It’s been awhile, and that means it’s time for an update and what I’m working on post!
First things first! Hero Worship was originally released as part of an antho a few years ago. I love this story. Like an insane amount. I don’t know what it is about it, and it was one of the first I ever wrote, but Matt and Alex have a special place in my heart. I revisited them often in flash fics, because I never could quite let them go. So I’m super happy to say it’s going to be released as a single title in January with JMS Books. It’ll get some new polish and shine, and a pretty new cover. Anyone who hasn’t gotten the opportunity to read it before will finally get a second chance. (Specific info when I have it)
So there’s going to be a glut from me in the coming months. First we have Hearts and Hazelnuts, on November 29. I’m doing a cover reveal over on Joyfully Jay next Friday, and I can’t wait to show it off. Because it’s beautiful and I love it. Brooke Albrecht did an amazing job. I’m in the process of working with the publisher to set up a mini blog tour so I’ll post those when I know them.
Then there’s A Timely Gift, part of Dreamspinner’s Advent Calendar. On December 1st, it’ll be released as a standalone title. The whole set is up for preorder now, at a fantastic price, so if you want 31 great stories, one a day, delivered to your inbox, then head over and pick it up! And if only a few strike your fancy, they’ll all be available individually on the first.
In January, on the 16th, Ghost of a Chance will hit e-shelves. If you’ve already subscribed to the Dreamspun Beyond line, then you’ll get the book when it’s released. If not, you can get it (or any of the other titles) individually in ebook or paperback. I really love the cover for this one too, but I’m gonna keep that to myself for a little while longer. Closer to release date, I’ll share it. I feel like I’ve talked about this book a lot, but I love Blake and Derek, and I love their story. And it’s something just a little bit different, so that was extra fun. I can’t wait to share their story…and that of Sam and Michael, Lost Souls Found, which will be out in late spring. Though each book can be read as a standalone, and isn’t dependent on the other, there are cameos in both stories of all the characters, so it makes it a little bit more fun. (And a third for the series is currently under review by the publisher)
And, of course, as I mentioned, Hero Worship will also be re-released in January!
So what else has been going on? I worked through a little bit of burn out, and am currently penning another story, shifters this time. I’m not putting too much pressure on myself, just enjoying it as I write it, though I have a loose goal to get it done by mid November. I’ve always wanted to write shifters, but wanted to do it in a way that speaks to my own idea of how it works. And though one of my characters is a wolf, the other is a mountain lion, because I had to have a cat of some sort.
Oh, and I dye my own yarn now, a few of which are for sale, so if you’re interested, you can check out my Etsy shop! The names of the colorways are based on romance genres, Harry Potter themed, and Star Trek. So, that’s fun. heh.
Still no day job yet, but I’m making the best of it. Have an interview. We will see how it goes.
So that’s me in a nutshell right now. Hope everyone’s world is as shiny as it can be.
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Yay! Look at all that happy news! Well the no job isn’t, well, it sort of is too, but yeah, lol. I remember I got laid off in 2002 (I want to say September of that year but am not totally sure). I worked for Aetna at the time and got a very nice package. Having the holidays off for the first time ever was such a wonderful thing I have never been able to repeat (which is both good and bad!). I was able to be off work for basically a year what with the package and unemployment, but by the time I went back to work in October of 2003 I desperately needed it.
Anyway, I’m so glad for you about all the stories coming out! It’s well-deserved. And the yarn stuff is awesome
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Aenta. Bah. They used to be the bane of my existence! 😀
But that kind of package is great, and it’s so lovely to have the time off. I’ve been enjoying it, mostly, and even though I want to work, not working has been good too.
Thanks! I’m super excited about all the releases–I really do love these stories–and about the yarn! Now if only that could be my full time…ah well. A girl can dream!
Good luck with the interview, Kris! And with the Etsy shop! What a great idea for naming your yarns. And good for you for having all these publications coming up over the next few months, you’ve had a really productive writing year!
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I’ll happy take all the good luck you can send my way. 😀
I’ve had a fairly good year, which is awesome. I’ve really enjoyed it too. Well, for the most part lol