What lies ahead for 2016

2015 has been an amazing year for me. I’m actually a little sad that it’s almost over. 🙁 I’m hoping that 2016 is just as fantastic but for very different reasons. So, what’s happening in the coming year? Well, here are my plan…

I currently have 6 books that want to be written. 6!!! I know that I won’t be able to write all of them in the next 12 months but you bet your butt I’m going to try. Which books exactly, you ask. Here’s the rundown.

Books 2, 3 & 4 in the Kiss series. Felicity, James and Will will each be getting their own story.

A standalone novel for one of the characters from the Holding On series. Do you need to read the Holding On series to understand it? No, but it will help. It’ll be called Regaining Strength.

I WILL finish Saving Bliss this year, even if it kills me! Owen and Bliss’ story needs to be told. First I need to figure out how to get Bliss to cooperate. She’s a bit of a b***h.

A standalone contemporary romance. I have a title in mind but I’m not sold on it just yet. The tagline won’t change, though, cuz I’m in love with it. “Every choice creates a ripple.” I might start this one first since I’m the most excited about it.

There are a few other mentionable things coming in 2016. First and foremost, my wedding.  I will probably disappear at the beginning of August to finalize all my plans. I’m apologizing in advance. I’m a little OCD when it comes to planning events and I have a feeling that my wedding will make it even more apparent.

Before the wedding, though, Lucky 13 will release in July. If you missed the big announcement, I signed a contract with Anchor Group Publishing for this book. I’m really excited about it. As soon as I have an exact release date I’ll post it. The book is finished – all 84,000 words and my two rounds of personal edits. Before it reaches your hands it will go through professional editing, then formatting, then cover design. I am working with the AMAZING Marisa Shor of Cover Me, Darling on my cover again. I love her work and I’m so thankful that Anchor Group allowed me to work with her on this project.

On top of all that, I do have a few signings planned this year. I won’t be doing any before the wedding. This means that I’ll miss Utopia in Nashville in June, one of my personal favorites. For those of you that I normally connect with there, don’t worry. I will be back in 2017. Here’s what I have slated for 2016:

  • Carolina Bookfest (October 15) – Charlotte, NC
  • Rebels & Readers (November 5) – Huntington, WV

I may be able to add to that list if I find something that’s close to home. There is an expo in March that I attended last year that I’m considering but I haven’t made up my mind yet. To keep up with the most recent happenings, you should sign up for my newsletter. It goes out monthly – the January issues is being sent tomorrow morning. Click HERE to sign up.

Well, that’s my plan for 2016. I’m not making any personal resolutions this year. I want to get in shape, become more discipline in my social media activities and such, but nothing that requires me to commit to it. These are things I want, not challenges. I’ll make them happen. My only professional resolution this year is to better connect with all of you. I think a great way to do that is to find ways to show you my appreciation more often. I have a few ideas. Make sure you follow my Facebook page to see what I have in store.

Happy New Year!