Resolutions for 2017
When you get beyond the required goals of "lose weight," "more exercise," and "eat healthy," what are your hopes for the coming year? I asked my series characters, and this is what they said.
Guardian Witch series:
Ari: I hope to have my new apprentice trained before 2017 is over. Other than that, another peaceful year would be really great, but in my world you don't count on anything. Oh, the casino! A successful launch for Andreas's latest project.
Andreas: Ah, cara mia, thank you. I second all your hopes, and yet, I sense our idyllic days may be ending. Changes are coming in 2017…and some may not be to our liking.
Maggie York Paranormal Mystery series:
Maggie: Since I can't wish my "gift" away, I'm determined to gain better control of it. And frankly, I'm ready for the next big case to begin.
Josh: I'd like to see a drop in NOLA's crime rate, which would give me more time with Maggie. The captain has me working undercover. While it's interesting, I'd rather be partnering with Maggie. At least I'd know she was safe.
Cross Keys/Elvenrude Trilogy:
Kam: A healthy baby in 2017. I'm taking a break from the spy/investigative work, and Seth will make a fabulous and proud father.
Seth: A boy would be nice, but so would a little girl, especially if she has her mother's blue eyes.
And my own resolutions?
- As long as readers keep reading and reviewing my books, I'll continue to write. I hope to publish at least two in 2017, a sequel to the Guardian Witch series (Embers of Fire), and book number three in the Maggie York series (Ghost Haunting);
- World peace…or at least civility would be nice.
Wishing you a wonderful 2017!
It's been a busy holiday season! In addition to releasing Cross Keys: Unity on Christmas Day and visiting with friends and family, I've chatted with the Guardian Witch characters in Olde Town (Riverdale) and with the elves in Elvenrude about New Year's Resolutions. Some of them shared their own wishes/goals for 2016!
Olde Town (Guardian Witch series):
Arianna: Other than trying to keep Rayne from inadvertently burning the house down? :) I recently went through my family trunk and found a photo of my parents on their boat. It got me to wondering exactly what happened to them. I've been thinking about looking into that...
Andreas: Plans are already drawn for a hotel in Olde Town that caters to Otherworld clientele. Building and managing it will be a new challenge for me.
Ryan: Definitely a larger home. Claris tells me our family is growing again. :)
Gabriel: An extended trip to London is top on my list. And I need a new girlfriend. Maybe it's time to get serious this time.
Elvenrude (Cross Keys series):
Kam: I'm loving the security business. Since we can pick and choose our jobs, Seth and I almost always have joint assignments. It gives us a chance to explore the world together. I can't think of a thing I'd change right now!
Seth: Don't tell Kam I said this, but I'm hoping a child is in our future. Maybe not this year, but in the next two or three.
Rhyden: I've been working with King Trystan to set up guilds in Cyrilia. I hope to have them well-established before the end of next year. Oh, and getting married, of course.
Esty: The wedding. Next December 18! Mother and I have already chosen the silk for my dress.
And my own:
To keep writing. I hope to introduce new characters, Maggie and Josh, in another paranormal series. And maybe this is the year I'll do something with the thrillers! :)
Whatever your specific goals and resolutions, we wish you and yours a terrific and successful 2016, filled with many wonderful books. Happy New Year!
Ho! Ho! Ho! It's the holidays...and I'm giving away two print copies of Awakening the Fire, the first book in the Guardian Witch series! Get your name in the drawing now...