Hey Ninjas, this week I don't have a review for you, no new release, no book con - OMG do you remember those from the days before covid... Today I have something different. Today I'd like to update you on my other side -
So as some of you know - Jakki Frances is my author side. The side of me that offers readers a glimpse into the dark squishy stuff inside me. The past week or so I've been looking into my writing with serious eyes and started making some plans for the year ahead.
Now I can't give you too many details at this stage as some things have not been officially announced yet, however, I can tell you the following:
In 2021 I will be signing as much as possible, so far I have 4 planned for here in Australia and 2 international (I'm hoping to book another 1 as well).
I've planned ahead (for the first time) and I know what you'll be reading of mine for the next year. This is the first time I've planned more than 1 book in advance and it's thanks to my signing schedule that I've had to get organised and professional about releases - lol.
However, don't fret, I know there are no signings in 2020 and there is no way I'll make you wait until 2021 for a new release or two. I've been writing up a storm and have already submitted something I hope to have in an anthology for 2021 (keeping everything crossed, more details If I get accepted). So, I'm looking at releasing the next in my Bigelow Bay series (book #3) in September 2020, and a Christmas novella at beginning December.
I love to offer an advance release of upcoming books for signings, so...
In March 2021 I will be doing an advance release at signings - including Ages of Pages in New Zealand - it will either be book #3 in Mountain Magic series, or a special stand alone - I haven't decided yet.
July 2021 will take me to WA for Perfectly Published Perth and will bring those attending an advance release of a Mountain Magic featuring a little WA friend.
I can also confirm that Bigelow Bay will have a release in October 2021 but I'm not telling you where - YET.
On top of all this writing, I'm also looking into rebranding a little for 2021. When I started publishing I just went with a logo/branding I liked the look of, but I've come to realise it doesn't really match my writing style and who I am. So since 2021 will be a big year for Jakki Frances I'm working on a new logo, etc. I can't wait to share the final product with you all.
Anyway, there you have it. The Jakki Frances plan for the next year - or as much of it as I can share with you so far... Don't forget, MOUNTAIN MAGIC - MARSUPIAL MUTTERING is available now on Amazon & KU, together with all my books. Chest them out, you never know what you might enjoy. I know that so far Amber my sassy wombat in Marsupial Muttering is proving popular with readers. Australian readers can purchase paperbacks of any of my books direct from me simply by messaging via JAKKI FRANCES Facebook page.
So keep reading all those authors you love. Don't be afraid to try someone new. And always feel free to suggest a book you think that Ginger Reading Ninja would enjoy.