Catching up

Hi all. A lot has happened since my last post, including my mom passing away, so as you can imagine, my life has kind of fallen apart.

I’m happy to say not completely, but things have slowed way down, while I deal with the business side of death and the changes in my own life.

What that means for books is that Leonidas the Gladiator, which I am working on now, won’t be out in January. I’m now hoping for February or early March. The book is halfway done, which is nice, so when I get back to writing, I won’t have long to go.

I’m also working on re-releasing a historical novel that I’m carefully re-doing, but I’ll have details about that once it’s edited and ready.

On a positive note, I’m excited to be working on all my series again, and also starting a brand new series! Plus I’m contributing a novella to a charity anthology. I have much to write this coming year, and I’m eager to get going.

I’m not sure how swiftly things will emerge, but they will. Writing is my therapy!

The other day, I saw an author apologizing for only writing four books a year.

Only??” I shouted (at the computer screen, not actually at her).

When did it happen that an author should feel apologetic and guilty for writing four full-length novels a year? That is a ton of work! We not only have to write the draft (for most, that is the most time-consuming and difficult), but it takes time for books to be edited and proofread, a cover designed, and then everything published.

Have patience, authors and readers! Good things come to those who wait.

But to tease you, here are some covers for upcoming stuff!

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season.

6 thoughts on “Catching up

  1. Its not easy losing your mother. Mine passed in 2006, and I miss her probably more. But its in a place in my heart that I can live with. One day at a time. Just lost my sister in June. I go to a grief support group. And I bury myself in READING! Binge reading all my favorites! You are next. My best to you. It isn’t easy💔

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  2. I am so sorry for your loss Jennifer.

    I pray with time the sharpness of the ache in your heart will lesson. May the loving memories of your Mom bring you peace.

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  3. Big hugs Jen. The grief cycles are real, and they swamp you when you least expect. Take all the time you need, give your brain, body and especially your heart lots of grace. Sending you love.

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