Recently, I finally finished writing and released my latest novella titled, “Kiss MeBefore You Say Goodnight.” I remember 2010 when I self-published my 2nd novel, “Open Spaces,” and eight years later, I often lose count of how many I’ve written since then. I can honestly say that I’m proud of how far I’ve come. I don’t often acknowledge or pay attention to my accomplishments because I’m usually looking ahead at how far I still have to go to reach my goals. It’s that kind of drive that made me jump right into writing my next novel, “Cursed immortals: The Tower of Seven,” which I plan to release at the end of October 2018. However, as focused as I am on the future, a friend recently told me that I shouldn’t forget to celebrate the smaller victories along the way.
When I thank readers for their support, I want them to know how much they really mean to me. The reason why I try my best to write a different note in every paperback I sign is because that is my way of showing them how much I appreciate them. Some of them have been reading my work since the first book, “Water Flows UnderDoors,” and some of them have just discovered me but they are ALL vital to keeping this thing going. I am a full-time author so this isn’t a hobby or a pastime for me. Book sales pay my bills and put food on my table. Without my readers, none of that is possible. I’m fortunate to have built such a solid foundation with so many people who genuinely want to see me win.
The road that I’m on has never been an easy one. If most folks really knew some of the things I’ve been through, they would wonder why I didn’t quit. I’ve had moments when I’ve pondered that myself, believe me but, it’s just not in my DNA to give up, especially not while my children are watching me. I never want them to abandon their dreams or goals so what kind of example would I be setting if I did?
I’m grateful for the people that really love me. The laughs, the jokes, the good morning texts and the words of encouragement always get me through the rough times. I don’t complain much, no matter what’s going on. All the same, someone always pops in to check on me at just the right time and says just the right thing without even knowing how much I needed to hear it. That’s a blessing.
What’s next? Well, more books of course. A few independent films too. I won’t get into everything because, just like in my writing, I prefer to SHOW and not TELL. If you’re reading this, you probably REALLY rock with me and for that, thanks. Stay tuned, keep in touch and you’ll see what I have in store.