So I have what I thought was a stomach bug, but it’s turned into something more serious (not pregnant). I’ve been on a BRAT diet now since the 10th. I’m weak, tired, and foggy as hell. It’s killing my muse. I had this plan for 2024–but now I have two projects started, and neither is finished; one is due in a few weeks and is in its infancy. I hate it. My reading room and office lay unpacked. My house is only coming together with the help of family and the elbow grease of my husband. I can’t even. It sucks. So bear with, things are a touch delayed, but I will hopefully get this figured out with the help of the GP and gastroenterologist.
First of all. JUMPER is coming out November 14. ARCs are going to be available through Booksprout and my ARC Team starting on Friday the 3rd. Reviews will be due November 21. My beta readers all thought that this was a great but different read than all the other Somnolence books. It’s definitely a much darker tale, but I loved JUMPER’s backstory it begged to be told.
My life is a bit on end right now. My husband is a doer not a sit on his hand and think about things kind of guy. We talked for about five minutes regarding moving, and then the next thing I knew there was a sign on my front yard, a realtor in my home, and a scheduled open house.
To say I’m unprepared is an understatement. I’m releasing a book for goodness sakes. It’s not time to upheave my life and sell our house out from under me. And better yet than all that? He is sending me alone to buy a house across the country. His theory is that he bought this
So, bookwise, my plans for releases are all shook up and spun sideways. I was planning for a early January release of a YA/NA dystopian and I’m unsure when that is coming. I will be putting out a Somnolence novella definitely for February. But that is all I know right now. Nix’s book is out there in the wind. I don’t have a date for you. Not even the suggestion of one.
What I do have dates on are signings. Here are the places I will be and when.
I was at Books At The Beach for the third time this year. I can’t begin to express how much I love this event. The hostesses are just amazing, and the volunteers are amazing. It’s always pleasant and successful. Not to mention that I get to see friends and familiar faces that bring joy to my heart. Catching up with all these long-lost peeps is part of all the fun.
Not to mention, this year, I had not just my husband with me but my PA, Chanel Johnson. She kept me on the straight and narrow and was terrific with the people I couldn’t entertain while I was blessed to have a small crowd. She also held my books when I shipped two seventy-pound boxes her way until I got there.
I managed an incredible book and swag haul. Please note my goodies in my pics. They won’t be doing the event next year, but I look forward to 2026. If there is a sign-up, consider me signed up.
I had a great time meeting great people, buying new books, and hearing more about Texas. I hope I left as good of an impression on the people there because they are sweet and seem to like the same books I do. Dirty ones! I took photos of my table but didn’t get to snap many photos of those around me.
Please check out some of the authors I did get to rub elbows with. I had dinner with Darlene Tallman and Liberty Parker. I finally got to meet the fabulous Lexi Blake, and I got the Faery series signed by her. Some authors I met who are newer to me are Kendra Moreno, Christina Berry, Sharla Wylde, and Kiersten Modglen. I bought books from Kendra and Christine, but haven’t had a chance since I got home to dig into them yet.
I want to thank Leigh M. Hall and Mariah Kingsley for hosting the event.
Hello, and welcome to my WIP update. It Feels Like Home is going up on Amazon for paperback purchases in the next few days, and it will be up for preorder for e-books until the 4th. It comes out on the 5th of July. You can get it right now if you are an ARC reader through BookSprout or my YA & TEEN ARC Team.
My current project is JUMPER. I’m 13 chapters and 19000 words in. The first few chapters are letters, so there are many chapters at the start. That said, JUMPER is a deep and dark story. I already have TW for sexual torture, sexual sadism, SA, child SA, reference to miscarriage, PTSD by both a primary and side character, and the threat of forced breeding.
So yeah, this is a light, feel-good book you will want to share with the whole family!
Last weekend was Books At The Beach in St. Pete Beach, Florida. I had a great time but in retrospect, did not take that many photos. I failed the photo boss.
The schedule was incredibly convenient for authors and attendees. Thursday was author panels. I took some time to find an incredible vegan restaurant called Golden Dinosaurs in Gulfport, and I attended John Stamp’s Law Enforcement talk. After that, I went to Sherrilyn (Kenyon) McQueen’s panel. Oh my God! She was so full of advice and tidbits about writing and publishing that I won’t share with you because what happened in that room, stays in that room. Sorry, Charlie.
I will be signing at Books At The Beach in September with many other awesome authors, the list is below. I can’t wait. Tickets are still available on Eventbrite. I’m really excited to see Milly Taiden and Evangeline Anderson, again. Reece Taylor is someone I met last year, and she was awesome and funny. Patti Spell is one of the most helpful people on this Earth, and Jennifer Wedmore is a rockstar. Cassidy K. O’Connor and Sheri Lyn are absolutely amazing for giving authors this opportunity. Please check out the event! You can also find out more info about attending authors on their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/booksatthebeachcon.