Welcome and Happy New Year!
How were your holidays?
Wonderful! My daughter is back after a very long nine months (long for Mom, anyway!) and our new home is feeling so festive: hummingbirds buzzing the windows, dinner enjoyed on the deck, a fire in the fireplace and—finally—an actual mantel to hang the stockings from! NorCal at its finest. ;)
What’s your favorite part of the new year?
The resolutions. I know, I know, everyone hates those—right? Mine are more like goals. I like goals. I like them in much the same way Douglas Adams is said to have liked deadlines (“I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.”). Seriously though, I love the clean-slate feel of the new year, the idea that anything’s possible. And I always, always believe the new year will be a better year…no matter how many times it proves me wrong. lol!
If you could travel anywhere in the world to celebrate (either New Year’s Eve or a new release) where would you go and why?
I’m actually very happy to be spending this New Year’s Eve (and celebrating this week’s new release!) at home. As I mentioned earlier, home is a very good place to be right now. Although, of course, Hawaii wouldn’t be half-bad either!
Please share your writing goals for the year.
Oh, I have so many books I’m trying to finish this year! There’s the first of four steampunks (in the same world as last year’s This Winter Heart), the fifth book in my Children of Night vampire saga (tentatively titled Fallen Embers) two follow-up stories to Edge of Heaven and two Oberon Christmas short stories that I hope to release as an anthology. I’d also like to self-publish the audiobook version of my Oberon prequel, Such Fleeting Pleasures. If I can accomplish half of that, I’ll be ecstatic.
Do you have any releases scheduled for this year?
Yes! Unlike 2012 which was very slow for me (or I was very slow for it, I suppose. lol!) I’m actually starting 2013 with a few releases to look forward to. Books three and four in my Children of Night series are being released by Samhain Publishing this year. Now Comes the Night is coming in February and Ashes of the Day is due out in (or around) May. I also have a short story in an upcoming anthology with the Nine Naughty Novelists. Blame it On the Voodoo is my contribution to the Nine Nights in New Orleans antho. We should have details about that on our blog soon.