Tuesday, August 26, 2014

It's been a month already?

Wow! It's been a month since I've been out to visit my own blog. It's been a wild few weeks in the old personal life, but I'll spare you those details. Outside of the mostly amazing things happening in my private life--Yes, I am now legally married!--a big part of the reason I haven't been blogging is that I have been writing.


After more than a year of trying to turn out SHIVAREE as a novella, I have finally given into the fact that it doesn't want to be a novella. So, with trepidation, I am letting it grow. You won't see it this year, as I had hoped, but fingers crossed there will be a much richer version of the story coming in 2015.


I am thrilled that my proposal for a 4th Witching Savannah book has been accepted. Mercy's story comes to a (hopefully satisfying) end in THE VOID, coming out on November 18th. The 4th book is scheduled to be released in in late 2015. Its working title, JILO (A WITCHING SAVANNAH PREQUEL), pretty much sums up what the story is about. JILO will be different from the other Witching Savannah books, though, in many ways, including a shift from 1st to 3rd person. We're going back in time, as it's set for the most part in the 1950's and early 1960's. While Savannah will still play an integral role in the book, the setting will include other parts of the Lowcountry (which gives me an excuse to make another visit under the guise of research). Will we see any of the Taylors? One or two, but no one whose played a major role in the series so far.


My short story, "Pretty Enough to Catch Her" is coming out as part of THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF SOUTHERN GOTHIC ROMANCE  in the United Kingdom in November and in the United States in January.