2021 has been a big year for me as an author. I started my own publishing business and released my debut novel First Command.
It’s a scary thing, putting your work out there for the world to see, to be read and judged. Sometimes it can be difficult to explain to people who are not writers that what you create when you write is never just a story. It’s a landscape that occupies valuable real estate in your mind. Your work is a reflection of yourself, how your view the world, your hopes and fears.
Even though I’m Canadian (we celebrated Thanksgiving over a month ago), I would still like to take this opportunity to express gratitude to everyone who has helped me out in this journey.
I’m thankful to my family who’ve supported me every step of the way.
I’m thankful to my writing group and writer friends, who have encouraged me and enabled me to move forward. And this includes everyone who has ever critiqued or edited my work, given me feedback (whether it was what I wanted to hear or not) and helped me to learn about this craft. First Command was not the first novel I wrote. Not even close.
And I’m thankful to my readers. Without you, none of this would be possible.
As I write this I am hard at work on a sequel. I don’t have a release date yet, but this website is the place to stay tuned for news on that front. Add your name to my mailing list if you want me to notify you directly when its coming.