Just a little FYI... as the title states, my account on Facebook has been hacked. The bastard changed everything, so none of Facebook's "how to recover your account" stuff is working. I've reported it as "compromised," but so far, that's as far as I've been able to get. Sadly, in order to get help from Facebook you need to be able to log into Facebook. :/
Which means my author page is still up but I won't be able to update it. I'll probably have to open a new profile, but I'm not sure what will happen to the author page, if I'll be able to open another one. So for now, if you'd like to keep up to date on me and my books, your best bet is to follow me on Bookbub or Amazon. And of course you can check here. I'll always keep my website updated.
A personal update...
While I'm here...if you follow me at all, you might have noticed the next book in my Blue Room series hasn’t come out yet. Truth is, I’ve been struggling, with the book and with me. My PTSD reared its ugly head. As some of you may know, PTSD isn’t something that ever truly heals. It kicked in hard in college, some twenty plus years ago, and I’ll have it for the rest of my life. In the books where I’ve covered this disorder, I prefer to leave the characters on a positive note. With a bit of hope. Because I don’t know about you, but that’s what I love about reading romance, the hope and escape I get from the stories, and I want to leave my readers with the same feeling. But it never really goes away.
For the last few years, I’d been in what a friend called “remission,” where life resumed some semblance of normal, but I hit a trigger somewhere over the last year. I think the pandemic had a lot to do with it. My PTSD comes with a large dose of anxiety and mild depression, and what has the world been this last year but full of fear and uncertainty. It’s nothing I can’t handle. I’ve had enough therapy that I’ve learned how to cope, and I’m muddling through, but it steals my energy and saps the creative well. Some days, it’s all I can do simply to get through the day. I’ve been focusing on the positive, on getting healthy. I’ve been doing a lot of reading and just hanging with my family.
Max’s story is up next, and I will finish it. Right now, I write on good days, because I’m allowing myself time. If I don’t, it all just compounds. But it means I can’t promise when it’ll be out, only that I am working on it, albeit slowly. I’m about 40k in. Max took off with my plot, as my characters often do, so at this point, I’m winging it and just following him. And I have no idea where I’m going. lol
Jake ought to be the last book in the series, but I’m not sure his story has enough meat for a book or even a novella. And to be honest, this series isn’t making enough for me to afford the cover and the cost editing. A reader recently gave me an idea, though, on how to deal with that and be able to fully wrap up the series. Fingers crossed.
I apologize for how long it's taking, but I really appreciate your patience. Stay safe and be well, everyone.