Having penned two very remarkable books, The Merro Tree in 1997 and The Divided in 1999, she has remained alarmingly silent. Perusals of her name in various search engines brought up no relevant information as to the whereabouts of Katie Waitman dated after 1999. These books, especially The Merro Tree, have remained with me for many years, their passages resounding as strongly in the halls of memory as other novels that have impacted me, like The Stars My Destination and Dark Tower, to name a few. Quite remarkable for first novels. Mikk of Vyzania is not a forgettable character, and the promise of more stories that detail his adventures is just too unbearable after almost an decade of silence. Writer’s block? Disease? Death? God knows, but one can only hope she is alive and well. And that there is a second Mikk of Vyzania novel.