Today’s Brew: I’m off coffee for the rest of the day. I’ll be setting my alarm for 3 AM, because my job is just that glamorous.
I have a confession to make.
I’ve been keeping things from you. Not bad things, I just wasn’t ready to spill it yet. But now I am.
I separated from my agent. My decision. Nothing bad happened, we’re still on good terms. I will always appreciate the fact that Pam gave me my writing wings, and I know I wouldn’t be in this place if I never had her as an agent. I just wanted to take things in a different direction. The more I explored writing and publishing, the more I realized that right now, indie publishing is best for me. I’ve known this for a while, but when I really wanted to self-publish a book more than even try to shop it around to publishers, I knew I had my answer.
Will I try the traditional route again? Maybe someday, if it’s right. Will I want another agent? Not right now, but again, I’m leaving all my options open. It’s exciting. I have a lot of news to tell you about.
- BECAUSE THE NIGHT and NIGHT MOVES are temporarily unavailable right now. BECAUSE THE NIGHT was re-edited and both books are getting new covers. Guys, they’re fucking awesome. I can’t wait to show them to you. (Want to participate in the reveal? Click here.) Hang Le designed the covers and she knocked it out of the park. The books will rerelease July 12, and I’ll be doing a ton of fun promo that day. I’ll tell you more about it that week.
- WE OWN THE NIGHT is still releasing September 1, to correlate with the Audible release. The cover reveal is also July 12, and you know, you should really sign up to participate. 🙂 It’s on Goodreads now.
- Remember that book I said I wanted to self-publish? Yeah, that’s happening. It’s a contemporary romance, a new genre for me. It’s called SECONDHAND HEART, and I’m looking to release it in October. It features a 21-year-old military widow and a failed reality show star who’ve both come home (to my hometown) to start over.
- That doesn’t mean the end of The Night Songs Collection. In November, SILENT NIGHT, a book with new characters in the Night Songs world, will be released. My elevator pitch for this book is Pretty Woman meets Dracula at Christmas Eve Mass.
So like I said, I had some news. It’s going to be a busy few months and I can’t wait to share it all with you.