BOOKS IN PROCESS

Bear Creek Valentine – Holiday Mates Book 2

Progress stats: Beginning chapter four / 11,000 words.

Last update: October 2, 2022

The first few chapters are always an interesting challenge, particularly when the book is part of a series. Characters are introduced and fleshed out, all while setting up the main plot threads. It’s a delicate balancing act which demands a slower writing pace to get it right. Having beta readers looking at each chapter as it’s written helps an awful lot too!

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This wonderful quote aptly summarizes the general direction of the Holiday Mates series:

“When readers pick up a holiday romance, they’re not looking for gritty realism, they’re looking for escapism and hope. They can get their fix of reality any day of the week, but in their holiday romances they want to be uplifted; they want to see the good guys winning and love conquering all.” Jenny Bayliss

Check back often to monitor my progress!

Look for Bear Creek Valentine in January of 2023.

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Next up:

By summer of 2023, I hope to release Book six in the Gladstone Shifters series. While I have a hankering to do something different, I’m locked in until I run out of great story ideas and/or reader interest. I’ll provide more details at a later date.

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Future Projects:

Scattered Humanity

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!

NOTE – I’m HUNGRY to write some Sci-Fi, but must finish the other two series I’m working on before that happens. Yeah, it’s frustrating!

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Curiosity Shoppe

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!

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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).

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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, zombies, mobsters, assassins, or the occult. They just aren’t my cup of tea.

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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.

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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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