It’s the end of 2020, which seems to be the perfect time to review what is on my mind from over the last year and give you an idea of what you can look forward to.
I guess we can call it my State of the Author address.
I don’t have to tell anyone what a shitshow 2020 has been. And like everyone else, the world around me has taken a toll on my mental health, specifically my writing. The muse is rattling her cage begging to tell a story but my heart hasn’t been in it and I’ve been too exhausted about the pandemic, the general state of the world - and in my neck of the woods, the derecho that pretty much destroyed my entire town. Writing is refuge for me so for it not to provide a comfort is uncomfortable. That meant instead of four books hitting the market, only two came out this year and one was a non-fiction historical.
You have NO idea how many times I’ve watched The Office on rewind.
Not that I’ve done nothing. At the beginning of the year, my greatest wish came true. Hartwood Publishing reverted the rights to nearly all my books to me, especially the Hallow Brothers Series. So the first few months were spent making new covers (did you know that I make my own covers?), reformatting, and republishing them to the world. I got them out in time to release Featherweight (Hallow Brothers 6).
And I helped out with two anthologies, Take Two and #Mommastrong. #Mommastrong has a wedding from the Gods of DC (I wonder who?). Take Two has a short story that I hope to make into a full length novel soon.
Also, a great deal of my writing is being devoted to the part time gig. I am contracted to write short SEO articles for an online company. I might have not written much about my werewolves, but I can tell you all about the benefits of cloud computing!
So what does 2021 have in store for me and my myriad of characters? If we get to be together again, I have two signings, Writers on the River in July and Romance Rendezvous in August. And most likely that will be it. I hope to get my standard four books out during the year (stay tuned to the end of this message to find out which ones!). And, as alwsys, I love talking to you here and other places online.
2021 will be devoted more to my family. You see, my baby graduates from high school in May. Being the warrioress she is, she was signed to wrestle for the current #3 women’s team in the nation. During the pandemic, all my kids have lived at home. In August, they will all leave for seperate colleges. So I’m going to spend as much time as I can with them before they go then travel to see them when they go to school (college wrestling - woohoo!!)
And when they do go, I’m going to get reacquainted with the guy I share a house with. 😉❤️
So...for what you really want to know...what is in store for all my peeps in my books? Glad you asked!
HALLOW BROTHERS: Josh’s book is dying to be written but it will be a bit still. For one, I have a Gods of DC book to finish first. Two, there is a fair amount of research for me to do. I found at one time when I was looking up werewolves that there are some interesting legends in Japan about them. I want to make sure they are accurate before I dig in. Of course, his story in Japan will parallel his family’s in the States. When his is done, there are two left in the series.
GODS OF DC: I’m working on Apollo’s now! If you want to know what it’s all about, you find it in serial version (most of it) on my blog: http://www.triciaandersen.com/latest-news. It will run in the same vein as Heavyweight because, if you know the myths about the god, he loved both men and women.
FIGHTING THE ODDS: this series is getting tabled for the moment but I will finish it. It just hasn’t been as popular as the others. I’ll probably pick it up after I’m done with the Hallows.
MONROE: Whaaaa???? Yes, there’s a new series! I’ve been working on a book one excerpt at a time about a super spy and the tech geek she’s in love with. The series has no name yet but I’m almost done with it. I would expect you’d see it early 2021z
THISTLE TATTOO: This would be a stand alone that expands on the short I wrote for the Take Two anthology.
So that’s about it. Stay safe. Sending you all the peace and love I can. Looking forward to spending 2021 with you!