Do you ever sit around and wonder what kind of mascot or spirit animal I would choose?
No? Well why on Earth not??
I’ll give you a hint: it probably isn’t the animal you’re expecting.
To find out, you’ll need to head on over to JoBookLove and check out the interview I did! I talk about my writing process, how I deal with book reviews, and the most important question of all, what I consider my spirit animal.
Interview with Marlena Frank by JoBookLove
I’m so excited guys. This cover is freaking gorgeous. I just finished confirming the maps that’ll be included as well. I know it’s still 8 months out before this gets officially released, but there’s no stopping the hype train now.
Here take a look so you can get pumped too!
Did I mention there’s a giveaway going on too?? I know, the good news just keeps on coming!
Enter to win an advanced reader copy of this very novella! You can also get a $5 Amazon gift card too, but that’s not as cool as getting to read about werewolves, a mad scientist, and a strong female protagonist, is it? 😉
Here’s the link to the raffle, you can enter via Facebook or with just your email.
The Huntress Becomes the Hunted
Mercy has always dreamed of becoming a werewolf trapper like her father. In Kanta, one must learn how to survive one way or another. A dark-skinned, blue-eyed young beauty, Mercy understands that she brings out the beast in monsters and men. When a routine werewolf delivery turns into a vicious assault from a pair of human traffickers, Mercy’s life changes forever. Somehow she must endure in a dangerous city where women and werewolves are hunted.
MomoCon has made me a bit behind on announcing things, but check out my author spotlight where I talk about my upcoming novella and what inspires me to write. 🖊📖
I’m thrilled to be able to share some good news since this week has been pretty terrible for a lot of people. My novella, The She-Wolf of Kanta, has been picked up for Radiant Crown Publishing’s Legion imprint!
Commence the happy dancing!
Not only will it be available in ebook and eventually print formats, but it will also be published as an audiobook.
I’m really loving how much RCP is letting me involved in the process too. It’s been a real treat to work with them so far, and I’m looking forward to moving forward! This will be the first book that will be published in print and only have my name on it. This will be the first book that will be on audio!
Okay, I’m done flailing – for now! Don’t worry, I’ll post more updates as I go, including a cover reveal soon. 😉
Every January I make a To-Do list of all my major works in progress and figure out which ones I want to prioritize. Here’s the 2017 edition.
Looking back over last year, I’m super proud of all the work I’ve done. So many short stories got finished up, published, and I’m hoping that more get picked up soon. Here’s a quick rundown of everything I published this year.
- January 2016 – A Slippery Customer
- Hit top 10 on Amazon’s Horror anthology list multiple times
- February 2016 – Tiny Necks
- Almost entirely 5-star reviews and more keep rolling in
- May 2016 – Curse of Beauty
- Received several excellent reviews! ❤
- October 2016 – Dead Man’s Hill
- A Halloween tale with a dash of dark humor
However I did notice that I hadn’t made much progress on my novels. Outside of Beyond the Treehouse, I didn’t do that much work on the WIP novels I had. There’s a good reason for that actually.
At the beginning of the year I got a publication offer from a small publishing company, one that I had worked with before. Their communications were a little sporadic, but I was excited to get my book published. However the contract they sent me gave me major concerns. It took me a bit to find some legal advice, but once I did I felt like I had a grounded ability to negotiate and listed out my requests. Unfortunately a big request on my list was not available to negotiate, and I had to reject the offer. A few months later I found out that the publisher was closing shop after being in the business since 2012.
I was upset to hear what had happened to them, and to the amazing authors who worked with them. It was also hard for me to get back into working on my books after that. Short stories I could dive into easily, but books were harder. Books take a lot of commitment, and after having plans fall through like that, it’s been hard to get motivated again.
I’m hoping to change that in 2017. This year I’m planning on focusing a lot more on my novels, and hopefully knock out book 2 for one of my series on the list. I also have a standalone horror novel that I’ve been itching to start too. Here’s my list of WIP novels and short stories for 2017. Look at how complete that short story listing is too! ❤
If you want to see my 2016 WIP to-do list, check out my post:
Hooray for To-Do Lists!