Yeah, I know, you're sick of every corporation updating you on how COVID is affecting their business. Soz, as the Brits say, but it's affected mine, too. My kids have been out of school since March, and while I love their adorable little faces, having them around makes it damned hard to get my usual amount of work done. Thus, I am horribly behind schedule but desperately trying to catch back up. So, here's where each currently running series stands as of August 2020:
THE GIRL IN THE BOX: Expect five releases in 2020 - CONTROL (#38), SECOND GUESS (39), and POWERLESS (40) are already out. MELTDOWN (41) will be out in September and TRUE NORTH (42) will release in November. This is the series that actually pays the bills around here, so it gets the brunt of my attention.
THE SANCTUARY SERIES: I am still planning to write and release THE SCOURGE OF DESPAIR (Book 11) in 2020. I've already started writing it, but am not prepared to announce a release date yet. As the second best-selling of my series, it's second priority.
SOUTHERN WATCH: I'd planned to write books 8 and 9 back to back to finish out the series late this year. That's probably not going to happen now. I am unlikely to get to these until 2021. Sorry for the delay, but shit happens, as you, a person living in 2020, have probably realized by now.
LIARS AND VAMPIRES: I have four more books in this series to edit, and I still plan to work on book 7 in 2020 in hopes of getting it out this year. This is my least-selling series, so unfortunately it kind of brings up the rear in terms of priorities, as evidence by the fact there hasn't been a release since January of 2019. Alas, I can only do so much, and in times of pandemic I'm reduced to focusing on a critical few things. Still, this will get finished, I will make sure of it, it's just a matter of time.