The Winds of Change

Hello my Freaky Darlings,

In a little over two weeks time the day job comes to an end. It’s going to be a bitter sweet moment. I’ve spent four and a half years working at the University of Pretoria and have met some amazing people that I’m going to miss dearly. While I’m excited about the new adventure ahead of me, I’m also incredibly nervous about losing my safety net, but that’s life. Change is always scary but necessary.

About those Videos …

As the new chapter looms I’ve been thinking about the way I’ve been doing things and while the weekly YouTube videos have been fun and some of you have enjoyed them, they’ve become more of a distraction and a time suck than anything else. Instead of focusing on writing over weekends I’ve had to come up with ideas for every episode, write the script, and then there’s the filming of each episode. It’s actually quite surprising how much work and thought goes into each video. It’s time, work, thought, and energy that I should be putting into writing the next book.

So … that means the weekly videos ain’t gonna be happening no more. I may still make one from time to time, but it’s not going to be every week, maybe once a month … if that … I’ll see. But it will free up time for me to get more writing done and maybe write a few free short stories for you guys as well … maybe … we’ll see …

Big News For The Race!

So … something unexpected happened last week. I was approached by Virgi Books for the Italian translation rights for The Race (no word yet on the other books in the series). The Race will be translated into Italian and available from Amazon before the end of the year! I’m rather excited about that.

And in other Race related news. The Race is back in the charts on Amazon!

The Race #5

The Race at #5 in the Free Teen and YA Short Reads category 

The Race Rankings

And in the top 30 of two other categories

I’m pretty happy with those numbers! And there’s been decent read through to the other books in the series. Yay!

I’m also half way through the first draft of Consequence so that should be out for you guys to read in a few months. I can’t wait to have it done and ready for all of you to enjoy.

Gratuitous Cat Pic

Midnight butt view

Midnight doing quality control for Consequence

Well … That’s it for this week. Until next time …

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