Posted in announcement, Books, coming soon, gay, gay fiction, goals, new adult, new books, new dawn, planning, romance, stories, thank you, words, work, writing, young adult

Books Under Construction

construction  Oh yes, construction. Rework, redo, refurbish, you name it. If you go to my page on Amazon, you will notice several titles now missing…why?

  1. They need a makeover. Not just lipstick and mascara, but a full-face makeover worthy of a Kardashian!
  2. They will be put into box sets. Most of my works are series (if you can tell from my tabs). People love to get a bargain, so I will be working those into box sets.
  3. There will be paperbacks! Who doesn’t miss the sweet smell of the pages or the joyous sound of those pages flicking by, or perhaps the feel of a glossy cover. I miss it! I’m sure readers do too, so when these are refreshed, they will be all be available in physical form.
  4. I am diverting my focus to newer works that are coming out a faster pace than I can currently handle (as well as the market). All good things in time.

That’s just the beginning, but I won’t divulge it all now. The best I can say is…stay tuned. 🙂

Thank you for your support!

Cheers, Steph

Posted in words

Laughter

via Daily Prompt: Laughter   

Can cure a foul mood, a temperamental child, or even a surly spouse. Laughter is the best medicine and it’s been proven time and again. Laugh daily, laugh often, and laugh long! Pull up some old comic videos on YouTube, cat videos, old stories that give you a chuckle, or tell a friend about that time you dressed yourself for school at four years old as Minnie Mouse.

 

Posted in cats, death, life, loves, words, yarn

Cats, Yarn, and Words

I’ve had some time to process the loss of my baby girl, Cali, last Tuesday. Strange what losing a beloved animal will do to you and make you look at your life. I have been reeling for days and finally have narrowed my ‘hobbies’ down to a top list of three great loves of my world:

Cats, Yarn, and Words

Cats…obviously. Above is my baby boy, Jack, who has been my buddy since he was adopted as a tiny kitten. (yes, he was tiny once). This 19 lb behemoth of a cuddler is the main focus of my life, especially since the tragic loss of his sister.
He is diabetic, but takes his shots like a champ. He is pretty healthy otherwise, thank goodness!  He gets pancreatic attacks that make him sick all day and all night at times, but he gets medication and it helps.

Yarn…ha ha seems to go hand-in-hand with cats, right?  Don’t let them play with it, I implore you. My first cat, Katie, ingested some and it came out the other end…ewwwwwwwwwwwww! It can wrap around their stomach and kill them. Seriously, watch the yarn.
OK, enough PSA…I love to knit and can even crochet (it just always ends up a little ‘off’). ha ha. I love regular straight needle patterns (if I even follow one). I usually make up my own and run with it. Nowadays I knit for friends, or donate my creations to cat shelters.

Words…this should be obvious having written 12 books so far (plus 18 more with co-authors). I’ve been writing since I knew how and hope to never stop. Even if they never sell, even if they’re seen as goody-two-shoes or too ‘safe’ for the horrific world we live in, I don’t care. I love my boys, my style, and I will write purely for my love if nobody else’s.

This is more of a Monday morning brain dump, if not anything grander….but I wanted to share my loves with you, my followers, fans, and friends.

Have a good Monday if you can!

Steph