This has been a challenging yet amazing year! If I look at where I was a year ago to now, I don’t even recognize my life. Last year, I was nearly five months pregnant, on home health care, sick as a dog and unable to work. This year, my baby is seven months old, my health isn’t as bad and I’m getting ready to live out my dream, make this career a reality.
Towards the end of my pregnancy, my determination kicked in. I worked hard to get DofV published. One month later, a week before giving birth, I published VY4W.
By July, unfortunately sales weren’t there so I had to return to work, but everything happens for a reason. I needed to go back to work; I needed to connect with a few people, learn a bit more, experience a bit more, before I took the plunge into working from home. I’m actually thankful that life pushed me in that direction. It’s made me more appreciative of the next leg in my journey.
I have lofty goals in 2012, both personally and in my writing career. I have so many wonderful books and stories I can’t wait to share. I’ve dipped my toes in the water and am ready to dive right in!
As some of you may have noticed, I have branched out into the world of adult romance. These titles contain graphic sexual content so PLEASE do NOT purchase them unless you are over the age of 18, enjoy these types of stories, and have a fan nearby
My goal is to release one short story a month, with primarily plus-size heroines. (Curvosity was the first in the line released a couple weeks ago.) I’m a plus-size woman and truthfully get tired of reading about model perfect women, regardless of their personal struggles, getting the hot guy. My philosophies are: ‘I just have excess sexiness’ and ‘Big girls need love too!’ So I’m setting out to feature such a heroine (and I’m not talking about a size 12 or 14 either) in a short story a month. I’m also working on a full-length book series with the same concept. For those of you average-size or thinner gals, please don’t think I have a problem with you. I really don’t. I support you rocking your self-confidence. But it isn’t fair for you to be the only women featured in books when there are so many of us full-figured gals in need of the same happily ever after. My cheeks may be chubby, but they still lift when a sexy cowboy winks at me
For you young adult fans, have no fear, I’m still firmly in that genre. I’m working on book 4, Vamp Versus Vamp, and I’m uber excited about a ground-breaking, never been written about before, trilogy I’ve started. I promise to share details soon!
There is SO much I’m looking forward to writing and sharing in 2012! As for now, I know many of you have asked and unfortunately I don’t have an update as to when book 3, Hit the Road Jack, will be available on iTunes / iBookstore, but I promise to let you all know as soon as I do!
I will also be adding a FAQ page to this site soon. Not that I mind, but quite a large number of people have e-mailed me asking the same question(s). I’ve found myself falling a bit behind in responding lately, though I caught up last night, so in an attempt to offer you all a more prompt response, I’ll be adding the page, hopefully within the next couple weeks. I will still respond to everyone as long as I’m able. This is merely an attempt to be more efficient.
In conclusion, I want to thank each and every one of you! You are invaluable to me! Without you, I wouldn’t be where I am today; you’ve offered me the opportunity of a lifetime. THANK YOU! I promise to make the most of it!
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season. Now let’s go into 2012 with a bang; a strong, ambitious leap towards our goals and dreams, regardless of how out of reach they may appear to be. Make this the year you accomplish something of value to you!
Cheers & Happy New Year!