Alex Irvine wrote, on his blog, about his recently announced "standalone hardcover novel set in the time of the ancient Jedi Knights." See below for what the author had to say about his 2010 release:
"Lucasfilm has announced an extension of their deal with Del Rey until 2013, and yours truly is going to be writing a novel set just before the Knights of the Old Republic storyline. Since I am one of those guys who saw the movie (you know, The Movie; you know the one I mean) a dozen times the summer it came out, this is kind of a dream come true. Viva la Geek! Plus, there are some interesting open spaces in the continuity from that period, which give me a lot of room to work. A detailed announcement of the new books until 2011 or so is on StarWars.com here; my book comes out in the fall of 2010. Mark your calendars..."