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I would like to give those who read ‘Eleanor’ the chance to ask me questions about the characters, the world and the writing process in general, please feel free to enter your questions below, I look forward to hearing from you.

– S.F. Burgess


Hello, This is my first time contacting an author directly about a book. I have thoroughly enjoyed your series so far and love the characters. I was wondering if you have any idea yet when Freddie will be published? After this year it would be so nice to immerse myself once again in your fantasy world. Thank you.

Hi there,
Its lovely to hear from you and I'm so glad you've enjoyed getting to know my ink and paper friends.
Freddie is underway, but its very slow going (sorry ?). I have a full time job that actually managed to get busier and more time consuming over the pandemic and my job has also required me to do a law degree, which I'm in the middle of, so I've had very little time to write (or breath! ? ). My law degree will be over next summer and I'm hoping to then get Freddie finished by the end of next year. Freddie is my favourite (don't tell the others ? ) so I very much want to do him justice, but I'm sorry you're having to wait.
Kind Regards

Any updates on Freddie? P.S. you’re the best

I’m in isolation with the corona virus, so I bought Eleanor and read it in 2 days, I promptly bought Will. And read that. Today I bought Amelia, sadly I’ve just finished it. Please, is a Freddie being published soon...?.that army is getting closer..

I have just finished Amelia and of course I loved it just as much as the both Eleanor and Will. Crying, Laughing, and My ever growing love for the characters increasing with each page. I was wondering if you had any plan of action for Freddie yet because I can not keep my hands of your books and cannot wait for the next one! Thank you - Charlie

Hi Charlie,
How lovely to hear from you! I'm so glad you enjoyed Amelia, it was a painful one for me to write. I cried quite a few tears myself.
I do have a plan for Freddie, but the plan for Freddie is a little different from the others and I want to write the last book, Conlan, with it, as they are sort of two halves of the same bit of the story, this is proving to be complex.
I am working on it, however, I started a new job in June this year, so going has been slow while I got up to speed, but I'm planning to be able to give it my full attention again as of January 2019, but it could still take 12 months or so for me to finish. On the plus side you should have less time to wait for the last book, which seemed like a fair trade off. I'm sorry I'm not the fastest writer in the world, I take solace from the fact that I am still faster than George R.R. Martin! I appreciate your kind words and your support and hope the wait won't be too much of a stress.
Kind regards

Greetings Sara from Arizona. The last time I wrote to you, about how much we were all going to miss your books, you told me you had too many irons in the fire and it wasn’t possible to continue the series for a while. I hope that your husband has recoverd from his illness! I also hope that your move, new job, and your many fur babies are doing great. I just received a note from Amazon that you are going to release Amelia in December. What a great Christmas ????. Thank you Sara for working this book into your busy life. I can’t wait to read it. Please take good care of yourself. Sherry

Can't wait for next in series, so much so that I've re-read Eleanor and will, when will the next instalment be out please

Do you have a release date for Amelia

Hey! I have read both Eleanor and Will and loved the both! The more I read the more I fell in love with all the characters. Only now I want to fall more in love with them. I know you probably get this question all the time and are sick of answering, but I just need to know when Amelia will come out! I don't need an exact date just a broad answer. A month, season, or even a year will do! Thank you so much writing these amazing books!

When Will Amelia be released, and will it be released on Kindle as well as paperback.

Hi - Thank you for the question.
Due to my recent house move the release of 'Amelia' has slipped slightly. When I start writing again properly (without workmen and deliveries to organise 🙂 ) I will assess it and make a formal announcement but I think it will be published in Spring next year.
It will  be available on the  Kindle and in paperback.
Kind regards

When is Amelia coming out?

Just loved Eleanor, Will broke my heart. Could not put either book down. Great reads. When will Amelia be ready for us to devour?

Just a bit of a fun question! If you were going to make a film of The Five, who would you cast as Eleanor, Will, Amelia, Freddie and Conlan? Loved Eleanor - couldn't put it down! Can't wait to get stuck into Will!!

Are you planning any more books after Will? Will there be 5 in all? Absolutely LOVED Eleanor and can't wait for more! Thanks, Mara

It's lovely to hear from you and I'm so happy you enjoyed 'Eleanor', I hope you love 'Will' too.
Yes, the plan at the moment is five books in the series 'Amelia' is next, then 'Freddie' and 'Conlan'.
Should keep you going for a few years 🙂
Thank you for your support,
Happy reading,

Do you know when Will will be published

Is there going to be a continuation of the Eleanor story or is that a one off??

Hi there I had to read a fantasy book for my class and do book report on it do you think it would be suitible for me to do a book report on it it's for 12-13 year olds .

Could you please tell me whether Eleanor would be suitable for my 11 year old daughter? She is a very advanced reader, but would the content suitable? Thanks. (I did try and ask this question on Twitter @InMydren but in spite of being quite techie, I clearly don't understand Twitter!).

When will your next book be published?

What was your motivation for writing Eleanor ?

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