Well, since I spoke to you last, I’ve had Covid. All of us in the house caught it at the same time, so we were sufferers together. This nasty disease seems to attack your weak spots, so we all reacted differently to it.
But without the vaccines we’ve had, it would have been a lot worse. As it was, we stayed at home drinking lots of tea and sleeping a lot. We’re over it now, mostly, but I’m still sleeping a lot!
Sadly, I’ve had to cancel my appearance at the Historical Romance Retreat this year. I know, I know, but the obstacles are very high this year, and with none of my particular friends planning to go, I would have been a lonely author. And I have a few health issues I need to deal with.
But for those of you who are going, send lots of pictures, and have a great time! Tell them I’m thinking of them!
The Only Honest Man In London
It’s now in edits! I’m really, really happy that this will be coming out soon! I’m also preparing a new series that I plan to send to Dragonblade. I’m just about there with it. Lush romance, and a little longer this time, now I’m back into the swing of writing again.
Now for the not-so-good news.
I heard from Carina that they don’t want any more books in the Ash and Juliana series. I’m more than disappointed. The books had a bunch of friends, and I’m still wondering whether to bring more books out on my own. Self-publish. Since Carina is keeping the rights to the first two for now, they’d be a hard sell to another publisher, but I could make it work. The first two books are in the way of an origin story, so the series could continue as a historical detective story, with all the elements in place. But they wouldn’t be romance, so I’d have to research new publishers. I have more plots laid out and ready to go.
But I’m really not very good at self-publishing, and the prospect worries me. In case you were wondering, I question myself all the time. Am I good enough? Should I just give up completely?
And the new stuff
New proposals are on the way!
And in July, I’ll be at the RNA Conference. I love that conference, and the people who attend. It’s too good to miss. We’re at the Harper Adams campus in Shropshire this year. It’s a beautiful part of the country, and I always enjoy going there.