Why I Haven’t Published In Over A Year…

August 6, 2017

I wasn’t really sure if it would be okay to write this since it’s a little personal, but I wanted to give at least a short explanation on why I haven’t published all this time. I still get emails from you guys; asking me when I’ll publish my next novel and hearing from you always makes me crazy happy. My answer was always — hopefully in October or November. Now, that might not be possible.

Last year, after I published To Hate Adam Connor I went through some health problems. It was the first time ever I spent the night in the ER. Until that time I’d never even had to visit a doctor let alone the ER. They couldn’t find out what was wrong, it took them a few weeks to figure it out and with the help of some pills I was feeling slightly better in a few months. The problem wasn’t anything big, but I still couldn’t function like I used to. A few months more passed and I finally got back to writing Dylan&Zoe’s story. There are no words to explain how excited and happy I was that I could write again and that I hadn’t lost “it”. (You know…happy that what I wrote didn’t suck)

However…now I’m dealing with something else. I’m going to have to spend Monday night in the hospital, and on Tuesday…I’m having brain surgery. They say it isn’t invasive, but…it’s still a brain surgeon that’s handling the operation. I’m still freaking out. I’m still sad. I’m still scared shitless because like I said until last year, I had never been to a hospital. And surgery…it freaks the hell out of me.

So…yeah. I’m sad that I can’t write. Wasn’t able to write ever since I heard that I had to have surgery. There is a little bit of anger too, I guess, because I’m done with being sick. And it’s such a stupid and rare thing. Apparently, it only happens to 10-20 people a year and I’m just that lucky…

Did I mention that I’m scared. Even giving blood makes me anxious and now this…

This was a little personal, which was why I wasn’t sure if you’d be interested…I just wanted to let you know what was going on with me. I’m hopeful that I’ll feel good enough to keep writing after the surgery because I’ll be on bed rest for about a month after it. It would be really nice if I could write. I’m hoping I’ll get that chance.

It’s been a year and two months since my last release and I know people have forgotten me by now, but I want to come back, and I want to introduce you to Dylan&Zoe and I hope you’ll be there.

Wish me luck. Send some positivity my way. I’d really appreciate that.

Thank you for making me so happy by reading my books. You changed my world.


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  1. Mara said:

    Your health always comes first, don’t worry about anything but getting through and feeling better. The book will happen when it’s meant to happen and we’ll all be here waiting for it. Prayers and good thought your way!

  2. Kathy Meeker said:

    I wish I could give you a hug, hold your hand and rub your back. I know how it feels to be scared before a surgery. You want it to be over at the same time you don’t want to do it. Being brave is HARD!

    So I will be keeping you in my prayers and allowing only positive thoughts to play around in my head.

    As for forgetting you–no way! I am rooting for you to again charm us with your writing magic.

    Speedy recovery ?

  3. Deonne Carpenter said:

    I’m sorry to hear about your sickness. There is no way you can be forgotten. I actually won one the giveaways. To Love Adam Connor. Please get better soon and keep on writing.
    Get Well soon???

  4. Valerie Degeorge said:

    I’m so sorry you haven’t been well
    Your health is most important
    Keeping you in my prayers for healing ?

  5. Jeannie said:

    Your health always comes first. Hugs, prayers, & positive thoughts for your surgery.

  6. Kate Farlow said:

    My thoughts are with you. You’re so incredibly strong. ♡

  7. Michele Byer said:

    Sending you good vibes but most importantly peace, strength and comfort. I pray God gives you the peace of mind to ease your fears and brings you a speedy recovery.
    You are not forgotten. Do not give up, keep doing what you love best! We will be here when you’re able to come back. ❤️

  8. Jess Wood said:

    You are so, so strong. I’ve been following you forever it seems! I love your books and you first invited me to a Facebook group of authors and readers I didn’t even know existed and it changed my love of books or ever in the best way! So, take care of YOU! Because I can’t wait to see what’s next, Dylan &Zoe or something else. Love!

  9. Tina Shobe said:

    Wishing you a speedy recovery.

    Thoughts and prayers.

  10. Arwen Shoemaker said:

    Wishing you all the best…a successful recovery and return to good health. Thanks for sharing with your fans.

  11. Susan Lage Martin said:

    Your health comes first..Get better and we will all be waiting for your speedy recovery and your next book.Prayers and love to you.

  12. Janet said:

    I am so sorry to hear about your illness. Ofcourse you are scared, who wouldn’t be! I wish you a very speedy recovery and that you will be healthy again. That is the most important.

    And I don’t think you are forgotten and people will patiently wait until you might write again.

    Sending you hugs and prayers.


  13. kelly said:

    We haven’t forgotten you! your health comes first, focus on what is important. When the time is right for you, I look forward to reading your next book.

  14. Annie said:

    Stay strong and get healthy! I could never forget about you, anytime anyone asks me for a book to read, I quickly send them over to you. Thank you for the update. Sending lots of prayers and good vibes.

  15. Isatta said:

    Not to worry, you’re still a fantastic author whether u put out books annually or you have to take a break and handle your health. Also, all surgery is scary but keep faith and just remember after it you will no longer have the health issues you are currently having.

  16. Just Lily said:

    I wish you the best of luck. I hope you will have successful surgery and your recovery will be quick. You should know that people remember your amazing work and will wait as long as it’s needed to read your next one. Because it’s hard to forget someone whose book moved you as much as yours did.
    I, personally, am very eager and excited to read Dylan&Zoe’s story as soon as you are ready to publish it.

  17. katje said:

    Just now seeing this post and wishing you the best. I’m so glad to hear from you and to know what’s going on in your life … as for the personal part, well, you’re a fellow human too; not just a machine that churns out (good!) stories.
    Sympathies and hugs – I know how it feels to be sick and tired of being sick and tired.

  18. Vania said:

    I just bumped in your writing and I’m wanting more. See? Not forgotten. Wishing you all the best! Love xoxo

  19. Carrie Felton said:

    You are definitely not forgotten. If anything, you have been sorely missed! Thank you for the update and I hope everything went well and you are able to get back to what you love.

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