I know I’ve been silent for awhile, and a large part of that is because we’re selling our home. Anyone who has done that knows how much of a giant pain in the butt it is, and how it completely consumes your life. (However, it has inspired a blog post I have planned for the future, so I guess it’s worth it.)
While I have been quiet, I’ve not been inactive. In fact, I’m happy to announce that my novel Smothered is one of two books selected to pioneer the new supernatural romance line for Winlock Press! Winlock made the announcement on their Facebook page.
Smothered will appear under my romance pen name B.T. Clearwater, and will come out in e-book form this September, assuming all goes well. A limited print run will follow shortly afterward, and I hope to do some local area signings this fall.
What does this mean for my other work? Well, book 2 in the Hell’s Butcher series will likely slip a month or two in its release date. That’s more due to the home sale than the Winlock agreement, since I’ve been unable to apply as much time to writing as I wanted while painting and fixing and cleaning and stressing. But I’m still shooting for an end-of-year release, so it should be out just in time for holiday shopping. Books make GREAT stocking stuffers, after all. And instead of diving into a fantasy novel I’ve been mulling over, I’ll be plotting out a second paranormal romance (which has been kicking around inside my cranium for a year or so now) to keep some momentum going.
If you have a chance, go to the B.T. Clearwater Facebook page and give it a LIKE, and follow on Twitter (@ClearwaterBt). I’ll be working on a website too, but that’s a project for post-move time, when I’m all settled in my new place and not constantly on alert for showings.
So it’s been an exciting few weeks! My first book deal, and it means I get to blaze trails for Winlock’s new supernatural romance line. I hope you’ll all give it a read when it comes out–I’ll be posting excerpts and so on once I have the B.T. Clearwater site up and running!