Hauʻoli makahiki hou! That’s Happy New Year in Hawaii!
Looking back, 2017 seemed to go by in a flash! It was a big year for me. My first full year living back in Hawaii, which I’ve wanted since the moment I left the islands in 1997. And I published my first book, Kissing Frogs. That was a huge deal for me. My first book. The fulfillment of my biggest dream. But there were also a lot of tears, a lot of moments when I came close to trashing it and walking away. Writing and publishing my first book was a learning experience!
Being a book blogger helped. I had been in the book world for seven years and that allowed me to meet people, to make friends with authors willing to lend an ear. I learned a lot about the book world that way. But there was a lot I didn’t know, too. Like the importance of beta readers and critique partners. I had no idea just how important that can be. I’ve learned that a good content editor can make all the difference and I couldn’t be more grateful for mine, Trenda of It’s Your Story Content Editing. I also learned how important it is to surround yourself with people who support you. I never realized how much time AWAY from writing was necessary and I don’t know where I’d be without Missy Kretschmer, my PA and my friend. She helps me in so many ways and I could never thank her enough.
So, 2017 was about learning and fulfilling dreams. But so is 2018. There is always something to learn and more dreams to follow. As you can see in my side bar, there is a lot on my plate this year and I couldn’t be more excited!
First up is Eclipsed, set to release on February 1st, just in time for Valentine’s Day!
Every woman has that guy. He’s the guy that turned her world upside down just by existing. He’s the guy she never forgets, no matter what other guys may come into her life… But sometimes history gets in the way. Can you ever really start over?
When Holly met Nico, she was thirteen and she fell head over heels in love. He’s that guy for her, the guy she just can’t get out of her mind. There have been other guys, even guys she loved. But none of them were Nico. None of them made her heart race and the butterflies dance the way he did. But so what? Life wasn’t a romance novel. The girl didn’t always get the guy and Holly knew it. She was living proof of it. So, why was it so damn hard to get him out of her head?
And the cover…