Monday, January 30, 2017

Inspiration


I can't change the direction of the wind, 
but I can adjust my sails to always 
reach my destination.
   --Jimmy Dean


Sunday, January 29, 2017

Random Thoughts: What Am I Currently Doing???

There are only two days left in the month and then it is February.
January has flown by so fast, but then it has been a busy start to what is going to be a very busy year for me. I'm still working my day job. I wish I could quit today, but when I take a look at the bigger picture, I need to keep working, at least for now. I only have about five years left until I can retire, so it doesn't make sense to toss it away.

In the past, I've written 3 to 4 books per year. This year I've planned for about 8 books, and have ideas popping up for more. It's my most ambitious writing schedule. I'm working on writing more and being more efficient. It is definitely a work in progress.

January has definitely been busy.
Joy's Forever, Bryant Station Curves book 7, was released in both ebook and paperback. Currently, there is a contest to win a signed copy of Joy's Forever. Just go to my Facebook page and comment on the Book Contest, but hurry! The contest ends on January 31, 2017.

What am I currently doing?
Currently I'm have finished the first three chapters of Surviving Ivy, Bryant Station Curves book 8. I'm planning to for a Spring release. By the end of February, I should have a definitely release date. Fingers crossed. Surviving Ivy is Ben and Ivy's story and it takes place roughly ten years after Joy's Forever.

In February, I will be releasing the second Bryant Station Curves box set. It will contain books 4 - 6 (Saving Courtney, Lauren's Mate, and Claiming Harley). It will be in ebook format and paperback. I plan to release the first box set in paperback, but haven't set a date yet.

Question for you: Do you want to see all of my books in paperback???

What are some of my near future plans/goals?
I'm jotting down plot ideas for the next book in the Reluctantly Undead series. I had a file of material which included character bios, but since the move, I haven't been able to find it. I'm beginning to think it will be faster for me to just recreate the information files I need.

Bryant Station Curves series will come to an end this year. Book 9 will be out toward the end of the year. I'm sad to bring it to an end. It's sad, but there is a rainbow.
In Surviving Ivy, you will meet some new people who either currently live or will be moving there in Bryant Station. Two direct spin-offs will happen. These are still in the very beginnings of the planning stage...basically notebook pages with ideas jotted down.

What about planners?
I use a planner and have finally figured out a system that works better for me. I started the new system at the beginning of this month and so far am happy with it. If there is interest, I will post more about my version of a creative/functional planner.

Don't forget about the chance to win a signed copy of Joy's Forever. The contest ends Tuesday, January 31.



Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Book Giveaway

Giving away three signed copies of Joy's Forever. 
To get your name into the drawing, go over to Facebook, and
 write a comment, share the post, like the post.


Monday, January 23, 2017

Inspiration


The first step 
towards getting somewhere 
is to decide that you 
are not going to stay 
where you are.
  --JP Morgan


Monday, January 16, 2017

Inspiration


Write it on your heart 
that every day is 
the best day in the year.
  --Ralph Waldo Emerson


Friday, January 13, 2017

2017 Goals

In my world, 2016 was the year of changes! I had several books I planned to write but huge life events took over and my plans were pushed aside.


My 2016 memories:

  • Birth of grand baby
  • Sold the house
  • Moved to a much small place
  • Published 2 books and a box set

My 2017 plans:

  • More stories for Bryant Station Curves, Reluctantly Undead series, Briary Creek Wolves, Brimstone Heat, and Tangled Fates.
  • The final story in Bryant Station Curves, which will be book 9, will be published later this year.
  • A new series set in Bryant Station and based on characters you will meet in Surviving Ivy, book 8.
  • January: Joy's Forever, book 7 of Bryant Station Curves was released in ebook. The paperback will be out in a few weeks.


I have put together a very ambitious book release schedule. I say it is ambitions because I still work full time at the day job.

I'm excited about the New Year! I've set up a new calendar system to track my writing and goals so that I stay on schedule.

I hope the new year is wonderful for you!

Monday, January 9, 2017

Joy's Forever




Joy Anderson is different from the other shifters in Bryant Station. She and her cave bear have died and been reborn more times than she can count.  In each life, she has longed for her mate and a family, but lies and her insecurities have kept her running from her mate.

There is only one woman Theo Willis wants and that woman is Joy Anderson. She is his mate, but she has been running from him for centuries and he doesn’t know why.


They need each other, but will that need be enough to bring them together? Will they be able to discover who is behind the lies that has kept them apart?





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Inspiration


Love me or hate me, both are in my favor...
If you love me, I'll always be in your heart...
If you hate me, I'll always be in your mind.
--William Shakespeare


Monday, January 2, 2017

Inspiration



"May your coming year be filled with magic 
and dreams and good madness. 
I hope you read some fine books 
and kiss someone who thinks you're wonderful, 
and don't forget to  make some art--write 
or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. 
And I hope,
 somewhere in the next year, 
you surprise yourself."

--Neil Gaiman