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The Year Gone By

It has been a year of transition and challenges for us here at Serenity. Big changes have happened. I entered a partnership with Oliver Heber Books for many of my title. We took the ebook editions of the Texas Brands, Oklahoma Brands, and McIntyre Men to Kindle Unlimited, but we also got them back into mass market paperback editions via bookstore-friendly Ingrams, which means they can be carried by every bookstore out there in one form or another. This has been a positive change, and I'm seeing a much needed uptick in revenue from these moves.

I also got back the rights to my entire (mostly) Wings in the Night series, the books of my heart. This was the one series I didn't partner with OHB on. I decided to self-publish them and see what I could do. I came up with incredible, eye-catching new covers, and decided I would re-release them every other Tuesday for about a year. I wanted to give old readers a reason to buy the new editions so I committed to writing an original short piece as a bonus read in each one. Naturally, they're about Rhiannon, and they are gradually telling her origin story (to me as well as to you!)

We had some injuries this summer, too. My husband started a new business and almost immediately suffered a hand injury with minor nerve damage that required surgery. The day he got his stitches out, I broke my wrist. I am still meditating on the metaphysical reasons behind those things. But we recovered, and came back more productive than ever--both of us.

Now we are looking ahead to 2023 and here's what I have in mind for the new year.

Obviously, my breakneck pace of every other Tuesday releases for Wings in the Night will continue until the entire series has been re-launched, which should happen in June. I plan to release both Fear the Reaper (a serial, currently in Kindle Vella) and Young Rhiannon in the Temple of Isis (all in one book) at that time as well. I have a half-written sequel to Fiona: Origins I'd like to finish and another Brown and de Luca novel as well. The Fatal series has nice momentum I'd be dumb not to follow up on the minute the next plot comes to me, too.

I'll be able to get a LOT more writing done once the Wings re-launch is complete, so I expect a highly productive second-half of 2023. Maybe after a few days off. When I upload the final existing Wings in the Night, I'll be tempted to head to a spa, or at least pop the cork on some sparkling cider. This has been a major undertaking!