Update: The Autumn Brody series and NaNoWriMo 2015

The leaves are crisp and colourful, the weather is no longer sweltering, and people are obsessing over pumpkin spice again.  It’s the perfect time of year to curl up in a cozy blanket and read — or, if you’re me, curl up with a laptop and write.

As I prepare for my next project, it seemed like the perfect time to do a general update on my work.

The Autumn Brody series

The prequel to the series, Pretty In Scarlet, is now completely posted on Wattpad.  Six chapters in length, it reveals the final days of Nikki Lang’s life, and how her choices shape Autumn Brody’s journey.  While it reveals some plot points of Change of Season, it doesn’t spoil the ending.  It does add a little something extra to the story, and I encourage you to check it out and review it on Goodreads.

Talk of my new project seems to have convinced some readers that Waiting For A Star To Fall is the end of the series.  Let me clear that up right now:  I fully intend to write more books for this series — two, to be specific.  There are four seasons, after all.  The new project is one I’ve been mulling over for nearly seven years, and has finally come together in my head.

Speaking of the project…

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Shh! It’s Autumn’s Birthday This Month – And Readers Get Presents!

Happy September!

I happen to love Fall the best of all the seasons–so much so, I named a character after it.  I tend to move in cycles with the creative process, and I’m sure other writers have their own rhythm.  For me, this season tends to engage my Muse like no other time of year.

Or maybe I write better with hot chocolate.  Who knows?

September is pretty special, because it brings the birthday of Autumn Brody, the haunted (in more ways than one) protagonist of Change Of Season and Waiting For A Star To Fall.  I know you’re not supposed to play favourites with your children, but let’s get real, writers:  we have favourites.  We have our darlings (whom we sometimes kill).  Autumn is one of mine.

Before I move on to my next project (a standalone work with no ghosts!), I wanted to say thank you to those who’ve embraced the series, or simply support indie authors.  It may be Autumn’s birthday, but since she’s not big on attention, she insists you get the gifts.

Autumn turns 20 on September 21st!  Let’s Party!

  • Starting September 27th (Goodreads won’t let us party sooner), I’m launching new giveaways on Goodreads for signed copies of Change Of Season and Waiting For A Star To Fall!  Bonus: entering the giveaway for one book means winning both!  Follow me on Goodreads and get ready to win.
  • On September 21st, both books will be free on Kindle!  If you haven’t met Autumn yet, it’s the perfect chance without breaking the bank.
  • Also on September 21st, you’ll want to head over to Wattpad, where I’ll be debuting the first two chapters of the series prequel, Pretty In Scarlet.  Told from the perspective of Nikki Lang, Scarlet stands alone, but serves to add new insights into the mystery at the heart of Change Of Season.  It also features several fun nods to Autumn’s world.

I am thrilled to share this new story from the Brodyverse with the world, before (temporarily) stepping away from these characters to dig into my new project.  I hope you love Nikki as much as I do.

Remember:
Follow me on Goodreads so you don’t miss the giveaways
Pick up your ebooks on Amazon, if you haven’t already done so
Meet Nikki over at Wattpad, where she’ll be sharing her version of the truth

As for the new project, details are coming soon! I’ll be starting it in November, as part of NaNoWriMo.

Pretty In Scarlet: The Ghosts Have Their Own Story To Tell

Poor Autumn Brody.  After a hellish year, she enrolls in boarding school in a desperate bid to outrun the monsters of her past–only to become the fixation of the ghosts haunting the campus.

The thing is, she’s not the first one to try and sleuth out the school’s secrets.  Before Autumn, there was Nikki Lang.  And Nikki has her own story about Casteel, and the evil lurking within its prestigious walls.

Nikki wants to tell you about how she died–and why Autumn has to survive.

Pretty In Scarlet is a prequel novella to the series that offers new insight into the events of Change Of Season, although it stands alone as its own story and avoids key spoilers.   You can learn more here.

More details are coming later this week about its release.  For now, let me leave you with a little mood music…