Another year is nearing an end, and I’ve had a marvelous time hosting some talented and gracious authors on my blog. I’d like to thank each one of them, along with every loyal reader out there who has ever taken the time to leave a comment, written a review, emailed, tweeted, posted on Facebook, Goodreads, etc., or has personally told family members and friends about the books that have been featured on my blog.
It’s been an interesting year for me. In January, I decided not to renew my book contracts with my publisher, so I requested and was granted the rights to all my books. Then I had to go through the process of publishing them myself. And as the song goes, I did it my way, which is usually the long, hard way. But I’d had many disagreements with my publisher and it was a relief not have to deal with that publishing house any longer.
I managed to get all three of my novels out by May, which may seem like a long time for only three novels, but it was actually an accomplishment, since I’d had cataract surgery on both eyes, two weeks apart, in February. Which meant part of the month was kind of lost as far as writing is concerned.
Also at the beginning of this year, I began writing, The Tarkington Treasure, which is now available as an ebook for Amazon Kindle.
I wanted this to be the last novel in my Charlotte Ross Mystery series, but my editor has suggested that I write one more, just to tie up some loose ends. So, I guess I’ll be working on another Charlotte Ross mystery. But… I’ll also be writing a new cozy mystery series—The Willows Mysteries. The first book in the series is titled: In the Absence of Evidence. I hope to get both novels out some time next year. I’m keeping my muses crossed, anyway.
As I’ve done in previous years, to thank all the wonderful authors who have appeared on my blog this year, I’m going to tweet each of their blog posts every day until December 31st. I hope everyone will help them out by re-tweeting.
Thanks for reading my blog. I wish you all happiness and wellbeing—and for every author out there: Super-fantastic book sales in 2017!