On October 5, 2010, I started writing. I sat down and wrote my first book in about 11 weeks and it was published a few months later. I had no idea what I was doing back then, but I found an outlet for my stress and my creativity.
My first book was My Blood Runs Blue and this was the original cover. I think since this was originally published, there have been four partial rewrites and re-edits and three cover changes to.
Now ten years later, I have 58 books written. That’s over 3,600,000 words in first drafts. That doesn’t count the other five or six books that are about half way done and waiting patiently for me to finish them.
So far in 2020, I have written nine books, over half a million words, and I plan to have at least two more done this year: Huntley (Loving a Young book 3) & Finding Love in a Champagne Toast (A short story for New Years).
I know that when I told my father a couple weeks before he passed that I had finished my 58th book, he was very proud.
The Pulse of Blue Blood: https://www.amazon.com/Pulse-Blue-Blood-Story-Calista-ebook/dp/B07SS3DPL4/
Since June of this year, I have been caring full-time for my father who is terminally ill. My focus has been primarily on him, and on my family while I make sure I take care of myself also.
Recently, my father has started to decline and we are in the final stages of his life. Because of the intensity and emotional levels of this series, I have been unable to focus at the depth that I have needed to focus, and I had to make the very hard decision to cancel the release of MIssion: Repair for this November.
I know my readers expect a certain level in writing, and I know I am not capable of doing that as I lose the man who has been my rock, and taught me to be the person I am today.
I sincerely apologize for this delay and hope that you understand. I will advise here, on my website, and also in my newsletter when I get back to working on this series.