Hello and welcome to my website, where I attempt to give you the information I think you might want about my writing and, to a lesser extent, me. I presume you have come here because you've enjoyed my writing - or hated it and needed to know more about the monster who could inflict such abysmal rubbish on unsuspecting readers. But if you've liked it, I humbly ask you to please tell a friend! Also if you can, please leave an honest review in a place where other readers can find your opinion, such as Amazon or Goodreads or anywhere else you are asked for your opinion. Thank you!
And now for some Relevant Information...
Desire Lines is Book #3 in the Welsh Blades series and it was released on March 21, 2019.
Are you wondering about what's next after Desire Lines? Well, I've begun writing another installment of the Welsh Blades series. It might be the last, but heck if I know anything, it could just as easily spawn 4 more books because the creative process moves in mysterious ways. As usual, I am HIGHLY SUPERSTITIOUS about it, and therefore can't tell you who it's about or even who it's NOT about, because the moment I do, I will be hit by a bus - or I'll be seized with a decades-long bout of writer's block or a giant meteor will hit the earth and take out half of humanity or something similarly dire. (Look, I don't make the rules. I just follow them.)
I am willing to tell you that Eluned will probably show up again, as she's kinda the glue that holds the whole world together. It's taking place 6-7 years after Desire Lines. Things I've been heavily researching include "heretical" religious movements, the Templars, Mongol rule in Persia (aka the Ilkhanate), and ancient medical theories around reproductive activity. Suffice it to say, if I manage to finish this, it'll be quite a ride.
UPDATE: In the Before Time, one could reasonably expect that this Welsh Blades #4 book would be finished and published according to my habitual schedule of a new book every year. However, 2020 has happened. So barring any genuine miracles and/or an epic and fortuitous bending of the space-time continuum - which I suppose we should not rule out, because 2020 - it's not happening this year. Fingers crossed for 2021. In the meantime, my fellow US citizens please make sure you're registered to vote and all of you please keep fighting for humanity.
Are you new to my writing and wondering which book to pick up first? Well, you're in luck because they are all stand-alone novels.* I write in two different time periods: 13th century England/Wales, and Regency England. You can visit the Books page to orient yourself. If Book #2 in a series sounds more interesting to you, then I say go for that one - because I promise you won't be lost, if you start on Book #2.
* Not The Misadventures, though, which are not novels and are also co-authored, and so not totally mine. The installments should probably be read in order - though to be honest, the plot is hardly the point of those goofy little guys.
WHY DON'T YOU WRITE FASTER?
I am incredibly gratified that so many readers want more of my writing! However, I do believe that they feel that way because it's good writing, and I confess that I cannot write both well and quickly. I'm committed to producing high quality work, and for me that requires more time than seems to be common in the genre.
One of the many reasons I decided to be self-published (and remain so, happily!) is because I did not want to be expected - or required by a publisher - to produce several books a year. My hope is to release a book every year. I do sincerely hope that readers find them worth the wait. You may not like one of my books, but I hope you'll never be able to say that it was hastily churned out.
If you are here looking for my writings on the topic of white supremacist ideology in Historical Romance, you can find it here: Romanticizing White Supremacy
I have a newsletter all about skincare called Husk Weekly. You are welcome to subscribe and share my other favorite hobby.
I post semi-regularly at Facebook and compulsively on Twitter, which is my proof that I am not living under a rock. Much. Also, I have an Instagram where I show you pictures of my lipstick every day and also talk a lot about skin care products. Why? Because those are my hobbies and why the heck not?
If you have other questions for me - or care to say anything at all, of course - please do contact me whenever you like. In the meantime, I leave you once again with this picture of a puppy and a fish because in a dark and uncertain world, it makes me smile every damn time.