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Hi!

Yeah, I’m here. Hi, everyone. Been awhile. I know it’s 2024 and it’s been a year since something has released. My bad. I needed to fully step away and focus on some personal stuff in a more direct and focused way. None of that could be posted while I dealt with it. None of it will be posted now. So, we’re going to say I took a personal sabbatical that required me to step back from being in front of the world. It’s true. There will be no more information about why I wasn’t around for a year.

I’ll say that I’m glad to be back in the right place to write this blog and post it. I’m glad that my friends around me have loved and supported me during my public absence.

And I’m glad to come back with NEWS.

First off, I’m writing a book!

It’s a book you want!

It’s got a cover!

So pretty! It feels so good to show off another cover after so long!

But no preorder yet, sorry y’all. Or a blurb, which will come with the preorder. Or a release date, which will come with the preorder. I’m waiting to get to a certain point, because my last couple of preorders were messy. I hated having to push them back. In fact, I wasn’t allowed to make a preorder with Amazon for the last year if I had been in the place to with a book ready to go and the headspace to get writing done, because I had to push back those preorders. So, this time, a preorder will go up when I’m fully ready to have a preorder up.

Bear with me. It’s like learning to ride a bike again. It doesn’t take as long as the first time, but there’s a period of fumbling and remembering exactly how to keep one’s balance.

With Jacky 10, SCARRED RESOLVE, being the next book, that means I technically skipped an Everly novel! Don’t worry, Everly lovers (I love you so much), Everly is next.

This year for me is all about getting back on the horse. I did this song and dance a year ago, and I did it too soon because life wasn’t done with me. I was speaking from wanting to please everyone, to prove I could just get through things like I always had before when it wasn’t going to be the case last year. It wasn’t feasible. I shouldn’t have put that on my own shoulders. I won’t again. Next time I feel the need to take a longer time away like this last year, I’ll announce it. I’ll tell everyone how long I’ll be MIA, and doing just that.

For those of you still with me, thank you. Thank you for either loudly or quietly supporting me with comments, kind emails, and being gentle with the people who have been speaking for me this past year. Thank you for believing in me. I’m not dead. I’m not running away from these worlds. The one we’ve built as a community or the ones I write. They live with me just like they live with you and now it’s time to have fun living in them again.

Until next time! (and next time will be the links you all probably want)

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Jody G
Jody G
4 months ago

Welcome back. We’ve missed you. Whilst I love Everly I’m absolutely stoked we’re getting Jacky first.

Racheal Catsicas
Racheal Catsicas
4 months ago

So happy to hear you are back and in a good headspace. I’m sure there is many people out there who can relate and understand the need to take a step back and breath. It takes a strong person to overcome struggles and find themselves on the other side so I just want to say congratulations and don’t ever loose sight of who you are or how you got to where you are.
I can honestly say I’m practically vibrating with anticipation of you’re next release in the Jacky Leon world. It’s a story that has kept me coming back time and time again. I love the audio books and find myself completely immersed in the world everytime I listen and read them. Your writing is inspiring and I look forward to more great releases.

Kathy
Kathy
4 months ago

I missed you! And the worlds you built! Go easy.

Shannon
Shannon
4 months ago

Welcome back 🥰 and I hope you had a good much needed rest. I am really excited for any book that has to with Jacky or Everly. I can’t tell you how many times I have listened to their books over the last year… I lost count. Anyway love your stories and worlds and will always be happy to wait for them.

Laura
Laura
4 months ago

Oh my goodness I was literally telling my partner about you yesterday, I found the tribunal archives less than 3 weeks ago and have completed all of the books that have been released so far, upon finishing them I went deep diving to find more and was completely gutted to find there was nothing and no recent blogs. Good for you for taking the time for yourself as that’s what matters most. But so so looking forward to continue escaping into the worlds you create!

Heather
Heather
4 months ago

Welcome back you were missed, but I’m glad you took time you needed and hope you are feeling better ❤️

Jo L
Jo L
4 months ago

Really delighted to hear your are feeling good and able to write. Glad you’ve had the break you needed. Hope life is fun of laughter, friendship and fun. Looking forward to your talent being let loose again

Ruth Bridge
Ruth Bridge
4 months ago

Welcome back. You have been missed but we all need time out. Looking forward to the next book about Jackie. Look after yourself. X

Tracy G
Tracy G
4 months ago

Woohoo!! Welcome back! Of course we are still here. Nobody else is going to write these books for us heh heh. Glad you’re in a better place 🙂

Claudia Quezada Garrido
Claudia Quezada Garrido
4 months ago

Hello again. Welcome back. I am glad things are getting better for you. Thank you for the the news and the beautiful art cover. I am looking forward to continue reading whatever you write. I love both Jacky and Everly.

Jeannie Nienberg
Jeannie Nienberg
4 months ago

Welcome back. It’s lovely to hear from you. We will always be here because you have created something enduring and wonderful. All good wishes to you.

Talitha
Talitha
4 months ago

I’m always going to be here. Checking in on you and how you’ve been doing. Sometimes you just need time & space and that’s none of our business why. Happy to see another Jackie book . I get the books all the time and read them cover to cover.

Kathryn
Kathryn
4 months ago

Missed you, glad you took the time you needed for you! Exciting news about a new book.

Fatima R
Fatima R
4 months ago

Welcome back. Can’t wait! Jacky 10 Wooohoo!!

Sheena
Sheena
4 months ago

Welcome back! I also had a rough 2023 and I’m hoping 2024 is better, but I don’t want to put too much pressure on it because I don’t want to give it performance anxiety. Re-reading your books honestly got me through a good chunk of the year, and I will appreciate anything you have the bandwidth to write. Keep taking care of yourself. We’re all human and we get the need to take some time to deal with life.

Jen LeMaster
Jen LeMaster
4 months ago

Just glad your centered again. It’s hard to get it back when lost. It’s something to be damn proud of when you find it again. I know I have lost mine a few times too. Life is rough, no joke, and sometimes the world doesn’t give us a choice of ourselves.
I hope everything is now okay. I hope *even if for us not knowing* that everything went as well as it could have. I really hope it wasn’t anything extreme. However I fear it was and honey for that, I am heartfelt and heartsick sorry. I am glad your back and I can’t wait for the new Jackie. Thank you for another gift.

I am just glad you feel like you again.

That’s the most important thing in all of this.

Luv always,
A adoring fan! 🖤🩶🤍

Rainy Kemp
Rainy Kemp
4 months ago

Welcome Back. You needed the break to be able to focus on yourself. I am glad that you did. I look forward to any book you write. May your life be filled with , Health, Joy and happiness.

Alicia T
Alicia T
4 months ago

We’ve missed you and your wold. Larry and I were talking about you and the world we’ve missed and hoping you would soon return. We’ll take whatever you’re ready to give us whenever you’re ready to give. Just take care of yourself FIRST.

Malesa
Malesa
4 months ago

I am happy to hear that you are healing. Last year was a bad one for me as well . Take your time. Don’t put too much pressure on yourself. We will be patiently waiting because you are worth the wait.

Tori
Tori
4 months ago

Welcome back!
A long break just means an excuse to reread my favorite stories again!

Rebecca
Rebecca
4 months ago

And a “welcome back!” from me, too.
First of, it’s really good to hear, that you feel better.
And although I am really looking forward to the next Everly book, I am happy to finally return to Jackies world.
I can totally understand taking a sabbatical, I’m just happy to know that you are ok now and that there will be more books for us readers 😉 .

Corrina Lambert
Corrina Lambert
4 months ago

Welcome back! Thank you for modeling self care. I’m excited to go back to the Tribunal Archives World! The last Everly book had me missing my turns and exits while listening, lol!

Marilyne Ménard
Marilyne Ménard
4 months ago

We love you! It’s ok to take time for yourself when you need it. To step back.

I am just glad you are better. And tomorrow’s another day!

Krys
Krys
4 months ago

I’m so happy to hear from you! I was a little bit worried about you, and hearing you are back is a relief to know.
And also, yes that is a book I’m excited to hear about! The next Jacky, and then the next Everly, are great news. I’m excited to hear more about them.
Welcome back, you were missed.

Kat
Kat
4 months ago

Life happens! Welcome back, i’m very excited for more books and your glorious return to the world of Internet Things And Such~ Stay safe, be well, and keep being the best you that only you can be!

Isandring
Isandring
4 months ago

Welcome back! Glad to hear you’re doing better.

In L
In L
4 months ago

Welcome back!
I’m glad you´re feeling ok after your time off.

Norma G
Norma G
4 months ago

So glad to see things are working out for the better. Sometimes life throws curveballs we never see coming. Can’t wait to see what the next chapter (or book) holds. Welcome back!

Christine Walker
Christine Walker
4 months ago

Delighted to see you back! I’m currently re-reading all your titles to distract me from reality and remind myself of your amazing storylines and world views. Can’t wait for your Jacky Leon.

Jess Lee
Jess Lee
4 months ago

Welcome back! I’ve missed your worlds and glad you’re ok in real life!

Vickie
Vickie
4 months ago

You were missed dearly!

Colleen Higgins
Colleen Higgins
4 months ago

We are so happy to hear your writing. My mother said “hi”, I got her into your series and she loves them as much as I do. We are praying for you. Our reading family. Ps, my mom is blind and listen to audio.

Amorette Holmes
Amorette Holmes
4 months ago

So happy you are back and ready now. I’m glad you took the time you needed.

Samantha K
Samantha K
4 months ago

Welcome back!!! My friend got me into your books and I am about to finish the latest Jacky novel (and read all of the Kaliya books and we’re caught up on Everly too) and I am thrilled that you’re going to continue writing. 🙂

Gail M.
Gail M.
4 months ago

So glad you are back but also glad you took the time to take care of yourself!

Beth
Beth
4 months ago

Welcome back. Looking forward to next books, but really glad you are doing better. Sometimes life just smacks you up the side of the head, but it feels so good when you can stand up, look back and say “I did it.”

Caroline P
Caroline P
4 months ago

Welcome back, I find you book a year ago and love them. I will wait patiently for the next one.
Thank for the news

Hannah
Hannah
4 months ago

Im so grateful you took the time you needed and I am SO HAPPY YOU’RE BACK! You are one of my favorite authors; I can’t wait to dig in again. 🙂

Cassy B
Cassy B
4 months ago

We absolutely missed you, but I’m so glad you took the time you needed to feel like you again. Mental health is as important, if not more so, than any other kind of health. I hope you few the support of this community and not just our hopeful expectations of the next installation of the incredible journeys you create that we love.

Gabby
Gabby
4 months ago

Hi!!!! I’m glad to hear your feeling better!! We all need a break sometimes so take as long as you need! I’m so excited for a new Jacky book (I may have reread the entire series a couple of times) so I’m keeping an eye on the release date 🎊
Stay safe!

Annie
Annie
4 months ago

So happy you’re back! I’m glad you took sometime for yourself to heal. I am also super stoked for more Jacky Leon and Everly Abbott

Josh
Josh
4 months ago

Welcome back. Glad you took time for yourself and happy it helped. Mental wellness is so important, so I support you doing whatever it is you need to do to be happy and healthy. You got this!! I look forward to the new material, you are one of my Favs 🙂

Sab
Sab
4 months ago

Welcome back!!! I’ve been religiously checking your blog every day for the past 6 months, ever since I finished Jacky Leon Book 9. Happy to see you’re doing well! Take your time, no need to rush ♥️ You’re doing great

Hunter Malloy
Hunter Malloy
4 months ago

Welcome back! Hope everything worked out for you and you’re doing better. So excited for the new book and to see what happens next!

Henry Davis
Henry Davis
4 months ago

So happy your back.I have really missed your books. Hope everything is better in your life.

Andi
Andi
4 months ago

Waiting patiently is just part of this symbiotic relationship! So glad you feel good enough in the place you are to come back to writing, we wouldn’t want it any other way. I can’t wait to see how Jacky’s doing!!

Miss susan
Miss susan
4 months ago

Wonderful to have you back!

Merredith O.
Merredith O.
4 months ago

Welcome back! Glad to hear you are in a better place and back at it again. I eagerly await the new Jacky Leon and Everly books…will definitely be continuing to cheer you on!

Morgan
Morgan
4 months ago

I’m so glad you’re back and feeling better! While I definitely missed your writing I’m even more glad that you’re okay! I can’t begin to imagine what you went through, but I’m so glad you took your time and came back when you were ready. I’m looking forward to your stories and and anything else you want to share! Remember that you’re loved and appreciated!

Olivia
Olivia
4 months ago

So excited to see this new post! Very happy you’re back, and sending all the love your way.