I had been putting off writing the book to go between the already completed volumes three and five of Senta and the Steel Dragon. But at the end of 2011, I finally started. I varied the formula a bit from previous books. Instead of following a single character for an entire chapter, I flipped back and forth within a chapter. The result was that I went wildly off my outline, and by the time I was done, I was exhausted and not very pleased with the final product. Going back and reading The Young Sorceress though, I like it better than I thought I did.
Once The Young Sorceress was done, I revised the long-finished The Two Dragons. I changed very little except for the final chapter which was entirely rewritten, and the long epilog I had originally written was removed. I had decided by this time that I might want to continue the series at a later date, so the epilog had to go.
By the time I finished these two Senta books, I was feeling quite heavy. I thought I would write something light. I dusted off my manuscript of The Jungle Girl and wrote several new chapters. I even created a new cover for it. Then I just became unhappy with it. I went back and changed it from a first person story to a third person narrative, but in the end, I put it back in the proverbial drawer.
I had long thought about writing another Eaglethorpe Buxton story. I started in on Eaglethorpe Buxton and the Queen of Aerithraine, which is kind of a continuation of the two previous stories. By the time I was done, I had not only thought of two more stories, but I decided to publish them all together as a five book set. The Many Adventures of Eaglethorpe Buxton was published just before Christmas.