For those of you in the northern hemisphere, I hope your summer has been going well and that you’re staying cool. We have another couple of lucky winners of an audiobook and autographed copy of one of my novels. This month I am featuring ABANDONED Book 1 – Arrivals and Awakenings to allow our lucky winners to cool down a little from the summer heat and enjoy a stay at the Sinclair Hotel high atop Overseer Mountain.
Our lucky winners for July are:
Thank you so much to all of my Katie Berry Books Insider subscribers. You are all entered into the recurring draws each and every month, so if you didn’t win this time, there is always next month!
Over the past several months, I have been hard at work on the sequel to CLAW, CLAW Resurgence. It is going very well, and I believe anyone who enjoyed CLAW will find plenty to love in the sequel. All of your favourite characters are back, along with some new ones that will keep things more than interesting. I am revealing part of Resurgence’s cover today, with the full image to come sometime later this month.
At this point, I should mention that I had some major surgery back at the beginning of June and am recovering nicely. However, this has added a slight delay to the production of Resurgence. For a period of almost three weeks, I was unable to work on it due to not feeling well enough or present enough to commit words to paper, so to speak. This means that there may be a delay of that many weeks before Resurgence is released. I realise I had planned on a late summer release, which I am still aiming for, but it could very well be early fall instead. I would like to apologise to those of you eagerly anticipating this novel, but when I announce tentative release dates, that’s precisely what they are, tentative. I could bring up my Orson Welles and Almaden wines analogy again at this point, but I think I have mentioned it a few times over the last little while and will give it a rest for now. However, I believe CLAW Resurgence will be worth the wait, and I thank you one and all for your patience and understanding. Sometimes, life gets in the way, and my surgery was one of those times. Fortunately, I am almost 100% once more (actually about 95%), and things are back on track.
ABANDONED Book 3
The third book in the ABANDONED series is also in production, and I am still looking at a Halloween release and am working my hardest to get it done, along with CLAW Resurgence. Unlike some authors out there, I am only one person, not a ‘collective’ of a dozen writers as some authors are, who write under a single pen name and release a book or two per month. Think of me a boutique winery (what is it with me and wine?) that releases a quality product when it is ready for release and not before.
In closing, thanks once again for your patience and continued support. I hope the rest of your summer is everything you want it to be, and hopefully more.
Good health and great reads to you all,