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What I’m Hoping For in 2019

Hello 2019! It’s only three days into the year and it feels like a new start. 2018 was a year high on reading, and I’ll admit, I’ve read ten pages of a book so far this year. I’m hoping to focus more on writing than reading (70 books is a lot of books). Last year I did “Coming Out in 2018.” Since none of those books came out last year, I figured I’d focus on books I’m hoping to put out in 2019.

What I'm Hoping For in 2019

Airtime & Alibis


Emily Burnet has covered some high-profile stories in her time as a reporter, but she’s never come across a story this personal. It’s been six years since Emily last saw Claire Scott in college, but now Claire has vanished in Emily’s hometown, just days before the launch of her national talk show.

Curiosity has carried Emily in her career so far, but it might be too much when Emily finds herself bargaining with Detective Austin Cooper, the lead investigator on Claire’s case. She offers him information and insight on Claire, in exchange for first dibs on new developments in the case (and maybe some unanticipated sparks.)

As Emily tries to tie the woman she knew to the woman who disappeared, she realizes the bubbly journalist everyone loved was hiding a dark private life. Curiosity has helped Emily in the past, but this time it might make her the next big headline instead.

Betrayals & Bylines


There isn’t an official blurb for this one, but it’ll be the second story involving Emily Burnet and Austin Cooper.

Cameras & Confessions


This will be the third story featuring Emily Burnet and Austin Cooper. These books are closer to short story or novella length and I’m hoping to release all three in the first half of the year.

Justice & Lies


Justice & Lies will be the third book in The Cassie Morgan Series, picking up about two years after the events of Double Played. The book will open with the trial of Brent Rossett and see Cassie testifying at court and getting sucked into the investigation of a copycat murderer. This book and the follow up will have a darker tone than anything I’ve written before.

Hit List


Hit List, the fourth book, will start hours after Justie & Lies ends, and will finish out this narrative for Cassie Morgan. Previous drafts of the story have found Cassie in England and I look forward to seeing how she does as a fish out of water. While this won’t be the last Cassie Morgan book, it does feel like a pause in the story.

2019 is going to be a busy year and I’m hoping to make it my most successful year yet as a writer. Here in the next two months, I’m hoping to have the cover reveal for Airtime & Alibis and to release it. As always, I encourage you to sign up for the newsletter to get the latest news first!

Coming in 2017

I can’t believe that 2017 is already here. 2016 was a tough year for me, so I’m glad to see a new year finally here. Last year, I had some big aspirations to publish two books. Then I landed a day job in politics and that was the end of that.

Coming in 2017

In 2016, the only book that came out was Double Played, the sequel to The AssassinWriting and finishing Double Played was an incredibly different experience compared to The Assassin. 

This next year though, I will be putting two books out, with the first one being Justice & Lies. And I’m so excited to share with you the summary of the book!

Winter in Washington, D.C. is the perfect time for a serial killer, or two. Special Agent Cassie Morgan and her team are on the lookout for two men leaving behind a slew of dead cops in their path. As the bodies continue to pile up, Cassie struggles to stay focused thanks to one big distraction:

Brent Rossett’s trial.

Cassie knows she’ll be telling the world a few lies when she takes the stand, but one bombshell confession is soon forgotten when a woman shows up murdered near the courthouse. All signs point to the crime being the Assassin’s, but he has the perfect alibi: his trial.

Now the FBI must deal with a copycat killer, and everyone is watching and waiting for him to come after Cassie. While trying to solve her own assignment, Cassie constantly finds herself in the middle of the copycat case and she’s realizing she might have to make the ultimate deal to finally put an end to the mob’s obsession with her.
In addition to Justice & Lies, I’ll be releasing Hit List, the fourth book. Both of these will probably come out late-summer or early-fall. I’m currently going through and writing both books as one giant book because Hit List picks up just days after Justice & Lies ends. I’m so excited for these two books, because they fit so well together and they’re really the next step from The Assassin and Double Played. 
After both books are out, I’m hoping to work on some stand-alone series at the end of the year (maybe NaNoWriMo), including Super Ordinary, a book I first wrote back when I was a junior in high school. It’ll be fun to dig into that one and how the story has changed in the past few years.
2017 is shaping up to be a promising year, and I’m hoping to really give new life to my book series.
I hope y’all have had a wonderful New Year, and here’s to 2017!