April 2015 Wrap-up; What’s Coming in May

PictureThe big event in April was, of course, the release of The Rancher’s Daughter, book 3 of Daughter of the Wildings. It had a good launch, and at the same I ran a promotion on Beneath the Canyons, which even hit #1 in Western Science Fiction on Amazon for a few days! So now I can say I had an Amazon bestseller! πŸ˜€ Even better, Daughter of the Wildings has picked up some more readers. I’ve had the most fun ever working on these books (though all my books are fun and I love them all), and I’m so excited to be able to share them with more readers.

Book 2, Bad Hunting, was received so well I was kind of worried about book 3 living up to expectations, but so far, reader feedback has been very positive πŸ˜€

I also did another roundup of books on my A-Z reading challenge, covering H-N. Now I’m on “O”, which is Out of Exile by Derek Alan Siddoway (see Derek’s guest post on medieval westerns from last December).

The plan for May is working on book 4 of Daughter of the Wildings, To The Gap. It takes place over several months on a cattle drive and is considerably longer than books 2 and 3, and I really can’t say at this point when I expect to release it, but for now I’m going to make a wild guess and say July.

With half of the book in Daughter of the Wildings out, I’m starting to think about what comes after. There are so many different projects I want to work on it’s hard to decide what to do next. Write another novel, or start revising one of the four or five completed projects that are printed out and waiting for revision? I also want to do more planning for a follow-up series for Daughter of the Wildings. I had gotten way behind on my schedule for Daughter of the Wildings, but now that I feel like I’m back on schedule and can get my work hours established again (maybe the hardest thing about working at home for yourself is keeping regular work hours) I can go back to what I had been doing and devoting an hour of that time to other projects.

Now, back to work πŸ™‚

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About kyrahalland

Kyra Halland has always loved fantasy. She has also always loved a good love story. Years ago, as a new stay-at-home mom, she decided to combine those two loves - like chocolate and peanut butter! - by writing the kinds of romantic fantasy novels she wanted to read. Complicated, honorable heroes; strong, smart, feminine heroines; magic, romance, and adventure; deep emotion mixed with a dash of offbeat humor - all of these make up Kyra Halland's worlds. She loves sharing those worlds with readers and hopes they will enjoy her stories and characters as much as she does. Kyra Halland lives in southern Arizona. She has a very patient husband, two less-patient cats, two young adult sons, a lovely daughter-in-law, and an adorable granddaughter. Besides writing, she enjoys scrapbooking and anime, and she wants to be a crazy cat lady when she grows up. View all posts by kyrahalland

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