writing update

So many stories, not enough time

I can't believe this year is almost halfway over! After quitting my full time job and becoming a full time writer in January, I had my book year planned out. But sometimes plans change and with a creative brain, who's a 100% pantster, I go where the inspiration goes. So, I figured it was time to give a little update!

You might be wondering what's coming after Chasing Cars and the Lessons We Learned releases on May 16th. I've got so many projects in the mix right now it's hard to tell which one will come out first! So, let's break it down a little.

I Could Be A Monkey is coming very soon. It's in the interior formatting stage right now. The hope is to have it available next month before Utopia Con! Cross your fingers and toes.

At this very moment, Michele and I are writing our novella for the 10 Things I Love About You box set coming this FALL. The story is unfolding into what could be something bigger and we're super excited about it! So be on the look out for that.

But before 10 Things I Love About You came to fruition, Michele and I were working on another story––one that we were almost done with!––and then completely reworked the story line on our road trip to Authors in the Bluegrass last month. We're still hoping to have this one completed before the end of the year, but we shall see!

For my solo books? Willowhaven #3, Stain, and Faylinn #5? Well, unfortunately those got put on the back burner. I still think about them and plot as ideas come to me, but writing with Michele has been where the inspiration is. And I know y'all want stories I love and care about, and don't force. Those books are still coming, I just can't tell you when.

The plan was to get all these books out before the end of the year, but I've got a lot going on personally. Between selling and building a house, moving to Utah (temporarily) at the end of the year to start IVF treatments, and other family and personal things, bear with me! There's still a lot of exciting things to come! Just might not be in the timeline I had planned.


New Writing Adventure

When Michele and I finished Chasing Cars we thought we were done with the 90s, but we recently joined an awesome new project!


We just can't seem to get enough of the 90s! We're so stoked to announce our next writing adventure coming this fall! 10 Things I Love About You is a collection of NEW stories with 10 other authors put together by WAWA Productions: the fabulous Regina Wamba (one of my cover designers) and Janet Wallace (the founder of Utopia Con). Each novella will be set in a year in the 90s and named a song title from that year. AND a portion of every sale goes to DirectRelief.org. OMG Becky! It just gets better and better.

If you know anything about me, you know Heath Ledger was MY heartthrob! I sobbed for days in front of the TV watching the news after his death. It's still hard for me to get through 10 Things I Hate About You. I get to the part where he starts singing Can't Take My Eyes Off You on the bleachers and I have to turn it off. Makes me all weepy! So, when I saw this as the theme I about died. I LOVE THIS SO HARD! Can't wait to share our story with you!

Stain Cover and Blurb Reveal

I've been holding on to this cover since April. Do you know how hard that is??? I originally planned on writing Stain a long time ago, but then TDTSU, Paper Planes, Glimmer, and Subway Stops happened.  This one is not one I've been able to pantster my way through. I've been plotting it ever since 2014. I even have a five page outline. I don't even know who I am anymore. Pantster, what? I've had the full jacket as my desktop for months, so I could stare at it every day. Okay Creations. really hit the mark. Sarah nails my vision every time. While it's still going to be awhile until this book comes, I couldn't hold the cover hostage any longer!

Genre: Psychological Thriller
Release Date: Fall 2017

A rock sensation.
A Hollywood starlet.
A reclusive journalist.

Accused of murdering his fiancé, Blake Collins drops from the radar. His chosen sanctuary? The girl he left behind.

Katarina Soloway is the one person Blake trusts to uncover the facts, but the further they dig, the more twisted the truth becomes.

When paths cross, no one is safe. Horrors always leave a mark. The stain of truth may never come clean.

ADD on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23517768-stain

The full jacket is my FAVORITE!!!


Updates For My Loves

Hey y'all... I know it's been a little bit since you've really heard any writing updates from me so I wanted to give you something... But I'm afraid it's not good news. For the last few months I've been trying so hard to get something down in Luminary. Day after day I've pulled it up and done my best to push the story along, but unfortunately there's been a lot of personal stuff that's gone on that has made writing really difficult. I haven't been in the right place to give you Faylinn fans the story you deserve. I know where the story is going, but you guys have been so awesome, I don't want to push a story of crap just to get you something as soon as possible.  I want Faylinn to end with a bang and go above an beyond your expectation. You deserve something GREAT. I said Luminary would be out sometime this Summer, but I'm going to have to just give it an indefinite 2014 release date.

I'll be taking a little break from writing for a bit, so I can get my crap together. I won't even be working on other projects. So, don't think I'm just pushing Luminary aside for Me Without You like I  did after Ember for Me After You. I'm putting it all on hold. This has been a really hard decision to make. I didn't want to take a break. I just wanted to give you Luminary, but I also want to do the story justice and I just can't do that right now. I hope y'all understand.

I do have the Luminary photo shoot coming up next month, so look for updates on that! Maybe you'll even get some behind the scenes images. ;) The cover reveal will probably be sometime in April or May.

I love y'all so much and promise to keep you updated! <3