Goodbye 2016

Hello my Freaky Darlings,

In just a couple days 2016 will be over. It’s been an interesting year on a global scale. Brexit, Trump, The Grimm Reaper taking the rich and famous, friends and family. It’s been a stressful year to say the least. And I have to say, I’m glad it’s over. Lets just hope that 2017 is less of a killer.

There have also been some good things in 2016 and they’re what I’m going to try and focus on and take with me and grow in 2017.

I managed to publish two new books! I’m fucking proud of myself for that. I also got all the rights back for my other books and managed to republish them and go completely indie in a matter of days. Another accomplishment that I’m fucking proud of.

I may not be a bestselling author – yet, but I’m working on it. That’s where my focus is going to be in the new year. I’m focusing on building my audience and writing new stories. The rest will take care of itself.

I’m not going to make any hard and fast New Years resolutions. None of that new year, new me crap. I’m still going to be the dark, twisted, and sarcastic bitch I’ve always been. The coffee and wine are still going to flow in 2017.

With the close of 2016 I’d like to ask you to take a moment to think of the books you’ve read and enjoyed this year. Think of the writers who’ve worked to craft those words that have taken you on unexpected journeys. The words that have made you cry, or laugh, or scared you shitless.

If you appreciate those words that were so cleverly strung together leave a little review, doesn’t have to be a long one, on Goodreads or Amazon or wherever you got it. Tell your friends about the book. Tell them about the author. Spread the words.
And in 2017 try expanding your reading horizons. Try an author you’ve never read before. Give the little guy a shot. Don’t just stick within your usual safe zone. You never know, you might stumble onto your new favourite author and then tell your friends about them.

And just to make sure the new year starts off with a bang, I’ll be making Shadows FREE until the end of January. Most ebook stores have already caught up with the change in price but it may take Amazon a few days to catch up. Just click on the Universal buy link and choose your favourite store. Go download it and tell your friends about it.

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I hope 2017 brings you all joy, prosperity, and good books. See you all in the new year.

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Goodbye 2011

Hello my Freaky Darlings,

It’s been a rough year! Our beautiful German Shepard, Max, died. My brother was shot 17 times, but miraculously survived. The guy who shot him, after having escaped from police custody (he’d just murdered a policeman), was released on bail and has disappeared. Shortly after my brother was shot, my uncle committed suicide. Just those three things have made it an unpleasant year. But it’s also been one of those years where everything seems to have been put on pause, and friendships that I thought would last came to abrupt ends. It’s always crappy when that happens.

On the other hand it’s been one of those building years. I’ve made new friendships and built on existing relationships. Special people have come in to my life, people from my past have resurfaced and once again become incredibly important to me. I’ve laid the groundwork for future projects and been invited to take part in events for next year. I’ve had some great reviews come out and some not so good ones. I’ve learnt a lot this year. I’ve learnt that not everybody is who they pretend to be and that you can’t please everybody.

2011 has been an interesting year, full of ups and downs, but I’m happy to see the end of it. 2012 is upon us and should prove to be just as interesting. Hopefully there’ll be less drama. And Let’s just hope the Mayans were wrong!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!