I think it goes without saying – I will not be shedding any tears when I say goodbye to 2020 on New Year’s Eve. I will raise a glass (and possibly my middle finger) and usher in 2021 with a smile.
But I do want to look back at the good things that were accomplished in 2020. While being under lock-down and quarantine due to COVID-19 left me a little stir crazy, it did most certainly give me the added time and renewed focus to achieve some things I might not have otherwise been able to do.
So, hats off to getting shit done in 2020!
Ended the year with 32 published books in my portfolio
Published 6 new books (completed 9 books – 2 which will be published in early January and 1 other for a charity anthology in February 2021)
Published 3 audiobooks (2 with Tantor Media and 1 with Cocky Hero Club) and self-published 1 audiobook, Reckless
Signed a contract for hockey romance with Heart Eyes Publishing to be published in early summer 2021
Curated a 15-author collective to write a shared world series called The All American Boy Series (releases begin January 25th, 2021)
Signed audiobook contract for Change of Course with Tantor (TBD 2021)
Wrote and published 303,301 words!!!
Won 2 awards – Game Changer was a runner up in the Buyers Best Book Awards and won the 2020 RONE Award from InD’Tale Magazine
Created a YouTube channel in May and interviewed/produced the Sierra Talks Books with Authors segment (a total of 13 videos!)
Sure, there were some really cruddy parts of the year and goals I didn’t reach that I would’ve liked to hit, but all-in-all, I’m happy with where things landed.
I’m also so excited to share the wonderful things I have planned for next year! One hint: it has to do with a new pen name or maybe even two!
Stay tuned for more!
All my best for a very happy holiday season.
Be Sweet. Love Hard. Read Dirty.