Monday, December 31, 2018

End of the Year Round-Up

Well, 2018 wasn't my best year for getting out new books, but it wasn't my worst either.

I started off by releasing the e-books of A Modicum of Truth (Justice #2) in February and Sacrificed (Bloodlines #8) in March.

And if you're a regular reader of my blog, you know everything got put on hold shortly after Easter.

I kept writing though, as best as I could. The trade paperbacks for this year's releases came out in October and December respectively.

Now that I'm relatively healthy, I'm concentrating on putting out a lot of books in 2019. I'm not jinxing myself by giving specific dates until the pre-order is up and running. (Yep, I'm going to try to stay ahead this year!)

- Hero De Facto is back from my alpha reader. I'll do another round of proofreading before sending it off to my formatter.

- Hero Ad Hoc was literally just sent to my alpha reader before I started writing this blog.

- The first draft of Hero De Novo will hopefully be finished before Hero De Facto goes on sale.

- A Matter of Death needs to be completed as well.

- Then if nothing else goes wrong, I'll finish the last three Bloodlines stories and the fourth Justice novel.

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I'm still looking at the possibility of another surgery, so I'm trying very, very hard to get ahead before this happens, if it happens. But right now, I'm just happy to be alive and doing something I absolutely love--making up stories to entertain all of you.

May you all have an awesome New Year!

Thursday, December 13, 2018

December's Short Story

Many apologies for the lateness! I underestimated the time needed to write this and overestimated how much free time I had to do it. It's amazing how other people plan things for you in December just because it's the holiday season. LOL

Anyway, I've just posted December's free short story for you, a Justice Thalia tale as promised and quite literally brand new!

Happy Holidays to everyone, and I'll see you in 2019 with brand new novels!

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Catching Up with the Joneses Part 2

Sacrificed is finally live on Barnes & Noble. Also the trade paperback is for sale on Amazon and slowly filtering to other bookstores.

So the last little bit of production for 2018 is complete, and I'm gearing up for a fabulous 2019!

Monday, December 3, 2018

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Post

Remember how I promised a new Justice tale starring Anthea and Penelope's predecessor Thalia for the free December short story?

Well, it was a story that I submitted, but had been rejected months ago. Not because there was anything wrong with it. I really think the editor flipped a coin on several of the selections, and that's okay. From an editor/publisher standpoint, an overabundance of excellent stories can be a curse as you try to decide what to include.

So out of the blue, I got an e-mail from the editor, asking if that story was still available and they would like to see it again if I hadn't sold it elsewhere.

Hell, yeah, you can see it! I mean, any potential sale is a cause for celebration for a writer.

But I'd promised you all a story from a specific series starring a specific character. And by gum, that's what I'm going to do! It'll just be a couple of days late.

Finishing "Murder Most Fowl" is my priority this week, and it should be posted Friday at the latest.

Thank you once again for your patience!

Monday, November 5, 2018

November's Short Story

I've just posted the latest free short story for you. This one is a one-off ghost story.

The next new story will be posted the first Monday of December.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Catching Up with the Joneses

Finally, A Modicum of Truth is up on Barnes and Noble's website. Also, the trade paperback version should be available by the end of the week.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed on the second one because Amazon and CreateSpace are merging their databases. As a former IT professional who has dealt with much smaller databases, it's a pain in the ass. Amazon/CreateSpace are looking to integrate MILLIONS of transactions. I feel very sorry for their IT people right now.

P.S. The November short story will be posted on Monday. If you want to read October's story, read it before the end of the weekend!

Monday, October 1, 2018

October's Free Short Story

I've just posted the latest free short story for you. This one's a little mash-up fan fiction I hope you enjoy!

The next new story will be posted the first Monday of November.