Looking Back & Looking Ahead
I always get a little philosophical at this time year, when the previous year is about to draw to a close and the new one looms a little over six hours in the distance. I think back on my plans for the year and wonder how I can make the next year even better.
I’ve been a published author since November 2011. In that time, I’ve written 26 books in six different series, brought hundreds of characters to life, and published more than 1,000,000 words. I can’t believe that I’m still doing this, because it’s like a dream come true every day I sit down and start writing. I always wanted to be a writer, but like that old saying “A dream without a goal is just a wish,” I knew I needed to take action, so I did. I sat across from my husband at dinner in December 2010 and told him I wanted to publish a book. He looked at me like I had lobsters growing out my ears, but said I should do whatever made me happy. Here I am, three years later, a USA Today best selling author with fans and readers all across the globe. I never imagined when I first published A Curve of Claw that anyone would want to read my books, let alone that I would make a best seller list with a book about two mountain lions and their albino panther mate.
2014 was an incredible year.
*Marking Melody showed that female mountain lions can love.
*Alpha Acksel (The Alpha’s Heart) got his head on straight.
*Bad-Girl Lindy found her truemate in a wolf/fairy (The Wolf’s Mate Book 7).
*A Slash of Savagery proved that even 1,000 year old vampires need love, too.
*I never knew the word carrot was so hilarious (The Protector’s Heart)
*Rue (Ashland Pride 4) became my most difficult and endearing character. Her amazing story made it to the USA Today Best Seller list!
For the coming year, I hope to publish at least seven books. While I don’t have firm publication dates in mind for these releases, I hope you’ll be happy with the list of upcoming titles. Some of these books have been a long time coming, I know!!
Untitled Wiccan Were Bear – Daeton’s follow up story
Untitled Wiccan Were Bear – Alpha wolf Adam’s story
Untitled The Wolf’s Mate Book (Book 8: Ben Snow’s story)
Saving Scarlett (Ashland Pride Five – Scarlett, Wes, & Ray’s story)
Every Blissful Moment (Hyena Heat Four – Bliss and her clan’s story)
The Scarred Heart (Wilde Creek Five – Kammie & Row’s story)
I wouldn’t be anywhere without some amazing people by my side. To my faithful beta readers – Jackie, Joyce, Shelley, and Mandy – thank you from the bottom of my heart. To my editors – Alexis at Word Vagabond and Jennifer Moorman – thank you for guiding me! And to my awesome and talented cover designers – Valerie Tibbs and Ramona Lockwood – thank you for making such wonderful covers from my crazy plots! To the Wild Shifter Babes Street Team – your support means the world to me! To my readers, fans, and friends – I hope you’ve enjoyed the past year with me and I can’t wait to see what the new year brings – thank you!!
I’m looking forward to seeing what 2015 has in store. I wish you all an amazing, happy, healthy, and safe new year. Hugs, RE