Okay, so I LIED

Happy New Year!

Apparently I can’t be believed, and I inadvertently told some whoppers this past year in my blog and newsletter. In my defense, my statements, declarations, and announcements weren’t actually lies, but simply errors made due to my inability to foresee the future.

I did NOT release BJ Elliott’s book this fall as I’d hope because I had hand surgery on Oct. 5th, followed by a hip replacement on November 30th. With my hand back in commission by Thanksgiving, I expected to be able to finish BJ’s story while I was recuperating from my hip surgery.


Let’s just say December became a drug-induced fog. The various medications the doctor put me on, totally wiped me out, so I was sleeping sixteen hours a day. The eight hours I could keep my eyes open were filled with doing rehab and spending time with my family for the holidays.

The good news is, I’m off all the drugs now, only going to physical therapy once a week, and walking with a cane. So I’m back to writing diligently. I won’t make any promises about when I’ll be able to release Barefoot Billionaire, but I’m crossing my fingers for April.

The other falsehood I told in 2017 was that Barefoot Billionaire would begin a new series. The truth is, I simply changed my mind. I initially published The Wonder of You (FREE for the next few days) as the Prequel for the spin-off series. However, as I continued to work on BJ’s book—in which he falls for the daughter of a couple featured in The Wonder of You,—I realized his story included too many characters from the Return to Redemption series not to include it that series as well. In the end, I decided to move The Wonder of You to the Return to Redemption series as Book 8 and make Barefoot Billionaire Book 9.

Confusing I know, but rest assured, you’ll have a chance to catch up with a lot of old friends from the series. Anyway, please accept the FREE copy of The Wonder of You as a thank you for your continued patience.  It’s also available for a short time at Barnes and Noble, Apple, and Kobo.

I want BJ and Ellie’s story to be as compelling and entertaining as you’re hoping it will be. Also, if you read The Wonder of You in the meantime, you’ll have the opportunity to get to know Ellie’s parents.



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4 responses to “Okay, so I LIED

  1. Cj lewis

    The wonder of you is on of my all time favorite books!

  2. Penne

    Hope You Are Truly feeling better – waiting the the new book – Yea!!!

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