This will be a super short post this week. I spent all weekend running around like crazy with real life and kids’ sport, then finally got home last night and felt like crap so I went to bed. This week is craaaaazy busy. I have a to-do list as long as my arm of everything I need to do before I leave home on Thursday for 12 days.
I’m trying to get everything sorted for the two signings I’m doing in advance, plus everything my kids will need in my absence. Yikes! Sometimes it makes you wonder whether leaving is worth the hassle LOL. But I am super excited about my signings and my travels with some friends who fly in from the US on Thursday!
I also have edits for Upside Down to get done – and my editor said she thinks it’s her favourite of all my books so far, so YAY!!! I love Jordan and Hennessy so much and I can’t wait to share them with you!!
Next week I’ll share some photos and my experience from the Books By The Bridge Sydney event. I’m really excited – and really nervous! I’m sure it will be fine once I’m there.
Also, if you’ve been following me for a while you’ll already know that I can’t attend GRL in the US this year, and in all likelihood, not the next two years either. I do have other signings booked for 2020 but just not in the US. I’ll share more on that at a later date…
WIP update: Currently at 25K. I had a shortened writing week because of real life but the story is coming along nicely. Monroe and Erik have quite a road in front of them and it’s a little weird to go from fun and humour (in Upside Down) to nosedive into angst and heartbreak in this new book. But I don’t really get much say, apparently. They tell me their story, I just type. LOL
Okay folks, have a good week! I’ll see you all next Monday – we fly from Sydney to Melbourne on Monday so not sure *when* on Monday I’ll get to post, but I will try.
Good morning! This will be a suuuuuper short post this week. If you follow me on social media, you will have probably seen this already, but last week I promised to show the cover for Upside Down, so here it is! And you can have the blurb as well. LOL
It’s a cute and fun cover because the story is, though there is a message in this book I hope people recognise and accept. Asexuality is a group that is often left out of the LGBTQIA+ community, or simply discredited. So, I’d like you to meet Jordan and Hennessy!!
Jordan O’Neill isn’t a fan of labels, considering he has a few. Gay, geek, a librarian, socially awkward, a nervous rambler, an introvert, an outsider. The last thing he needs is one more. But when he realises adding the label asexual might explain a lot, it turns his world upside down.
Hennessy Lang moved to Surry Hills after splitting with his boyfriend. His being asexual had seen the end of a lot of his romances, but he’s determined to stay true to himself. Leaving his North Shore support group behind, he starts his own in Surry Hills, where he meets first-time-attendee Jordan.
A little bewildered and scared but completely adorable, Hennessy is struck by this guy who’s trying to find where he belongs. Maybe Hennessy can convince Jordan that his world hasn’t been turned upside down at all, but maybe it’s now—for the first time in his life—the right way up.
Most of you know already, but I can’t attend GRL this year. I did say last year I couldn’t attend for the next three years. I love GRL and I love travelling the world and getting to spend time with my people, but real life and kids take precedence. I will say though, if you have the chance or the opportunity to attend, you really should. It’s awesome!!
(For those who don’t know, Gay Romance Lit, is a huge get together of the community – authors, readers, reviewers, bloggers, cover artists, narrators – all together for 3-4 days of awesomeness. It’s in a different US location every year, and it’s SO much fun!)
Translation into Thai!
And OMG!!! Finders Keepers is being released in Thailand very soon, and this is the amazing cover! Is it not the CUTEST thing you’ve ever seen??? And also, branching out to the Asian market is SO exciting for me!! I will post buy links when I have them.
In WIP news, my current writing project is at 17K words. I’m getting to the angsty/gritty part of the story which is never easy for me to write, though, that being said, I’m hoping for a lot of words this week!
Okay, that’s it for this week. Told you it was a short one! Until next week!
I don’t know about anyone else but for me, January was three years long. LOL Like holy hell, did it draaaaaag!! But February is finally here and I feel like 2019 can finally start. I know that makes no sense but it’s weird how our brains work. LOL
And February is going to be crazy-busy! I leave in three weeks to have 10 days travelling with some friends from the US and will be flying from home to Sydney, to Melbourne, to Brisbane, doing lots of sight-seeing, and two book signings! It’ll be fun, but busy as hell, and tiring. But I can’t wait!! I’ll try and post some pics. They’ll mostly be on my Instagram page but I will post some here as well!
The signings I’m doing are:
Sydney – Books by the Bridge
and Brisbane – Bookmarked and Sexy
I’m excited to start doing more Australian signings! I don’t know what to expect to be honest, but I’m certain it will be all kinds of fun!
My kids went back to school at the end of last week, and OMG the silence in my house on Friday was heavenly. It’s hard to explain, but as an introvert, I really do NEED silence and space and me-time. So while having the kids home is great, six weeks of it for school holidays grinds me down.
But life returns to normal this week! Thank GAWD! And along with that normality, is hectic schedules of school, sport, after-school work, extra study classes for my daughter (she’s going into Year 11 this year, so the workload cranks up a notch). But keeping busy is a good thing, right?
(disclaimer: I may need reminding of this in about July/August when I’m completely frazzled LOL)
Oh, and I’m also having a built-in bookcase added to my office!! I’m very excited about this! It should be installed two weeks from now and I will most definitely be doing some before/after photos but it’s going to look a little bit like this!
I’m sooooo excited!!!! It’s costing me a not-so small fortune but it will make my office space so much more functional and prettier! Stay tuned for pics!!
Oh, and next week I might show off my cover for my next release. Upside Down will be released sometime late March (depending a lot of factors) but I’m hoping it will be late March and will do my best to make it happen! I don’t have the tweaked blurb yet and I probably should wait until I can post both together, but I get too excited and impatient for covers!
My WIP is at 7K words. Still only early days, but with my kids and school starting, last week was slow on the writing front. But this coming week should be productive! Except I have another dentist appointment tomorrow which is going to suck. But these things are unavoidable, I guess.
Oh!!! And my new website should be up and running this week or next! I’m really excited to show it off!
Okay that’s all for this week!! Much love!