Why, you may ask? Well this time last year, I was still reeling from the high of publishing my first novel, When You Come to Me, which, since it's release last year has sold somewhere over 2,000, perpetuating my legitimacy as an author.
The reality of how far I've come in a year's time still hasn't settled in, so while I'm still riding on Cloud Nine, I'll milk the experience for all it's worth in the interim.
I've been working on a number of projects this summer, and reading excessively, getting myself geared up for a pretty exciting Fall season.
Earlier this year, I started writing a novella entitled The Trail's End, which I initially intended to release on my birthday (October 1st), but got a pretty great surprise in June: I was invited to Whidbey Island, Washington, for a week-long Master Class and creative writing residency. I will be working on the novella at length, getting advice from the experts, while enjoying an amazing view of Mount Rainier.
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And if you haven't read it yet, When You Come to Me ends with a cliffhanger that have angered a few of the readers because they've become so attached to Brandon and Natalie's story. So, I've started work on the sequel of which is called "Skin Like Dawn", which chronicles their story after the honeymoon phase is over. I've already shared the outline of this story with a couple of my closest friends and they love it so far. While it doesn't have a release date yet, I'm hoping to put it out there early next year!
My main focus in the meantime is making sure "The Trail's End" is perfect and ready for release at the end of this year -- just in time for the holidays!
I sincerely thank everyone for joining me on this journey. I can only get better from here!