Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Fresh start, August 2014

Upcoming releases: 
A Denial of Death (Helen Binney #2), winter 2015, Gemma Halliday Publishing
A Dealer of Death (Helen Binney #3), summer 2015, Gemma Halliday Publishing

Primary WIPs
Finish first draft of A Deal of Death (Helen Binney #3)
Finish second draft of secret project

Status of other Fiction WIPs
A Debt of Death (Helen Binney #4), cogitating
A Four-Patch of Trouble (Keely Fairchild series; quilt appraiser sleuth), finished
Robbing Peter to Kill Paul (Keely Fairchild novella), outlined
A Monkey Wrench In The Works (Keely Fairchild #2), first draft done
Tree of Life and Death (Keely Fairchild series, holiday novella), first draft done
A Stinkin' Plot (cozy mystery on garlic farm), complete
Plowed Under (cozy mystery, sequel to A Stinkin' Plot) outlined
Fatal Forfeit (legal thriller) 50+ pages of first draft completed; on hold
One Cat is Never Enough (Crazy Cat Lady series, post-apocalyptic setting), with beta reader
Two Cats Are Better Than One (Crazy Cat Lady #2), partial first draft, complete outline
Three's A Clowder (Crazy Cat Lady #3), partial first draft, not much outline
Arresting Amelia (vague idea for cozy mystery set at general aviation airport)
Victoria and the Vapors (homage to Sherlock Holmes), still in brainstorming stage

Status of Non-fiction WIPs
Financial Planning For Authors (languishing in writers' block limbo)
Legal Research for Authors (non-fiction book, outlined)
Contracts for Authors (non-fiction book, outlined)
Estate Planning for Stashes (refers to collections of yarn, fabric, art, books, beads, Tardises, etc.): four-part series posted on blog, to be edited and formatted into a digital book.

Speaking appearances
September 6, 2014, Charter Oak Romance Writers (RWA Chapter), Estate planning for authors. More information on the chapter here.
July 23-26, 2014, Romance Writers of America national conference in San Antonio, Texas. Topic is estate planning for authors. More on the conference here
May 10, 2014, RIRW meeting. Topic is estate planning for authors. More on RIRW here.
May 2-3, 2014, New England Chapter, RWA "Let Your Imagination Take Flight Conference." Topic is estate planning for authors. More on the conference here.

Blog posts elsewhere
Laffeinated Ink, the fourth Monday of every month
Ruby-slippered Sisterhood, on estate planning for authors, December 19, 2013

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