Greetings, Fire Enthusiasts! Happy New Year to you and yours.
If you are new to me I am the author of four novels. I typically write paranormal or horror stories with an edgy or crossover slant. I have three books (so far) in the "Dance on Fire" series of vampire novels and a stand alone, Seeing Ghosts that seems to be the fan-favorite at book signings because it is a paranormal with romance. I like to tell folks that I was desperate for a break from the vampires after book 2, and this little story was exactly what I needed to get that proverbial breath of fresh air.
If you already knew all of that, but have not heard from me in a while, it has not been because of lack of trying! I have been busy querying agents and writing...
My 5th novel is in great shape, beta-read and does not seem to wish to be self-published. It wants a literary agent, and I tend to agree with that assessment. *laughs* Now, I simply need to find an agent who agrees with both of us! It has been rejected several times, but also has garnered two requests for the full manuscript. With that in mind I am doubling my efforts in 2019. The book is called Photographs.
The synopsis reads:
In 1956, film actress Allison Belle abandoned the glamour of Hollywood for Fresno, California, and an idyllic new life.
In 1959, she disappeared altogether.
Nearly sixty years later, real estate agent Joanna Johnson steps unsuspectingly into the old Belle house and a story long forgotten. A devastating personal event opens a hidden door into the actress's world, and a series of long-lost photographs begin to reveal secrets thought buried.
What happened to Allison?
What will happen to Joanna when she finds out?
In the meantime, between checking my e-mail every hour for that eventual offer of representation, I have written novel number 6. This one is in the 67k word count range and is only the first draft, so I will not say much more about it other than to say that the main character is a teenaged young woman who sits up one night and bumps her head on something unexpected, causing the scales to fall from her eyes and enabling her to see the world of angels and demons that surround her.
Since querying could take a very, very, very long time - not to mention the fact that even were I to find an agent and a publisher tomorrow, it could be 2020 before Photographs makes it to book shelves everywhere, I knew I needed to start working on the next project. So I did!
So there you have it. I did not give up on writing and I did not run out of worlds to create. When I receive some news you will be the first to hear it. In the meantime, thank you for taking an interest in my writing. It's very much appreciated. Best wishes to you and yours in the new year.
We'll talk soon.