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It’s release day for Worlds Don’t Collide, Book 9 (and series finale) of the Valkyrie Bestiary! If you pre-ordered, your book will be in your Kindle library. eBooks, paperbacks and hardcovers are now available. If you want to order it fresh of the press, you can find it HERE. Please note that so...

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Launch day is in less than one week! Wow, I can hardly believe it. Along with polishing up the final book, I've been busy creating some fun events for this launch. It's not every day that you publish a series finale, and I wanted to give this baby a good send off. There's a lot happening this wee...

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The countdown is on! There’s less than 3 weeks left until the Valkyrie Bestiary Series finale drops! I have some fun stuff planned for the release (see more on that below).  As I finalize the text for Worlds Don’t Collide and format it for release, I find myself feeling very nostalgic. I started ...

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Whew!

Dodged a bullet & Emil: Cover Reveal In my last newsletter, I asked you fill out a poll about Emil’s novella. This is a planned companion story to Book 9, Worlds Don’t Collide. VB Readers’ Group and newsletter subscribers will get it FREE. The poll was about how the novella would be delive...

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CLICK HERE TO VOTE IN THE POLL OK, the good news is that Valkyrie Bestiary Book 9. Worlds Don't Collide is done and sent to my wonderful editor, Elaine Jackson. It took me a lot longer to edit than I anticipated. There's a lot riding on a last book. Everyone has a favorite VB character, and I...

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April 5th

I'm deep into edits of Worlds Don't Collide and really excited that I'll be bringing this series conclusion to you June 6th! It's a bittersweet story for me as I get to play with my favorite characters one more time. That quote above is one of my favorites that I pulled out this week. I like i...

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That's a little snippet I found while editing Worlds Don't Collide today. I'm deep in the edits now and it's all coming together nicely. I can't wait to show it off!  Pre-order the eBook now! In the mean time, the big news is about the Valkyrie Bestiary Cage Fights. For the past 30 weeks we...

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It's been a bitter-sweet month so far. Winter settled on us early. I've already had the snowshoes out. And while I enjoy the forest in winter, I can't help feeling this is going to be a long one.   And then we had a Booker emergency. If you've been following this newsletter for a while, you'll re...

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I have a surprise for you.  Okay, deep breath. For the past year, in between writing Valkyrie Bestiary books, I've been building a new world for a new series. That's right. I have a whole new series in the works. My first one in over 5 years. Yikes! It's very scary stuff for me. More details be...

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With every new release, this readers' group gets a big influx of new members. In fact, there have been over 300 new subscribers since Unicorns Don't Cry launched last month. So I thought this would be a good time to do a little recap for new readers, those who might have missed some newsletters a...

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First reviews are in!

Unicorns Don't Cry released last week and the first reviews are very positive! This one made me chuckle:     Who knew that getting your soul crushed could be so much fun? And I love this one too.    It was a hard book. Hard to write too. I wanted the depth of Kyra’s emotion to come across on t...

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That's right, Valkyrie Bestiary Book 8 is finally here! If you pre-ordered an eBook, it should be in your Kindle library. If you've been waiting to grab it with Kindle Unlimited, you can do that now! Paperbacks and hardcovers are also available. I know you're eager to get right into reading, ...

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For the next few months I'll be organizing a just-for-fun tournament between Valkyrie Bestiary creatures and characters. Who is the toughest of the lot? You get to decide.    I have 16 first round contenders lined-up. Winners from those bouts will go onto round to. Eventually, we'll pick one winn...

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I took a bit of a break from newsletters and social media in July to finish the manuscript for Valkyrie Bestiary Book 8. And, of course, July flew by but not without some important updates. The cover is finally here!   Unicorns Don't Cry ebook is now available for pre-order. Be sure to snap it...

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My experiment of working in my little forest office has been a success! If you missed the newsletter where I talk about that, you can see it HERE. The calm and distraction-free forest has let me nearly double my daily word count, and I should have a rough draft of Valkyrie Bestiary Book 8 complet...

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It's been almost 2 weeks since the release of Devil's Don't Lie. I want to thank everyone who purchased it or downloaded it. And thank you for the reviews! There were 162 reviews by last count. That's fabulous! And they are all favorable. I'm so glad that readers are enjoying this book. It was em...

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  Today is the day! If you pre-ordered Devils Don't Lie, it should be in your Kindle library now. Isn't that fun, waking up to a new book?    Also now available is the free eBook, Tales from the Inbetween. This book contains 6 outtakes from the Valkyrie Bestiary world, plus one original short s...

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Launch day is coming soon for Devils Don't Lie! It drops on May 16th. That's a Tuesday and not my usual newsletter day, but I'll be sending a special note that day because I have a gift for all members of the Reader's Group to celebrate!  Tales from the Inbetween contains 6 deleted scenes and...

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Spring is finally here! Woohoo! I don't think I've ever been happier to see grass. It was a long haul winter this year. Last week we had a terrible ice storm. That's right, the second week of April it was raining slush from the sky. By the afternoon on Wednesday, everything--sheds, deck, trees, p...

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It's done. I just finished the final edits on Valkyrie Bestiary Book 7 – Devils Don't Lie.  Whew! That was a month-long marathon of edits. Next it goes to my amazing editor, Elaine Jackson, then back to me for a final proofread before it goes live on May 16, 2023! But you can pre-order it right ...

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