Tonight I will be participating in my first author takeover. I'm a bit nervous, but excited to give away my book and hope that it finds new readers. My first book release party will be August 12th, also a first for me. Hosting an entire night is daunting enough, but my friend Debra Presley is releasing her first novel and did a 3 day release party! She's my hero! I'm sweating worrying about 4 hours and I will only be on for 30 minutes of those! Another example of what a great community I've joined since so many authors offered to help with my release party, including co-host J.A. Kazimer who has her first book releasing in two weeks. This is such an exciting time for me as an author, I'm very bummed to have to be returning to my real life in two weeks when I go back to school/work. Anyone else wish they could write full time? The things I could get accomplished!
I have a new series that I'm very excited about that just sold to my current publisher Camel Press. It's about an Irish family living in the Bronx. The O'Briens should be coming your way within the next year! Contemporary romance is much easier for me to write, but I wouldn't be me if I didn't add some suspense to it, so those of you that liked Lover's Oak will still get some mystery and intrigue. So while I thought this might be a one-shot deal for me with Lover's Oak releasing, I'm so fortunate to be coming out with an entire series over the next three years! More writing, more promoting, more fun in this author life! I can't wait to see what the future holds!