Let me tell you a story:
I got engaged to my husband Boxy when I was in my senior year of high school. We’d been discussing the idea for a while before then– as mild hypotheticals at first, which slowly crystallized into certainty. We went to the jewelry store together to pick out an engagement ring before he officially proposed to me.
After I got home, I called my best friend to tell her about it, because she had more or less promised to defenestrate me if she heard that kind of news second-hand.
I got engaged on a Friday. I wore my ring to church that Sunday, and to school every day that week.
The following Friday, while I was eating breakfast with my seminary class, somebody finally noticed that there was a very large, very sparkly ring on the third finger of my left hand.
“HOLY CRAP, JENNY, ARE YOU ENGAGED?!?!?”
“Hm?” I put down my bagel. “Oh. Yeah.”
“About a week now, actually.”
I now leave you to imagine a room full of twenty or so teenage boys and girls freaking out while decidedly not swearing, because this was a church function, after all.
This is how announcements happen for me. I call the people closest to me on the day of, and after that the news percolates to the rest of the world while I get used to the idea.
So if by now you’ve noticed several posts talking about suspicious activity, now you know why. This is me calm, because I’ve already paced myself dizzy and danced in circles and laughed like a hyena at the dentist’s office. I have dedicated the last ten years of my life to this moment, and it’s actually happening.
At the beginning of February, I signed on with Cliffhanger Press to publish Urban Dragon, an eight-piece series of urban fantasy novellas.
The final release date has not yet been announced, but expect to see the series launch later this year on the Kindle Unlimited, and shortly after that for various digital distributors. I’ll be posting updates on developments as they happen. From this point on, you’ll also be seeing snippets of my writing and research, character profiles, and so forth. Because now that the word’s out, I can’t help but to gush.
Thank you all so much for sticking with me for so long. Now it’s time to buckle up and hold on tight, because it’s gonna be one hell of a ride.