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This has been my 2020 so far, a year which has served up the unbelievable.  In terms of my writing life though, 2020 has been very productive.  

January kicked off with the 7th installment in the Love Chances Series, a novel ‘Just Like You’.  This was a young adult Caribbean romance which was a trip to write.  I fell in love with Abydos and Anya’s story and I think bringing it back to London had to be done so as to reconnect with all of the characters my readers have grown to love in this series.

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February was a spin-off quick diversion ’cause I had partially finished Ree’s story and thought it could be a short as opposed to a full-length seeing she was heavily present in ‘Just Like You’. I still wanted her to get her HEA so …

Moving on from there I thought of putting the Love Notes Series together, so I did …

Then, I finished off a sci-fi romantic short ‘Separate’ that happened to be in flow at the time. I loved Theia and Jay making the most of a screwed up dystopian reality. That was a side of my writing I will be developing further in the future. This story is black love, it’s resilience, yeah … it meant a lot to write.

And finally, for the summer, I completed ‘Midnight Sons’. This is more politically charged, but very much a romance … or romances. It isn’t an easy read, but I wanted to move away from this idea of there being one kind of romantic journey. Sometimes things don’t work out, there’s blame on all sides, but that’s the easy bit. Self-reflection is the hard number. What part was your responsibility? Here the characters are forced to own up to their own shortcomings, holding a mirror as it were.

2019 was …

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Hey there my lovelies, just an update for you to let you know my schedule for 2019, which is one busy fun-filled year so far.

Well, my ‘Love Chances Series’ is going to be spinning-off into something new.  I’m working on a trilogy ‘Love Notes’, which I roll out from end of 2018-2019.  It’s going to be more multicultural love with erotic leanings.  The usual kind of space I like to write.  I write what I live and see around me, so … you could say it’s the space I inhabit.  That space is a racially and culturally diverse network of ties.  I like to focus on the inter-sectional spaces, where races and cultures mix and global connections are made, and, yes, love vibes that stem from my own convictions.  Real life kinda love where the journey is never easy, oft messy, dealing with some heavy topics at times, but with a kick-ass protagonist or two that keeps you thinking and rallying for a sweet HEA.  My stories will never fit into neat boxes, granted, but if I can manage to challenge an ounce of ‘set thinking’ along the way, in even the slightest way, that’s reward enough for me as a writer.  In my head, all kinds of love ‘remains’ possible.  My work kind of reflects that so, I’ll keep writing what I love lol.

Sometimes I do wish I could have more time to do just that though.  You know, deal with all the stories floating around my head, as in going into that full-time writing space.  But the truth is, there’s a whole lot of other changes going on with me as well, outside of my writing which I will have to see how it goes.  A new exciting work project where I’ll need to focus a lot of time and energy and see how this will balance-out with my writing.

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The good news is, at the moment, the writing is flowing nicely, so no worries there.  I should be able to squeeze in another release or two by year’s end.  Something old-ish and something new.  I’m currently working on two full-lengths and a couple shorter stories, so, I hope to have a few juicy releases for my readers by the end of 2019.

In any case, humble thanks for sticking with my work, and for checking-in on the site.  You, ‘know’ I appreciate you …

Peace & Love

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