Last year I did a post looking back on 2014 and forward to the next year, and I thought it would be fun to do another one this year.
2015 was very busy but also very rewarding! I released three new novels (More Than Comics, More Than Fashion, and More Than Once), along with the first Chasing The Dream Box Set. I was also fortunate to be part of the Banged box set with some other awesome authors.
Overall, the Chasing The Dream series has been a great success this year - More Than Music passed 100 reviews on Amazon, More Than Once made it into the top 500 rank on Amazon during release week, and I reached a lot of new, amazing readers, which is the best part of being an author!
I was lucky this year to be able to travel a lot and take part in numerous signings and book events, such as Apollycon, RT Convention, ALA Annual, RWA Convention, and more. The highlight was being on my very first panel at San Diego Comic Con!
It's hard to believe 2015 is already over, but 2016 is promising to be an even BIGGER year. I'll have at least three more books out in 2016, and I'm hoping to release even more than that.
Future Shock comes out on April 1. This is my debut YA novel and my first venture into science fiction, and it's both amazing and terrifying to be branching out into a new genre. Future Shock stands alone, but a sequel (with an all new mystery) is scheduled for Fall 2016 - only a few months after the first one comes out!
I'll also be releasing More Than Distance, the final (probably) book in the Chasing The Dream series, sometime this year. I'm aiming for Summer 2016, but I'll know more in the next month or two.
After those two series are both finished up, I'll be starting a new series or two. I have a lot of ideas right now (for more YA and more adult romance), but just need the time to write them.
I'll also be doing a LOT of events and signings this year, starting with ALA Midwinter in Boston next week, followed by CSLA, AWP, RT Convention, and more. You can find out more about all of these on my events page.
Overall, 2015 was a great year - and 2016 is shaping up to be just as exciting! I can't wait!