Hello, darlings. Welcome to 2023, where the stakes are made up and the points don’t matter. Seriously though, I’m glad you’re here. 2022 was a rough year on my family, and with so many changes in our lives, I feel like 2023 is about to serve us some uphill battles. Am I ready for that? Nope. Not at all. But I’ll do what I need to do to support my family.
Last year, I made some pretty lofty goals for my year. While I didn’t meet them, I made significant strides in expanding my community and finding people who improve my personal and professional life. This year, I hope to continue to grow, expand, learn, and adapt.
Writing is my passion, my escape. It’s a blessing I’ve been able to do it for the past ten years with the unwavering support of my family and friends. I’ve learned a lot of skills that make me a faster and better organized author. My goal this year is to offer that support to other authors who might need a boost.
Besides writing and publishing my work, I’m looking to expand and offer author services. There’s nothing official yet. I’m still noodling around the ideas, but until my books finally reach the readers they’re intended for, I would like to share my knowledge and help other romance authors. I’d rather do that than clean rooms at the Motel 6 downtown. (While I’ve done that before, it’s not my favorite job.) Once I get more information, I’ll make a post and share it on my social media.
Now, if you’re here for the updates on current writing projects. Well, have I got news for you. I’m currently writing Just What I Needed Book 5 in the Craving 1985 Series. It’s coming along nicely. I’m already in love with Jessica and Cyril. It’s a time travel romance where the chauffeur from Book 1 finds himself caught in the same time slip as Kate and transported to the present, where he falls for his boss’s daughter. It’s not as complicated as it sounds, but it’s so much fun.
For the last two years, I made it a point to release my books on a set schedule. One book every quarter in March, June, September, and December. The book releases on the last Tuesday of the month. Simple. Easy to remember. I already have March and June’s books written. I’m working on September’s and December’s is next. See, I told you I have a plan.
My intention is to release a prequel romance novel under my pen name, Jen Bradlee, in November. It will be a medieval romance focusing on Guy and Marian from The Prince of Whisper’s Trilogy I released last year. I’m excited about this one. Enemies to lovers. Forced proximity. Unlikely partnership. Slow burn. Guy of Gisborne/Richard Armitage vibes. He’s no knight in shining armor, and she’s no damsel in distress. There are bound to be fireworks. I anticipate the steam level to rival Crispin’s first book, but we’ll see. I’ll be releasing the new shiny cover for that one soon.
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Here’s to another amazing year! May the muse be with you all.
All my love,