Hey everyone! I know, I know. It's been a long time since I've written anything here. There has been a ton of stuff going on with me this year. I moved into an amazing new place, and I got MARRIED. (This is crazy.) I never ever thought that I would get married, but that all changed completely when I met Peter, and now we couldn't be happier.
I have been crazy busy with all of the huge life changes as well as my freelance internet marketing work. I am also still teaching in the graduate creative writing program at Southern New Hampshire University, which I love. (So far, I have taught screenwriting and a class on editing.) But somehow in all of that, I also managed to complete a draft of my latest young adult novel. It's a time travel novel about a 17-year-old girl who travels back in time from 2015 to 1987 to discover that her mother (the best-selling author of business books/MBA professor) is actually a gothy teenager drinking out of a flask in the bathroom. It was such a fun book to write. My agent is currently reading it, and hopefully, we are about to submit that one to publishers. I'll keep you posted.
I've sort of been sitting on my novel, WE OWN THE SKY, for a while (formerly THE MUSES). While it was strong enough to land my a literary agent who absolutely adores it, and it will always be the book of my heart, it has had a hard time finding a traditional publisher. It has gotten some good response from publishers that it has been submitted to, but no one wanted to take it on. They weren't sure how to market it. I have been wrestling with the decision to self-publish because I know how much extra work that entails, but the more I think about it, I actually think WE OWN THE SKY is a book that would really benefit from self-publishing.
So I am proud to announce that I will be publishing WE OWN THE SKY on Tuesday, September 19, 2017! I will be sure to keep you all posted on the publication process.
In other news, Peter and I have started working on some electronica music (think M83 meets Beach House meets Massive Attack). I'm not really sure where it's going, but we're having a ton of fun. Also, I will be making an appearance at 500 Songs for Kids at Smith's Olde Bar on April 14. I haven't played this since 2014 so I'm pretty excited.
I will be updating my mailing list and sending out some goodies there in a bit so stay tuned!
And that's all for now. Thank you, everyone, for always supporting me in all of my creative endeavors. I really appreciate it. :-)