I am currently waiting for my very first book to be released to the public. This isn’t to say, however, that Summer Rain: Getsikahvda Anitsalagi is the first book I have ever written-it‘s just the first one to finally make it into print.

I have written several other books, actually, that have not been edited yet and therefore are not ready for any other human eyes to look at right now. My previous work includes two children’s books, one book of poetry, one YA, three fiction, and I am currently working on a historical trilogy set in Rosita, Colorado in the 1860s.

The first in the trilogy is Rebellion in the Valley, the second is Anticipation in the Valley and I'll close it up with Renewal in the Valley. Rebellion is complete at this point and I've just begun getting into Anticipation. Until Anticipation is completely written and I'm working on the editing of it, Rebellion will not be released. My Choice. (I love having choices and feeling like I'm in control of my own work.)

Somewhere in there, I also have a fantasy book I’m working on for the sole delight of my awesome daughter who would be ever so pleased if I would complete it this side of Armageddon.

As you can guess, I am always writing something. Even when I’m minding my own business as a passenger in our minivan, I either have a notebook in my lap or I’ll be tapping away on my cell phone, as I’m doing right now. My husband calls me John Boy.

Where do I plan to go with my writing?

My so-called “niche” is historical fiction; whenever I write about people and places from years that have passed and faded already, it’s my way of patting their memory on the head and saying that they haven’t been completely forgotten. I’d hope that someone would do the same for me one day.

Once I have finished writing, editing, and have seen my other writing projects to the printed page, I will continue to write only in the historical genre. (I have at least another seven stories floating around in my head at any given moment but really need to hone the art of finishing one thing before starting in on another one.)

With so many projects already in the mix, that causes me to pause and contemplate just how I plan to get these projects into print.

That is the subject of my next blog post, which will be coming your way on Wednesday.