Secrets and Surprises

Friday, January 6, 2023


First and foremost, Happy New Year. I hope it is filled with happiness, good health, and a little magic. That's my word for the new year, by the way. Happy. I think that covers a lot.

Well, life can be a weird and crazy thing. I turned forty in June and never would have thought my life would be as odd, exciting, and crazy as it is now. My point is, never think you're too old for anything. I became a bestselling author by thirty. It was and still is mind blowing to me. To think that so many readers related and loved these characters that lived in my head. I honestly thought, this was it. I'd hit my peak at thirty and I was incredibly grateful. 

But as my thirties progressed I realized, I still had a lot of hutzpah. There was still more in me. I wanted to accomplish more. I wanted to do more. I had more in me still waiting to be done. 

Life throws us curveballs and I had to take a sabbatical to take care of my daughter. It took time and a lot of work, but now she is healthy and working hard to reach her dream. 

I can't wait to be able to tell you her secrets, too! This kid amazes me on a regular basis.

And I'm helping her as much as possible. I'm also still reaching for my dreams--because we're allowed to have more than one. There is a lot of things I still want to accomplish and experience. There are a lot of things I still want to learn. And by damn, I'm going to... but I can't talk about all of them yet.

I can tell you this... I'm currently working on three secret projects. One is the re-release of a book that I love and am updating. Due to time constraints the first version was not everything I wanted it to be. It could have been better--stronger. So I've taken the time to update the book. No huge plot changes, but some adjustments to characters that make the story more compelling.

I'm also working on a Young Adult book, but I can't say much about it. I do not have a release date right now and cannot divulge the plot or give any hints other than I love every bit of this book--the plot, the characters, the twists. 

Last but not least is a secret I honestly can't tell you anything about. Non-Disclosure Agreements are serious things. So, I'm trying to be very careful with my words. Some of you will guess, some of you will be right, and some of you will be very wrong. What I can tell you? Holy crap, I'm excited. Oh man. This could be a dream come true. And despite how it might look, it's completely and utterly unrelated to anything else going on in my life. Just an awesome coincidence that has made me smile, given me crazy anxiety, and then made me smile again, God, I can't wait to talk about it more.

What have you been up to? Where are you headed? Any thing special going on? Fill me in! I want to know.



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