Happy New Year!
While my roommate yells at Halo in the other room, I’ve sat down to reexamine my goals for 2016.
2015 was a weird year for me. I opened a brick and mortar restaraunt, discovered that I do not have the personality to work in the service industry on a day-to-day basis, and sold that business after ten months. I spent most of last year not writing and it was incredibly frustrating and painful.
I also experienced several personal challenges between family, friends, guildies, and roommates. Basically, 2015 was a really turbulent year!
But after a winning November 2015 NaNoWriMo, I’ve been able to get my writing back on track and finished the year with TWO new releases–crazy!
And I kicked of 2016, curled up in bed, typing away at my next full length release. I have a feeling 2016 maybe be a tough year fiscally (my living next September is going to be a headache thanks to the aforementioned friend-roommate drama but we’ll cross that bridge when it gets closer ;)) but I think it’s going to be an amazing year creatively!
Book Changes & The Profane Series
A few months ago I released a short story titled Lachlan Graham: Occult Investigations. Lachlan was written over the summer while I worked in my tea room and originally conceptualized to be written as a series of short stories in the same vein as Sherlock Holmes. At the time, I didn’t have much energy to write, so I hoped the short form would be doable despite my tight schedule.
A month after I released that short story, I learned that there was a buyer for my tea room. Within a couple of weeks, I was free of the responsibility and time suck that was my restaurant and back to writing full time.
I think you’ll all agree, that we love longer novels than short stories around here, and the BLOOD & BONE series remains my most popular work. So, with that in mind I had a tough conversation with my editor: What do I do about Lachlan?
You see, Lachlan Graham lives and works in the same universe as the Blood & Bone series and it was always my intention for his story to cross over with Ethan and Patrick’s. But in writing that first short, I’d had to trim down a lot–an entire POV in fact!–and I wasn’t entirely satisfied with the way my plan for Lachlan. My writing partner made things easy though, she looked at me and said: so turn it into a full novel, you’ve got enough story for it, right?
And I do. I have a LOT to say about Lachlan (and Vector!).
A few of you have noticed that Lachlan Graham #1 The Suicide Case is no longer available on amazon and that is because that short is being retooled into a much longer novel, which will be part of a COMPANION SERIES to the Blood & Bone Series titled: The Profane Series.
Confused yet? lol
I’m writing a new series (The Profane Series) starring Lachlan Graham and Vector Clanahan, that will interweave with the BLOOD & BONE Series. Furthermore, I’ve got a FOURTH B&B novel in the works 😉 I just can’t leave Ethan Ellison alone, okay?
Here’s a sneak peak at the rough draft for the updated Lachlan 1 cover
Looking Ahead at 2016
This post has gotten a bit long winded so let me wrap it up by saying I’m sorry I disappeared in 2015 and I promise that you’re going to be getting a LOT more from Lia in 2016.
And just to give you an idea how much more, here’s my updated publishing schedule for the next 7 months!
Publishing Schedule *Updated for 2016
- February – 2016 – The Profane Series #1: Medium Rare Feb 2
- April – 2016 – The Profane Series #2: Vaper Trail April 5
- May – 2016 – Pacchia #4: The Line of Allora May 3
- June – 2016 – Blood & Bone Series #4: Ex Sanguin June 7
- July – NaNoWriMo Live Blogging!
- August – 2016 – Pacchia #5: An Alpha’s Worth
- September – 2016 – The Profane Series #3: TBA