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Thursday, December 15, 2022

2022 Wrap up and plans for 2023

This is the time of year when I write a wrap up blog post to reflect on what I've achieved over the past year.

To be honest, the thought of analysing my achievements (or rather non-achievements) is a little depressing, but here's how it went ...


Publishing wise, I didn't do a great deal. Beneath the Waves of the Neversea is the only title I released this year as part of the Realm of Darkness boxset. I had planned to have the next two books in the Wonder in Neverland series out by now, but I stumbled due to a few hurdles this year.

But! I did hit the USA Today bestseller list with all the amazing authors on the ROD set, which was something I never thought I'd be able to do during my career. So tick! 


The Edge of Madness is in its final proofing stages and is up for pre-order. I'm hoping to be able to release it by February 2023 once the ROD boxset comes out of KU and I can release Beneath the Waves of the Neversea with it.


If you subscribe to my newsletter, last month I told you about an exciting 'thing' that will be happening in 2023. I hope to be able to tell you about that in my January newsletter, so if you haven't already signed up, you can do that here.


I attended my first in-person event, Newcastle Book Boyfriend, since before Covid times, which was scary, and daunting, and stressful, but it was a really fun day.


I usually set my goal at 52 books for the year. So far I have managed 50, so I'm confident I'll make it as I have a couple I know I'll finish before December 31. If you want to see what I rated some of these, have a look on my Goodreads.


In terms of writing and publishing, I plan to publish the first three books in the Wonder in Neverland series. So that includes:

  • Beneath the Waves of the Neversea
  • The Edge of Madness
  • Book three (I'm still trying decide on the final title for this)

I also plan to write book four in the series, The Heart of Wonderland.

Other writing goals include the exciting 'thing' I mentioned before.

In other aspects of my personal life, I want to spend more time outdoors with my family, and more time working on projects that make my heart happy. I'm an avid crafter, and I love creating. There are many sewing, macrame, jewellery, and other projects on my to do list, as well as a few photo books I'd love to tackle.

Thank you for your continued support. I hope you have a happy and safe festive season, and that 2023 brings you much joy.

K. A. xxx

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