So here we are, about to celebrate Christmas and the end of another year. I don’t know about you, but I’ve reached that age where time seems to speed up, with the result that January happened about five minutes ago.
I’m not a winter person. Snow is something best viewed through a window, although we seldom get any where I live. When we do get it, it rarely lasts long. What I do like about Christmas, though, is that it comes only a few days after the Winter Solstice, so on Christmas Day, I find comfort in the thought that the days are getting longer at last, no matter what the weather’s like.
At this time of year, a lot of us will take the opportunity to look back over the year as it comes to a close, and look ahead at the year to come. Did you know that January is named after Janus, the two-faced Roman god of beginnings and endings? Looking back over 2019, the high point was the publication, in March, of Charity’s Heart, the first book in a spin-off series called Spectrum Security Inc.
Unlike Club Aegis, that series takes place predominantly in the US, because it’s written in Susan Stoker’s Special Forces: Operation Alpha world, a fabulous selection of books by some amazing authors. It means I get to include Susan’s characters in the books I write for that series. I have at least two more books planned, the first of which will feature Rocco Equizi, a half-English, half-Sicilian former member of Her Majesty’s armed forces. My wonderfully talented cover artist – Syneca Featherstone – has already worked her magic for that one, and created not just a cover but a work of art, as all her covers are.
At the same time, I want to work on the next Club Aegis book, which will be called Soul Lost. We’ve already met the main characters in previous books, but only in passing. Like Passion’s Last Promise, Soul Lost will feature a female Dominant.
Those are my writing plans for next year. I hope to pick up the pace a little, because I’m a terribly slow writer. If you want to find out more about what I’m up to, come and find me on Facebook.
If you’re still with me at this point, well done! I would like to thank you for your support over the last year – and the years before – because without your support, I couldn’t do this writing thing. I would also like to wish you all the very best for the festive season, and I hope that 2020 brings you peace, health and happiness, and success in whatever you choose to do.