January 1, 2021

My New Year's Resolutions for 2021!

Like many of you, I'm excited to leave 2020 in the rearview, even with all the wonderful things I have to celebrate from last year (more on that here if you missed my looking back on 2020 blog post!). I hope 2021 will see the return of travel, and social gatherings, and just leaving my house a bit more. Most of all, I hope it brings more health and security to everyone in need! 

I know my baby girl is going to grow up so much over the next twelve months, and I can't wait to experience every moment with her. Even though I'm taking a small step back from work to concentrate on being a mom, I still have plenty to look forward to this year! 

So, without further ado, here are...

My Top Five Author Resolutions of 2021!

1. Publish The Dragon and the Queen!


The Dragon and the Queen is set to go on sale on June 21st, 2021, and I can't wait! This book amps up the action and the stakes for all four main characters, and builds not only on the romance but on all the relationships established in the first two books. My beta readers absolutely loved it, so I really hope you all will too! The ebook is currently available to preorder on Amazon, and I'm hosting a wonderful preorder giveaway with two character cards up for grabs. I'll be updating everyone when the hardcover and paperback editions also become available!


2. Publish more audiobooks!


The Raven and the Dove is my highest selling audiobook already (at least on Audible), so you better believe I'm working on the rest of the series! I'm expecting the files for The Hunter and the Mage from the marvelous narrator, Sarah Sampino, any day now, so the audiobook is imminent! I'll be working with her on the audio for book three too, which will hopefully be available over the summer :) I'd also like to publish more of my backlist in audio, so expect some news about my A Dance of Dragons and Midnight Ice series soon!


3. Publish more hardcovers!

  

One of my favorite things about publishing hardcovers is the ability to make them a bit more special with the unique designs under the dust jacket! I love the naked covers for Once Upon a Curse and The Raven and the Dove, and I can't wait to make more of these special editions for the rest of my young adult backlist. Hopefully I'll be able to get hardcovers available for Midnight Fire, Midnight Ice, and A Dance of Dragons before the year is up!


4. Write the fourth book in The Raven and the Dove!


I've started outlining book four, and I'm hoping to get the entire thing written by the time The Dragon and the Queen goes on sale! I probably won't be releasing it until 2022, but I am excited to start revealing the title, cover, and description later on this year! The series is going to close with a bang!


5. Start working on a new romance series!


It's been a hot second since I released a contemporary romance under my pen name Kay Marie, and with all the craziness of 2020, my heart is longing to return to the bubbly fun of romantic comedies! I've already got a cover for the first book in the new series I'm hoping to launch maybe in the fall of 2021 :) The series will be a fun spin on The Bachelor, so I hope all my fellow Bachelor Nation fans will enjoy it!

And those are my author goals for 2021!!

I'm hoping to find a good balance between being a mom and being an author this year, and I'm confident I will! Even though it might take some time, I think 2021 will be a wonderful year professionally and the beginning of a new chapter for me. We'll take the journey together!

Since I'm a reader first, I also want to highlight some books I'm looking forward to reading this year :) Normally I list a top five, but I have too many books I'm looking forward to this year - and with all the nursing I'm doing, I've been reading more than ever! 

So here is...

My 2021 TBR!

    

   

   

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What books are you most excited for this year? 

Hopefully The Dragon and the Queen :) Leave a comment below with some other titles - I'd love to check them out!

Happy new year! 🎉🎉


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