BEAR CREEK CHRISTMAS
Progress report: Finishing up chapter sixteen – 50,200 words.
BLACK BEAR FACTS: In the winter, bears don’t truly hibernate. Instead, they enter a state of deep sleep called torpor and live off body fat. They awaken from time to time as needed, but can last up to five months without eating, drinking, or passing waste.
The book is nearly done and I have contacted my graphic artist to design the cover! After the MS is finished, I’ll let my beta readers have a crack at it and then make corrections. Once that is all done, I will settle on a release date, which will probably be sometime in November. Meanwhile, I’ll send it out some advance reader copies so I’ll have a few reviews when the book launches. I’m also considering setting up this book for pre-order on Amazon-something I’ve never had the time to do before. It’s exciting to have options that could really help with sales and exposure. Stay tuned right here, and I will keep you updated!
Bear Creek Christmas is the first book in the HOLIDAY MATES series. These stories are meant to be simple, sweet/hot romances – light on the drama, heavy on the relationship, and with a guaranteed happy ending. Future installments will feature a different couple and revolve around a major holiday – all taking place in Bear Creek.
I am pleased to announce that Rise of the Draman is now available in paperback at the following retailers: Amazon, Apple Books, Barnes & Noble, Kobo (including Kobo Plus), Tolino, OverDrive, Bibliotheca, Scribd, Baker & Taylor, Hoopla, Vivlio, and BorrowBox.
Pick up a copy to read to the children in your life, or purchase as a gift for middle grade kids. You also may want to donate the book to your local school or community library. Help spread the word!
Before I begin the next installment of Gladstone Shifters, I may spend some time preparing the manuscripts of books 1-4 for print publication. This is an involved process, so I’m thinking of doing it before I get hip-deep in Elder Moon (see below). There’s never going to be a good time for this project, so doing it first will keep it from hanging over my head while I’m trying to write new material. Stay tuned!
ELDER MOON – Gladstone Shifters Book 5
This doesn’t really need much in the way of explanation! I have the basic plot points down, but the next story will have a lot going on and my brain needs time to sort it all out. More detail later after I’m done with Bear Creek Christmas.
I envision this as a series of Sci-Fi novels or novellas with a common backstory linking them together. Cool aliens, awesome new worlds, and humans in distress. You won’t believe some of the awesome stuff I have planned. Great space opera without all the singing!
This will be a series of shorter works with a mix of genres: fantasy, paranormal, Sci-Fi, and romance. Pay a visit to the shoppe and pick up a little something to take home. Every customer is guaranteed to get more than their money’s worth! And what about that mysterious shopkeeper and her “cat”? Irresistible reading in delicious bites!
Canceled – Retail Men Series
Green’s Thumb is now a standalone, but it, too, would benefit from an overhaul – including significant new material. It remains available for purchase as-is for now. (Cover was changed in June of 2020).
Reader feedback tells me fans really appreciated the older characters in Green’s Thumb, as there aren’t a lot of books out there for this demographic. I’m actively gathering information for future silver romances with characters over 50, whether stand-alones or a series. There is no set timeline for this project.
More Paranormal/Fantasy – Future books may include bear and cat shifters, elves, fairies, brownies, genies, giants, merfolk, cupids, and unicorns. I’m eager to write about all of them! (some of these ideas may show up in the Curiosity Shoppe series – see note above).
Types of stories I won’t write
You’ll have to find a different author if you are looking for books with angels, demons, witches, vampires, or zombies. They just aren’t my cup of tea.
Out of Print
My first novel, Second Chance Earth is no longer available for purchase. Why? See my blog post for the explanation.
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