Okay, here is your update. I’m still working on the health stuff, but I am writing. I rewrote a fantasy and turned it into my agent. And I’m working on the first book in a twisted fairytale series. The short story is still coming in Realm Walker and there will also be a fourth book that ties up all the loose ends. I also have another short and a fifth book on the pipeline but the timeline on those depends on if I’m under contract for something else. Is there something you’re just dying to know? Ask me in the comments, send me an email or something. For those of you who don’t follow me on facebook (why don’t you) here’s the cover for the short story. And don’t forget to click on the newletter link and sign up for that to be the first to get the news when I have it.
Here’s the deal. After the surveys and talking to people, we are are going to have a conference in Kansas City, MO October 19-22, 2017. I would love to see any or all of you there. You can get more info here It is going to be an absolute blast.
The Midwest Reader Con : Coming 2017.
So I have gone crazy and have started pursuing an idea that’s been in the back of my brain for a long time. A Midwest Reader’s Conference right in my own backyard of Kansas City. I’ve made a couple of surveys to get info, etc to help us plan. If you’re interested in helping out, please fill out part one and part two. Part Two is also where you can leave your name and email if you want to be kept in the loop. Even if you can’t go, I’d love your input.
For all of you incredibly patient people. To be completely up front with what’s going on with me, I had a stroke on February 18th. It was in the part of the brain that effects balance and coordination and for a long time I couldn’t even look at the computer screen without my eyes hurting. Unfortunately at that time we also discovered a previous stroke on the other side that we had been unaware of. Needless to see this has been an emotional, stressful experience.
The good news is that I am getting better every day. I started writing again this week and I believe I have decided on my next series which I am extremely excited about. My brain overall is working differently than it did previously, though I’m not entirely sure that’s a bad thing. It’s quieted down a bit and made it easier to focus. It just takes some getting used to. I’m used to hearing a lot of noise in there, you know.
So, dear reader, fear not. You have not been forgotten and I am working. I still intend to have carpal tunnel surgery but that’s obviously been postponed a bit. For the time being I’m working on healing and writing when I can.
On a personal note, let me just say this. After I took a few days to process everything the doctor’s were telling me, it occurred to me that I could have died that day. I could have never seen my babies again (though at their ages I’m sure they’d protest me calling them babies). Remember, weird random crap happens every day and we might never see our loved one(s) again. Let them know they’re loved.
Also if you’re the one that pays all the bills and you do it online, make sure your partner knows all the user names and passwords.😉
First, let me thank you all for reading and loving my series. You guys are so supportive and it means a lot that you like what I write. I hope you had a wonderful holiday season and that your 2016 is trouble free and filled with happiness.
An update from me about what you can expect for the rest of the Realm Walker series.
Next up is a short titled Becoming Mrs. Kendrick. In case it’s not obvious, the story centers on Juliana and Thomas’s wedding. That can’t be all of course. The wedding planning is interrupted by a case that takes up far more of Juliana’s time than she’d intended.
After that is book four, Prophecy’s Child. I’m not going to give away too much on that one other than to say that you (and Juliana) will finally get to meet to her mother.
Another short titled Finding Juliana Norris comes after that. This gives you a glimpse into the early days when Thomas took Juliana in off the streets.
And finally, the conclusion to the series will be the as yet untitled fifth book.
As I believe I’ve mentioned before, I know where the series is going. I know how it ends. I’m not going to give you a timeline other than to say I’m working on it and I’ve asked my cover artist to do the next two covers. I would love to give you firm dates, but I don’t want to disappoint anyone. The discussion with the doctor this week indicated that carpal tunnel surgery is likely on the horizon. I have no idea when that might happen or how long I’ll be out of commission.
I will also be starting a newsletter soon, so keep an eye out for that. Sign up and you’ll be the first to know release dates and there may even be some newsletter exclusive snippets, contests, etc.
Again, thank you all for the support. As always, you rock! And don’t forget that I love to hear from you with questions, comments or concerns. Hop over the Contact Me page and shoot me a message.
We’re two days away from the release of Blood Slave! I hope you all are excited as I am. I’ve gotten a lovely early review from Vampire Book Club if you want to take a peek.
Hey all, this time you have the chance an autographed copy of any book of mine of your choosing. Open to international readers.
All you have to do is go to my Facebook page and like the post. Good luck. www.facebook.com/kathleencollinsauthor
If you’re a US resident and want a chance to win Book three you can enter the goodreads giveaway here