As many of you may know from a few of my past posts, this has been a very difficult month for me with the sudden and violent death of my beloved dog. But no matter how shaken up and sad I still am, life has to go on. My husband and I and our dog Charlie are settled into our new place and the past week I have been working on getting back into a writing routine after not writing a word for over three weeks. I am happy to say that I have finished two short stories. One I have already signed a contract for to be part of a post-apocalyptic anthology due out later this summer. The other will hopefully be part of a paranormal collection of flash fiction from my publisher out towards the first of June! I am currently working hard on a third short story, this one a steamy vampire short that is due on the first of June, fingers crossed that I get it finished in time! I'm still emotionally scarred, but writing is helping me feel more normal. I also am working on some outlines for longer pieces and am about to finish a manuscript to get off to my editor hopefully by mid-June.
It is hard to believe that I just lost my sweet angel dog Eowyn three weeks ago. She was part of me, part of my soul. Having her ripped away from me in a violent attack is something that I am going to have to struggle with the rest of my life. But I am trying to focus on the love and good times she brought me. She was an angel while she was with me as surely as she is now. I loved her and gave her the best life I could. She snuggled with me and made me feel better during some of the worst times in my life. I miss her in a way I can describe and I am so thankful for having had her in my life. I love you sweet baby.
A small update. After my beloved little dog Eowyn was attacked brutally and killed by an aggressive dog owned by our neighbor who was also aggressive after the attack, we have moved to a new place. Moving is very stressful under the best circumstances, but while grieving it seems even harder. On top of that we had to put our car in the shop. Needless to say May has not been the kindest to myself and my family. But we are moved and are really liking our new environment, I think it will help my husband, myself and our surviving dog heal. We are in a healthier environment and that is a good thing, a positive to come out of tragedy. I still miss my sweet dog so much. She was not "just" a dog. I cannot "get over it". She was with me through some of the toughest times in my life, the one constant that I had. What is worse is that she was so gentle and she did not deserve to die in such a violent way. The anger that I feel towards the old neighbor responsible may never go away. If you have an aggressive and violent dog, you know that. It's not a shock. She even said something that it had never bit a human before when it bit my husband. She made comments that sounded like it had attacked and killed pets before. She showed no remorse. People like that disgust me. It is going to take me so much time to move on and heal from this incident. But I am moving on. Our new place is almost completely put together and organized, we are making a new and hopefully safer home. I am slowly getting back to writing work. Things will never be the same but life must move on and that is what I am trying to do.
I wanted to make a quick post to let my readers know that I am taking a hiatus from my blog and writing for the moment. Last Thursday my beloved little dog Eowyn was viciously attacked by a dog and killed in such a brutal way that I need time to mourn and process. Since it was a neighbor’s aggressive dog and the neighbor is just as aggressive I am also in the middle moving. I am sure that I will get back to writing and blogging eventually but I am not going to rush myself. Eowyn was more than my dog, she really was my best friend and went through so many things with me. I need time to process. RIP my sweet little girl. I’ll love you forever.
Recently I was talking about how I read and write in many genres. Well one of the genres that I am slowly getting my foot in is horror. So I thought that I would share a couple awesome horror anthologies that I am in. I am pretty proud of the stories that were included in these collections and I hope that you enjoy them!
What is your biggest fear? Delve into these nightmares and phobias to see if you can handle it!
Addiction by M. Earl Smith
Who’s Afraid of a Stupid Clown by Alex Winck
Entomophobia by Katie Jaarsveld
The Pond by Rob Shepherd
The Price of Greed by Sheri Velarde
Sleeping Cyberbeauty by Alex Winck
Triskaidekaphobia by Samie Sands
Reflection by Rick Eddy
Heliophobia by Fernanda Oz
The Second Clourophobia Massacre by Kevin Hall
Nightwalk by Stefan Vucak
The Symbiote by Alex Winck
Threshold Dreams by McKenzie Richardson
The Hunt by Dave Suscheck
Fear by Kally Jo Surbeck
The Reason We Run by TW Iain
Time and Rewind by Katie Jaarsveld
Wide Awake by James Bryant
UK - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Its-Behind-You-Samie-Sands-ebook/dp/B07BC2VFFT/
US - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BC2VFFT
"Anytime you give an electronic device a brain, it has the capabilities to outgrow the possibilities that were set forth in the plans."
The Unit by Katie Jaarsveld
From the Depths by McKenzie Richardson
Everything Has a Price by Sheri Velarde
Fulfilling Killingsby M Earl Smith
Touch by TW Iain
Dark Web Demon by Kevin S. Hall
Ocean’s Bounty by Andrew J Lucas
Catfish by Samie Sands
Viral Venom by Alex Winck
Domain of the Dragon by L.H. Davis
My Skin Crawls by Katie Jaarsveld
My Name Is Human by Rob Shepherd
As many of you who read this blog and my books may know, romance is where I got my start as an author but I have slowly been delving into other genres such as fantasy and horror. Well now I am happy to announce that I am currently working on a four book high fantasy series focusing on dragons and dragon bornes! Covers are almost done and I have my editor on board to start editing as soon as I get the first book done. I am outlining the first book right now and hope to have it to my editor this summer! I am so excited to be working on something high fantasy. Yes I have written fantasy before, romantic fantasy to be exact with Quest for Redemption, but this is my first foray into harder fantasy. Sure, I'm a little nervous that my readers may not follow me in this new direction, but I hope that you all will. I am not going to stop writing romance, but I just feel the need to explore more genres at the same time. I don't read one genre and I can't seem to pick just one to write in either. Stay tuned as I keep you updated on this new project of mine!
Author, artist, jewelry maker and all around creative person. I write in many genres and have a lot of fun doing so. Please take a look around and enjoy!