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Keep Track of Me in 2016 (and Beyond)

First up: In case you hadn’t noticed, I have a shiny new header and a shiny new tagline: Romance for Every Heart. The tagline reflects my belief that love is for everyone, and my intent to show that with the stories I write. Even though some of those stories might fall outside your usual reading boundaries, I hope you’ll give them a try. Don’t worry—I have no plans to leave M/M romance behind. 🙂

I’ll also be working on a redesign of the website, and along with the new look, I’ll be launching a newsletter probably later this month. Sign-ups are available right here. I don’t expect to publish more than once a month, and likely less often than that. Expect to find updates on upcoming titles, sneak peeks at cover art, snippets of works in progress, and a giveaway now and then.

So, what kinds of things will I be telling you about? I’m glad you asked!

I have only one firm submission deadline this year. In the fall, I’ll be submitting my (first?) title for the Dreamspun Desires line, Dating the Dad Next Door, with tentative publication slated for late 2017 or early 2018. In the meantime, though, I’ll be working on three primary projects: Help Wanted, an M/F category romance; Out of Bounds, the first in a college-set, sports-centered, crossover series (with M/M, M/F, and F/F titles); and Rhythm & Blues, a set of three thematically related M/M novellas. I might also try to squeeze in a Christmas story. I’ve been jonesing to write one for a while now.

I don’t currently have any firm publication dates during 2016, but after successfully getting In From the Cold published to Amazon in December, I’m working on self-publishing some more second editions. I have a novella and a short story that will revert to me this year and another short story that I already have back. Expect the novella in March, one short story in June, and the other short story in August (dates subject to change). And I plan to have those be available more widely than just Amazon this time!

(I’ll be doing cover art for those too, which is a whole different kind of fun. The novella cover is already done and will debut in the newsletter. :D)

On another note, I’ve decided not to publish guest posts regularly like I have been the past couple of years. I hate to do it, but it’s time I can’t really spare right now. I will still post occasional guest blogs as part of special events (like charity blog hops), so if you have one of those coming up and would like me to host, feel free to shoot me an email. 🙂

 

Charity Wrap-Up, Birthday Shae-nanigans, and A Spot of Promo

12daysgraphicI finished up my 12 Days of Charity list on Saturday, so be sure to check out the full post and consider the featured organizations in your giving plans for 2015.

I started my birthday celebration early on Saturday with brunch with several friends, and that was a huge amount of fun. I have been well gifted! I’ll have a small giveaway to share on the actual day (tomorrow), so keep an eye out for that.

UnfortunateSon_smallIn addition to the honorable mentions for both Unfortunate Son and Wayward Son in the Rainbow Awards, Unfortunate Son was a finalist and came in fourth place overall in the erotic romance category. Dreamspinner has all its winners on sale for 30% off through the 18th, so if you haven’t picked up Unfortunate Son yet, now’s your chance. 🙂

Also, “Sons and Brothers,” the short story epilogue to the Sons series, is up for pre-order at Dreamspinner Press and AllRomance. It’ll be out on New Year’s Eve, and I’ll have a post at Joyfully Jay that day with a little more about the story, which revisits all seven of the main characters from the series and their relationships.

I also have a few changes in store for 2016. The biggest one will debut in my Outside the Margins post at Prism Book Alliance on Christmas Day, but you can get in on one of them right now. I’ll be starting up a newsletter that’ll give updates on what I have in the pipeline and new releases as they appear. You can sign up right here (or using the link in the sidebar at right).