Friday, December 30, 2011

December Update... and Happy New Year!

Wow, I can't believe the year is almost over! On Sunday it will be 2012 and what I hope is the start of a great new year, filled with more writing than I've ever done in my life. In April of 2010 when I started writing my first novel Slate, I had no idea what the next eighteen months would bring. Since that month I've written five novels, including my Birthday trilogy. I started writing a screenplay called Happy Birthday to Me in January of 2010, and this month I finished and published the third book of the trilogy, Happy Birthday to You. These characters, and this one story, have been a part of my life for TWO YEARS. It's hard to believe, as 2012 opens, that I have nothing left to tell in the Birthday universe. (Well, actually, I might have one more story to tell, but more on that later in 2012!)

And now, with the Birthday trilogy behind me, I look ahead to my next YA series! I'm announcing here, for the first time, that my new YA horror series is going to be a planned SEVEN BOOKS!! The first draft of Book 1, The Vampire Underground, is done, and I'll soon be working hard on the second draft. These are a little different in tone from the Birthday books, more suspenseful, more action-packed. Also... a lot more monsters!! I'll have more details on these books as we get further into the new year. Look for The Vampire Underground to premiere on Amazon this March!

The most exciting news of my books as of late has been the success of my Birthday trilogy in the last three weeks, due to the introduction of KDP Select over on Amazon. In this, the second-to-last day of the month, there have been over 14,000 downloads of Happy Birthday to Me and over 11,000 downloads of Happy Birthday to Me Again! A lot of these books were FREE downloads, but no matter. The fact that so many people out there are finally discovering my trilogy is very exciting news. I can't wait to receive new reviews and new fans in the coming year! 

Happy Birthday to You is BRAND NEW and now available for just $2.99 on Amazon!

Thanks again to everyone for supporting my work. The kind reviews and words mean the world to me, and I can't wait to write lots of new books in the coming year!!


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