So, it’s the end of 2009 and what have I done. Well, I had three books out this year: Pussycat Death Squad, Morning Star and Santa Baby. Morning Star and Santa Baby did very well, Pussycat not so well. Apparently people don’t want to read love stories featuring Muslim women. I had a sequel planned for that book, and I’ll probably do it, but I’m in no rush.
Next up is Given, which is a multi-cultural, paranormal, historical, and its sequel Taken. Given is coming out in February, we’re not sure about Taken yet. Also coming out in February is my story FlyBoy which is part of Parker’s What White Boyz Fight For anthology.
I’ve already submitted my non-fiction book on the Free Lessons to several publishers and agents. I haven’t heard back from anyone yet, and I’m thinking I probably won’t. Ideally I’ll have time to write Dark Star this year, and maybe submit it to a few publishers and agents. But I also need to be writing shorter stories to keep my e-book backlist up. I’ve never written two books at the same time, so it’ll be interesting.
I’ve got an idea for a sequel to Santa Baby, which features Gabriel, the trumpet player at Pink. He just happens to be an archangel and doesn’t know it, but an end-of-days cult does know and they’re hunting him down. I also have a book I’m calling Shimmer which is sort of a Virginia Dareish space opera. It’s about a girl who is left behind when her parents fail to colonize Earth. Now they’re back and are looking for her. There’s only one problem, she has no idea that she’s not human.