2017 Wrap-Up

I don’t think I did one of these in December/January? Sorry if I did.

Anyway, just a super quick wrap of last year, mostly to keep my own head straight here.

2017 was a huge learning curve for me. For about 3/4 of the year, I didn’t really do much writing at all: it was all about the editing, formatting, and publishing. Inkprint Press released our first major titles, and WOW did we learn a lot from the process. Super cool. Thank you SO much to everyone who supported us in any way at all – and especially everyone who turned up for book launches, open nights, and who bought copies of our books!! <3 You guys are amazing. I still find it weird that people are willing to pay for things I wrote. So THANK YOU. Like, A LOT.

Published in 2017:

Darkness & Good anthology
Where Shadows Rise (Sanctuary #1)
Through Roads Between (Sanctuary #2)
Bodies In Motion (Newton’s Laws #1)

And the two I keep totally forgetting about,
The 32 Worst Mistakes People Make About Dogs
Sea Foam & Blood (combining/replacing Cherry Blossom and To Dust)

Writing in 2017:

Like I said, I didn’t do a *whole* bunch, but I did do the structural edits on Through Roads Between, and wrote the first almost-half of How Not To Take Over The World, the start of a new series which will be out at the end of this year. (Yes, I wrote it before the final Sanctuary book, because the final Sanctuary book was being obstreperous.)


And in addition to all that, my cake non-business totally exploded, and I was flooded with orders from family and friends from October through to, well, now (as you can tell from all the cake-themed Made-It-Mondays), and I took some really, REALLY great workshops with Dean Wesley Smith. I’ll do a write up of them all when I’m finished the current ones, and link to them all under the resources for writers tab on this site 🙂

All in all, a busy and satisfying year. It’s really good to be back focusing on writing new words now, but I’m so grateful for the learning opportunities I had throughout 2017, and I’m even more grateful to you for sticking with me along the way 🙂

Thanks for being here! I love you!! <3 🙂

Short Announcement Re: Books

Just a quick note to say that in the last week, all my self-pubbed material, published under the Inkprint Press label, has migrated from Smashwords to Draft2Digital (and if you’re an author looking to self-publish who hasn’t heard of Draft2Digital, go check them out immediately!! SO much better than Smashwords!!), and everything is now back online.

What this means for you as a reader in practical terms is not much: a few items have received a formatting overhaul (including Liana Brooks’s Seventy and Fey Lights) so the files should all look a lot cleaner and more professional now (thanks, D2D), and ALL of my works are now available EVERYWHERE.

Cherry Blossom eCover Where Your Treasure Is Forget - A Short Story With This Ring Fey Lights eCover Seventy eCover REALLies eCover

So, that book of plays, Where Your Treasure Is, that hasn’t been showing up anywhere since it was released in October thanks to a glitch in Smashwords’s system? It’s now available everywhere, and the print edition has been released too 🙂 Is much pretty.

Also, Liana’s Fey Lights is coming out in print in March (YAY!!), and my short story collection To Dust is getting an overhaul as the print version transitions from Lulu to CreateSpace. I’ll let you all know when the new version is out; expect a bit of an editing tidy-up, significantly prettier formatting, and possibly an extra story thrown in as a bonus incentive 😉

I think that’s all the administrivia for now. Hoping to post again later in the day with a more cohesive look at what happened in 2014, and what I’m hoping for in 2015 :o)