2013 Book Releases – One Crazy Busy Year
As you can probably surmise, I nearly chained myself to the computer in 2013. Somehow, though, I managed to squeeze in not one, but three vacations and a few mommy-sittings! Almost every week, I also had a half-day photography lesson and/or a half day at the beach. I do love my life.
People ask me how I get so much done. I tell them: I don’t own a TV and really don’t want one; I live alone; I don’t play any games, online or otherwise; I work 12 or more hours almost every day; I don’t go to sleep every night; I hire editors, book cover designers, promoters and occasionally, credited co-authors; I want this more than anything else I have ever wanted–it’s my dream and I live it every day. Thank you to my readers, family and friends! I appreciate you coming along for this wild ride that was 2013.
As publisher and editor:
The Undone Man by Mike Cecconi (October 12, 2013 – Kindle)
I edited 48 works by other authors. I am not exaggerating. It’s how I keep a roof over my head when book sales lag. Bless you, my editing clients, public and private. I cheer for you when your book becomes a bestseller. Sometimes, I stay up all night on release day, watching your rankings and cheering like it’s a hockey game. Sometimes I cry with happiness because I know how hard it is to write a book and accept other people’s constructive suggestions. Boy, do I!
As author or co-author, here are the fifteen releases of 2013 in chronological order:
Finding Jessie (January 23, 2013 – Kindle)
Witchy Business* Witch Detectives #1 (April 4, 2013 – Kindle – J.R. Rain Press)
Chasing Broadway (April 22, 2013 – Kindle)
Burning Brotherhood of the Blade #1 (April 24, 2013 – Kindle – J.R. Rain Press)
Afterglow Brotherhood of the Blade #2 (May 27, 2013 – Kindle – J.R. Rain Press)
Witch and Famous* Witch Detectives #2 (June 18, 2013 – Kindle – J.R. Rain Press)
Witchy Business* Witch Detectives #1 (June 19, 2013 – Paperback)
Witch and Famous* Witch Detectives #2 (July 11, 2013 – Paperback)
Burning Brotherhood of the Blade #1 (Sept 11, 2013 – Audiobook – J.R. Rain Press)
Afterglow Brotherhood of the Blade #2 (Sept 30, 2013 – Audiobook – J.R. Rain Press)
Radiance Brotherhood of the Blade #3 (October 1, 2013 – Kindle – J.R. Rain Press)
Werewolf Interrupted* Werewolf Detectives #1 (October 25, 2013 – Kindle)
Radiance Brotherhood of the Blade #3 (November 22, 2013 – Audiobook – J.R. Rain Press)
Three Christmas Wishes (December 13, 2013 – Kindle)
Witchy Business* Witch Detectives #1 (December 17, 2013 – Audiobook – J.R. Rain Press)
*Co-authored. Some of my books in 2013 had co-authors: Suzanne Wilson for Werewolf Detectives (she wants to write #4 with me, too, woohoo!; Stuart Sharp for Witch Detectives #1, #2, and #3 (#4 and beyond of Witch Detectives series will be written by me alone and Witch Bones looks like it will be ready by the end of March for a release – Rebecca and Elle and going to team up against the bad guys this time!).
If you see “J.R. Rain Press” next to some of the books above, he was the Kindle publisher and audio producer for those books. Thanks, J.R.! You’re the best!
David H. Doucot, your book covers are amazing, whether you are using stock photos or something you create from scratch. My enthusiastic thanks and admiration!
Thanks to April M. Reign for creating the cute cover for Chasing Broadway and helping me with the title!
And thanks to Marilyn Gould for creating the main artwork for the cover of Three Christmas Wishes, and licensed through Dreamstime.com.
Last but never least, thank you to my editors, Tracy Seybold and Phoebe Moore West!
To my promoters, I couldn’t do it without you. Thanks a million!
What a year!
What will 2014 bring?
Lots of surprises!