The 2019-2020 school year has officially begun for me at least. Tomorrow starts the 2nd week back and I am already overwhelmed and tired. Two different preps, but a lot of wonderful students who make my day enjoyable and manageable. But when is Christmas break again? My writing sadly has been pushed to the wayside as I have too many irons in the fire at this moment. After I submitted my YA to my publisher, I took a much needed break to catch up on myself. Two big projects will come out before the years end and I am scrambling to handle them and teach and family.
Next Monday will come the first bit of big news….when to expect to see Jean Stone Crime Series Volume II. She had to be delayed due to creative differences, but I am very excited to have her come back before the years out. The dates for the cover reveal as well as the book trailer will come shortly afterwards.
Jean Stone will find herself knee deep in dead bodies and trouble again, but this time she finds herself lost in the fury. Can she handle it or will it be too much?
As for the next bit of news, it is a work in progress, but as soon as I can, you all will know.
Currently I am working on my next series. Yes, this makes the 3rd one, but something completely different from what I started on. This is a romance, actually a naval romance. It is fun, flirty, sweet, and hopeful. Drawing on my experience of being a navy wife for 13 years, I find it therapeutic after writing about dead people and mystery. Not sure if it will have a companion at this point. I will have to wait and see.
AND I have another book that is slowly coming to light, only in the first moments of the outline, but something I feel compelled to write. It is a love story, a tragic love story inspired by true life events with in my family. Last year, some news came to light that threw our family into a tailspin. A secret harbored for many years only brought to light by sheer coincidence. Not only was it inspiration for this story, but also for this big project I am currently working on.
Life changes within an incident and what you thought you knew, maybe something completely different. At this point in my life, I am learning to ride the waves.
Sometimes I wonder what this life has in store for me, but then I lean back, settle in, and enjoy the ride.