It’s been a while—a long while—since I published a post here. It wasn’t exactly the plan that I had, it just seemed to work out that way. So, what have I been doing for the past year?
I’ve finished writing 5 new novels [Wicked Winter, Savage Spring, Blue Mountain Dreams, Misappropriated Means, and Silver Linings], a new novella [Vexed Vacation]. Wicked Winter and Savage Spring are the last books of the Sleepy Hollow Series that we put out last year, and are currently available where ever books are sold. The other three books will be being released in October, November and December. As I said, things have been busy here.
I’m not sure when Vexed Vacations will be being released. It was written and submitted for a contest. The winner of the contest will be announced in December, and the winning novella will be published in a national magazine in July 2015. So, if it is a winner, it will see the lime light in about 10 months. Otherwise, it will go through Golden Lark Publishing, and likely end up on the late spring/ early summer calendar.
Now, the title of this post was Directions for 2014, and I probably should spend some time letting you know where we are headed over the next few months.
On the positive side, I should be blogging a bit more frequently starting in early October. What I’m envisioning is probably 2-3 posts per week. One post will be a freebie–a short story that I’ve already published elsewhere, will be available here for one week. I’m not yet sure what day I will be doing it, but I will announce it here as soon as I set the schedule.
The other posts each week will be short articles based on the research that I do for my books. As my bio says, I was a science teacher for many years, and one of the things that I did was to design and teach a forensics course at the high school level. These posts will convey the basics about forensic science in bite sized portions that an average person can understand. I’m hoping that they will be informative, enjoyable and that other writers may find them useful in their work.
As we move forward with the new posts, I will also be working to update the website both aesthetically and functionally, so hang in there. It will get better.