’ It’s still stunning to me that I get to contribute to a world that has been part of my imagination for more than half my life. Dreaming up my own slayer is one of the most surreal experiences of my career so far. I’m so excited to share her with diehard Scoobies and new fans alike!”
As a fan of both Buffy the Vampire Slayer and White, I cannot wait to get my hands on this book!