Heads up, y’all! I’m preparing to release the Grant Wolves series on Apple Books, Kobo, and other retailers. To do that, I have to pull them out of Kindle Unlimited, and Grave Rites (Grant Wolves #6) is coming out a few weeks ahead of the others. If you want to read Grave Rites in KU in the meantime, you can still get it in the Grant Wolves Box Set.
How didn’t publishing my first book change my process of writing? Ha!
Before I started publishing, I wrote on a very laissez-faire schedule. If I wanted to write, I did. If I didn’t, I didn’t. That meant not much writing outside of November (NaNoWriMo season), honestly. I started a weekly write-in at one point so I would have at least one day a week where I did some writing.
Now, the tables have flipped. I write 5-6 days a week when I’m in drafting mode. (And when I’m not, I edit 5-6 days a week. I have a calendar and a schedule for publishing books, because I have readers that are waiting for that next installment of my active series. I don’t write just for myself anymore.
What’s a funeral without a few extra bodies?
The Grant Wolves are still reeling from the loss of their matriarch, and Joey has some dauntingly large shoes to fill.
But when the funeral of the century becomes a fight for survival, can Joey and Chris keep it together while everything falls apart?
P.S. Early Grave is discounted to 99 cents in celebration of Grave Legacy’s release. If you’ve been on the fence about diving into this series, this is an excellent time to test the waters!
It’s official! Grave Threat is live on Amazon, available for purchase and Kindle Unlimited borrowing.
You might also notice that the first two books have received a bit of a face lift. Each has a new title and a new jaw-dropping cover. (Thank you, Covers by Christian!) They’re still the same great books, just in new packaging.
Grave Threat picks up a few weeks after the conclusion of Shallow Grave. A lot of things are still up in the air for Chris and Joey, but they’re starting to settle into something resembling normal life. Then an old enemy resurfaces, and they’re forced into action once more. Can they survive the road trip from hell?
P.S. Early Grave (Grant Wolves #1) is discounted to 99 cents in celebration of Grave Threat’s launch. If you’ve been on the fence about diving into this series, now is an excellent time to test the waters!
Are you a Kindle Unlimited subscriber? If so, you’re going to love this news! The Grant Wolves series is now available in the Kindle Unlimited lending library. If you’re not a Kindle Unlimited subscriber, don’t worry. The series is still available for purchase on Amazon.
Now, let me take a shot at answering some questions you might have.
Why did I decide to take the plunge with KU? It’s very difficult (and expensive) for an author to build an audience in four places at once. About 90% of my sales have been on Amazon, and when polled a solid 50% of my newsletter subscribers self-identified as KU subscribers. So I’ve decided to focus on Amazon for now.
What does this mean for non-Amazon readers? In order to enroll in Kindle Unlimited, I had to pull the eBook version of these titles from other retailers. However, iBooks, Nook & Kobo readers take heart! You’ll still have a chance at book three before it goes into KU. Join my pack so you don’t miss out on that announcement.
Will these books ever be available outside Amazon again? Absolutely. My long term goal is to make my books available everywhere, to anyone who wants to read them. I’m not sure when that will be at this point. It might be when the series is finished, or maybe in six months, or a year. Right now, I just don’t know.
What does this mean for ARC readers? You’ll still get your ARC copies in whatever format you want, so you can load them onto any eReader.
If you have any other questions, feel free to comment below or reach out to me via email.
I’ve never been a new year’s resolutions sort of girl. Sure, it’s a new year, a chance to make a fresh start and cast off whatever bad habits you want to rid yourself of. But every day is an opportunity for change, right? Why wait until the end of the year to make a change, if it will improve your life?
I won’t even get into how long these best of intentions typically last.
Anyway, instead of making resolutions at the beginning of the year, I set goals. Measurable, attainable goals. My big goal for 2017 was publishing A Turn for the Worse. Nailed it. So, as I sit down to record some goals for 2018, I’m starting on a high note.
- Publish 3 books. That’s right, I’m blowing right past two and going for three. I’m reasonably confident I can release every four months, so that’s my target. With Out of Step coming in less than a week, I’m getting an early start on this one!
- Publish at least 1 short story or novella. Back in November, I wrote an 8,000 word short story set in the Grant Wolves world. I haven’t touched it since then. I’d really like to find the time to edit it and put it out there. I also have ideas for evolving it into a novella, or maybe a mini-series. I don’t know how much time I’m going to be able to carve out for side projects, but at the very least I want to get this story out there.
- Organize & optimize publishing process. If this month has taught me anything, it’s that I need a better process for editing & release. I’d like to have the book finished a little sooner so I have more time between when the book is completely finished and release, for a variety of reasons. This means writing and editing a little faster, but I think I can do it without sacrificing quality. My goal is to make everything that comes after writing/editing the book less like running around with my hair on fire, and give my advance readers more time to read the book before release.
- Network with more authors. I’m awful at networking. Completely dreadful. But it’s important, and I want to connect with more authors—especially Urban Fantasy authors. (Are you a UF author? Hit me up on social media or drop me an email!)
- Get a passport. This one has little to do with my writing, but it’s one of those things I’ve been meaning to do for years but keep putting off. This year I’ll seal the deal and maybe next year I can plan a trip somewhere cool.
That’s it for me. What about you? Comment and tell me about one (or more) of your goals for 2018.