Jaxon, of Acme, Washington, wrote to ask, “What happened to Crispin and Owen after they got on the ship to Iceland?” Questions like that, what happened after the book ends? are not uncommon. You can consider them in a number of ways: that I have not completely satisfied my reader; that the story (and characters) are so real that the reader feels the characters must have a further life; that the reader has enjoyed being with the characters so much they want to spend more time with them. I suspect that these same thoughts work on the writer, too. I had not planned to write the six Poppy books, but I so enjoyed the characters, I wanted to write more about them. After writing Night Journeys I worried so about the fate of the characters, I had a dream about what happened next, and indeed, followed that dream to write Encounter at Easton (the only time that ever happened). In the case of the Crispin books, my first musings on the story were such that I contemplated four volumes, which would ultimately lead to, among other things, “What happened to Crispin and Owen after they got on the ship to Iceland?” A publisher’s decision, in which I partly concurred, meant that I did not write that fourth volume. But in fact, I do know (in my head) what happened to Crispin. And I will, someday, write that saga.