Hello bookworms! Well, it's no secret that I haven't been writing lately. The last book I published was Sweet Noel, way back in September 2020. And then it was time for a break.
There are a lot of reasons, including drama over stolen stories and pirated books. This kind of thing happens to a lot of indie authors and it's heartbreaking. Without going into much detail, it's absolutely demoralizing to work on something so hard and put so much of yourself into it, only for someone else to steal it and basically sell it for parts.
I had to step away for awhile and let my desire to create regrow.
That's not to say I'm suddenly all in for fiction again. I have been lucky to find a great job that I love doing business writing. But, I have started to find new stories again and feel the urge to tell them. So, we'll see.
If you get my newsletter, you know that my latest work in progress was Shallow Falls. That project has now been scrapped, for reasons I'll go into on another post. It was based very loosely on the true story of a family member and then circumstances changed. Very abruptly, Shallow Falls became not my story to tell, and that's totally okay.
I have been working to get all my books into audio and I'm so thrilled that Much Ado About a Boy is ready and waiting for you! It's on YouTube, as one complete file.
Only my worst enemy can save me now.
Quite frankly, my senior year at Sweet Water High has been kind of lame. Okay, I got the lead in the school musical, but then I got stood up on Homecoming by Bentley Nielsen, the boy of my dreams. Even after he broke my heart, I'm still crushing on him. I know I should forgive and forget, but how can I when he’s never even apologized?
My only hope of saving senior year is to win the state drama competition. But in order to win, I have to do a romantic Shakespearean scene with, you guessed it, Bentley Nielsen. How could this get any worse?
Please note: the audiobook narration is created using an AI narrator.