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

In 2019, I once again took a detour I perhaps should have waited a little longer before taking ?

Instead of finishing Elemental Heir and wrapping up Ridley’s series, another story had begun calling to me, and I really, really wanted to write it …

It was an urban fantasy Cinderella story, with a mob-boss style godmother and wish magic. And even though I had decided AGAINST serialized publishing back at the end of 2012 (when I put those four novelettes together to form The Faerie Guardian), I decided to try it again. Mainly because Elle’s story came to me as “episodes” rather than one long story.

So I got started on City of Wishes and told readers I was moving Ridley Kayne #3 to later in the year.

The morally gray Godmother was SUCH a fun character to write!

It was a fun story, and I enjoyed being able to publish more frequently. I also LOVED seeing the complete collection of City of Wishes in one beautiful hardcover, along with the Creepy Hollow trilogies in hardcover! (These were the first hardback editions I had done of any of my books.) Oh, and I did the Creepy Hollow trilogies in paperback too ??

And remember how I told everyone that the third Ridley Kayne book would be finished in the second half of the year? Yeah, that didn’t happen ? Because the other MAJOR thing that happened in 2019 …

Our little girl Riley was born!

1-week old perfection ?


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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 …