Thursday, January 23, 2020

A New Book and Other Things

The Dilemma ebook is now available all over. Click HERE to choose a store. Print will be available in a couple weeks.

Facade is still 99c through 1/25. Click HERE if you would like to grab a copy.

The audio books for A Changed World are coming along slower than I'd hoped. Lethal Seasons and Scattered Seeds are available all over. Gleanings is in the works now.

My large print experiment is coming along. I just approved the press proofs of White Lies and Unintended Consequences. I hope to have links for them on the website very soon.

I got started on Book 1 of Children of a Changed world and had to take some time to create family trees. Then I got back into it and had to stop and do some world/setting work. Once that was done, I started writing again only hitting another snag. I needed to do some research on leather making...

There are a lot more parts to a book than you realize!

Thursday, January 16, 2020

The Story Behind the Artwork


Alex has put together a book about all the covers he has created for my books. It's a wonderful breakdown of the process and his sketches through to the final product. I wrote a little about working with him. I think it's a really cool compilation.

To download a free copy click HERE.

To visit Alex's website click HERE


In other news - Facade is discounted to 99c right now. Click HERE to grab a copy.
And the Scattered Seeds audiobook is rolling out to retailers. I'll have a central link for all of them pretty soon.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Dilemma - Cover Reveal

Ta Da!


And here it is in its superb entirety.

As usual, the latest cover from Alex is my favorite. And this one especially so. I love the light coming through the branches and the tone. Don't you just want to go check out that garden?

It will be released on January 23th.

The first book in the series, Facade, will be discounted to 99c from January 16 - 25. As soon as the price changes hit the retailers I will post them here. Sometimes it takes a little while so I'll start a little before the 16th..

Dilemma is the third in an ongoing series. 

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Dilemma Cover Reveal Tease #2

Another really cool peek at the wonderful artwork for this cover.

I can't believe it has taken me so long to come back to this world. As often happens, it was nice to visit with characters I haven't seen for awhile. That's part of what makes me a genre-hopper. It's nice to step away from one world and into another. I put this one on the back burner so that I could get the Tales of Haroon series started. Now that I have 2 books done for that, I felt it was time to get back to Elaan, Hunter and Trash.

The release date is January 23rd, as long as I can keep to schedule. There is another little surprise coming up in the meanwhile. I'll have more on that soon.


Thursday, December 26, 2019

Dilemma Cover Reveal Tease #1

Here is a small piece of the fabulous cover for Dilemma that Alex has created.

I think he really did an amazing job on this one, so I want to tease it out a little. I will have Tease #2 next week. And then the week after, you get to see the entire wonderful image.

Despite the hiccups and wrong turns, the book is finally coming back together. I have decided on a firm release date (fingers crossed) of January 23rd. I am going to do a preorder on this one in the 2nd week of January with the full cover reveal. More on that when the links go live.

There are some other exciting things in the works, too. I'll talk about them once they are firmed up.

I think it's going to be an exciting year ahead.

Happy New Year to You All!

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Audio Update


It's almost done.

I hope to review the last few chapters today and then send it to ACX for approval.

BUT

It's Christmas and then New Years and they will be closed for the holidays. So I am hoping that the files will be approved and out to retailers by mid-January.

I will update as soon as I know!

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Planning for Brain Fog


I found a note I had left for myself for my 2020 writing calendar. It said to plan for brain fog in January and February.

I'm going to assume I wrote that note when I wasn't feeling well because I don't want to plan for brain fog. I want to plan a way through or over or around it.

My writing skidded to a halt last winter because I wasn't healthy. That isn't something that should be a yearly occurrence. I realize that you can't plan to not catch a cold, but I shouldn't expect to be flattened by my allergies for months.

I've been chipping away at them all year, trying to keep on top of it. I found some helpful supplements, and have been trying to avoid trigger foods. One of which is sugar, and man that's my downfall. And this time of year makes it even worse with cookies and candy everywhere.

Part of the problem is the fatigue. It creeps up on you, stealing your initiative. Before you know it, you go from not wanting to spend the energy doing good things for yourself to not even having the energy to think about it. Getting out of the desk chair to take a walk in the sunshine becomes a monumental task.

I've had some long stretches of good energy this year. That makes you less complacent when you start to slide back into the allergy doldrums. When you know what a good place you can get to, you don't want to settle for just getting through the day.

The note was a good reminder. I need to watch myself more carefully because I have a lot of plans for 2020 and all of them require a healthy body.