#AmWriting #WIP Looking Ahead


Cleaning House has been out for a little over a week, and it’s time to think ahead. Seriously, it is. All authors need to think ahead, about their next project, before their current one is released. In reality, by the time a work sees publication, the author should be well into their next project or even the project after that.

Some authors even multi-task, juggling multiple drafts at once, but that’s not me when it comes to rough drafts. I’m a one-rough-draft-at-a-time sort of girl, but I am definitely working ahead.

Here’s what you can expect from me later in 2018 and into 2019.

Hidden Child, a Surrogate series novella, will be released in November 2018, as an ebook via Mountain Gap Books. It’s the first in a series of four stories from the worlds of Surrogate, specifically from Gno’, Takran, Clkya, and the Human-occupied Coilíneacht Five colony.

This first story will come from the Alyward world, Gno’.

Hidden Child is in rewrites, so I’m not ready to share a blurb, but I will share the first few paragraphs.

     Jenta Se’s father, Havico, made the smallest of sounds when he saw her reach to adjust the reader above their patient’s head. Havico was an observant man, a boss physician and surgeon, so she expected him to say something then, but he remained silent until late that evening when they sat together to eat.

     Jenta had dropped her guard by then, had almost forgotten her fear when his gentle baritone slipped across the table to question her.

     “When, Daughter?”


In March 2019, I’ll be releasing Surrogate: Traditions through Mountain Gap Books. Traditions is the third novel in the Surrogate series. It will definitely be released in ebook format, but the print version is still tentative.

BLURB: Dead and gone. Gone and dead. Everything Etain Ixtii values, her family circle, her life as she knows it, has been torn apart by a cataclysmic terrorist plot.

The Takla Traditionalists who sought to rid their homeworld from alien influence have failed. Some of the Human populous has survived their biological attack, the Cycalk refugees have remained to aid their Human allies, and the insectoid Panpobal who came to Takran with Etain are flourishing despite the Traditionalist’s attempts to poison their nests. They’re evolving faster than anyone expected, and Etain is evolving with them.

But before she can accept the changes, mourn her losses, and rebuild her family, Etain must bring one of her own circle members to justice– even if it means a dangerous journey into the dark waters of Below’s Treenor Sea to find him.


In July or August 2019, I’ll be releasing Keeping House, through Mountain Gap Books, in both ebook and print formats. This is the sequel to Cleaning House. Here’s a very brief, no spoiler bit of info for Keeping House, the tiniest of teasers, if you will. I do have a full blurb for the novel, but I don’t want to release it yet for fear it includes some Cleaning House spoilers.



Metal-working, moonshine-drinking Appalachian fae. Centenary Rhodes finds the idea ludicrous… until she wakes up as one of them.

So there you have it. I’m writing up a storm these days, but I’m also doing some limited cover design, ads, and editing for other authors with Mountain Gap Books. It sounds like a lot, and it is, but it’s flexible around my health issues, and, above all else, it keeps me occupied when my mind needs occupying but my body is uncooperative.

Read more about Cleaning House, Keeping House, and the Appalachian Elementals series HERE.



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