I was never sure that I'd be able to leave the lake behind completely. I fell in love with the place and the people. It's my happy place - my escape. Over the course of thirteen books, I learned that it had become a happy escape for many readers, too. The original characters are still going about their lives in my head, and it seemed selfish not to share what they're up to with everyone who came to know and love them.
So, in the Seasons series, you will of course, get to know a new couple in each book and follow them as they find their forever and you'll see all our old friends around town, too. They'll be involved in the new stories to some extent but will sit back enough that Seasons will be able to stand alone for anyone who hasn't read the originals.