FAQ

I get a lot of the same email questions and hits to my blog wondering various things, so I thought a quick FAQ would be useful.


When is Gimme Shelter (Stirling Falls #3) coming out?

I was aiming for a summer/fall 2014 release but everything in 2014 got put on the backburner due to my declining health and some family emergencies. I am really sorry for the wait between books in that series. I'm hoping to fit writing it into my 2015 schedule.


When is Still in Love with You (Circle of Friends #2) coming out?

I'm not sure. There are a number of issues behind it not being complete yet. The one I can talk about is that I'm debating taking How Can You Mend a Broken Heart and turning it into a category-length romance novel, which would then affect the sequel. When I have news, I'll share it.


When is Stray Cat Strut (Cats & Conjure #3) coming out?

I was hoping for February of 2014 but to be completely honest, #2 didn't sell that well, and I haven't been able to afford to take time off of work to write #3. I won't leave the story hanging, of course, but it's something I have to squeeze in when I get a chance. I'm hoping for late 2015.

There might be a fourth book in that series--I'll see when I'm done the third. When the series is complete, I'll release them all as a boxset in addition to the individual releases.

What about more Midsummer Suspense Tales?

Beauty will be out January 23, 2015. Snow will be out March 27, 2015. Beyond that, it's probably going to depend on sales. I have at least two-three more planned that I really want to write but it has to be financially viable for me to invest the time and money in the books.


Why is there a wait in between releases?

Because I have to actually write the books before I can publish them, and as I work a day job and have a family/social life, stories get written when I have a chance. Should my career take off, I'll be able to devote more time to writing. I know gaps between books in a series are annoying but I'm working as quickly as I possibly can.


When is I Who Have Nothing coming out?

I don't know. It's not ready yet. At this point, I am very, very close to setting it aside permanently.

I've been working on it since November 2012: writing, rewriting, revising, deleting and writing again, re-outlining, etc. It's a lot of work on a book that will probably be stolen more the day of release than bought--knowing how many hours was spent on it and seeing people illegally distribute it like that will likely upset me enough that I might not write for several months afterward, and that's not the best decision for me right now as I try to build up a career. So we shall see. I'd like to *try* to get it out fall 2015 at this point.


Did you know you're no longer listed on your publisher's website?

Yes, because I am no longer with that publisher. I spoke at length about that here.


Will [book title] come out in print?

Maybe! Longer books are already out in print now.  If something isn't in print, it's too short for that. If it's a series (like Cats & Conjure) of novellas, I'll probably collect them in print when all of them are done.


Why are your books so short?

Again, I addressed that here. Writing for a publisher meant writing to a certain length to keep in a certain price range. That no longer applies, so now I'm writing the book whatever length seems appropriate and keeping my prices lower.

The last books have hardly been short, though. Sympathy for the Devil was 73K words--that is a full length novel, on the longer side than most. The Cats & Conjure books were written to be novellas, just over 100 pages each (twice as long as my early work like Near to You). If you want to check length before you buy, I list word count and rough page count under each book blurb with the buy links here.


Can I have a book for review?

If you run a legit book blog or review site, please ask. I only have ebooks available, not print, remember.


How will I know when something new is released?

You can sign up for my announcement email list. You can also follow me on Facebook and Twitter.




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