Ten days of giveaways and traveling down publishing memory lane and … new book news! Scroll to the bottom for the schedule.

Today, March 5th 2022, is TECHNICALLY the exact 10th anniversary of my first release day! Woohoo! ?

And now, back to year 5, 2016 …

I was working on the sixth Creepy Hollow book (Calla’s third book), but it required me to look a little closer at one of the secondary characters’ back story, and THAT resulted in me writing a novella: Scarlett.

The original cover of Scarlett
Writing Scarlett’s story allowed me to explore a slightly darker character

Since I took a detour to write Scarlett’s story, the final novel of Calla’s story took a bit longer than I had originally planned, but by the middle of the year, it was done!

More awesome reader comments during and after reading A Faerie’s Curse ?
Another magazine article!

I rebranded the Trouble series yet again, this time deciding to use a different penname (Rochelle Morgan) to separate my fantasy and romance books for marketing purposes.

And I FINALLY completed this series by publishing The Trouble with Falling in October 2016!

I ended off the year with a second novella in the Creepy Hollow world, this one featuring the character Raven. The tone of this story was COMPLETELY different from Scarlett’s. Essentially a sweet (though somewhat forbidden) romance ?


Reminder: I’ve created a special 10th anniversary design for the merchandise in my Society6 store. If you zoom in on the design, you’ll see that all the main characters (main character + love interest) from all the books I’ve written over the past ten years are featured in tiny text inside the 1 and 0!

i.e. Vi, Ryn, Calla, Chase, Em, Dash, Ridley, Archer, Elle, Dex, Sarah, Aiden, Livi, Adam, Andi, Noah, Sophie and Caleb.

There are some other secondary characters I really wanted to include, but once I started adding them … the list began to grow too long. ?


Another reminder: I’m giving away 20 signed, personalized prints with the 10th anniversary design (see the picture below) to 20 random people who leave a comment on this blog over the next ten days. All you have to do to enter is comment on this blog post or one of the others between now and March 10th. ?

SCHEDULE: 10 Days Celebrating 10 Years of Publishing

DAY 1 (2012): It Began with Two Words | Giveaway: Creepy Hollow paperback trilogies

DAY 2 (2013): Full-Time Author!

DAY 3 (2014): Stepping into my Contemporary Romance Shoes | Giveaway: Trouble series paperbacks

DAY 4 (2015): A Return to Creepy Hollow

DAY 5 (2016): Exploring Side Characters’ Stories

DAY 6 (2017): Three Books in One Year: The Completion of Creepy Hollow!

DAY 7 (2018): Creating a New Fantasy World | Giveaway: Ridley Kayne Chronicles

DAY 8 (2019): Fairytale Fun | Giveaway: City of Wishes paperback/hardback

DAY 9 (2020): The Year That Shall Not Be Named!

DAY 10 (2021): BOOK NEWS! Introducing World Of …