Fans of ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’, this one is for us! There is going to be a sequel!
Disney Publishing has hired Shea Ernshaw, who wrote The wicked Winter and Winterwood, to write a new YA (young Adult) novel!
The new story is going to be written from Sally’s point of view and does not have a title yet.
Apparently the new story will be about Sally and Jack after they are married. Sally accidentally sets a villain from Halloween Town free.
This new book, written from the point of view of Sally, takes place shortly after the movie ends. It’s the yet-to-be-told love story of Sally and Jack. But it’s also a coming-of-age story for Sally, as we see her navigate her new royal title as the Pumpkin Queen of Halloween Town. [It] will hopefully give fans a long-awaited second dose of Sally, Jack, and all the familiar residents of Halloween Town, while introducing a new cast of grim, strange characters, that I hope readers will love.Shea Ernshaw explained in a Disney Q&A run by io9.
The villain puts Halloween Town, Jack, and even other holiday-themed towns in danger.
Getting to know Sally better
Since this story is told from Sally’s point of view, it will give us a chance to learn more about her character.
What does a ragdoll truly want out of life? What is she afraid of? And how much is she willing to risk to save those she loves? As we will learn in the book, she’s willing to risk quite a lot. Sally is one of the most compelling, and also richly-layered characters I’ve ever written, and it’s an honor to get to tell her story.Shea Ernshaw
We have a bit to wait until the book debuts, I can hardly wait! This could mean another movie in the future!
Shea Ernshaw’s ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ YA novel is scheduled to release in July 2022!