Carissa Marks – Last meeting. I’m leaving.
Jenny Trout/Abigail Barnette - The Boss and The Girlfriend are selling like proverbial hotcakes. I’m super happy.
Bronwyn Green – Working on contracted work.
Chris Allen-Riley – Working on new YA series.
Scott Payne - Just house building.
Lori Lapekes – Just released The Cinnamon Girl, the sequel to The Gingerbread Boy.
Temple Hogan – Working on Seraphine. Brainstorming some other stories.
Andrea Dickinson - Facing revisions for Philadelphia Storm, the sequel to Baltimore Heat.
Suzanne Graham – Preparing my first self-pubbed novel for the end of this month titled, The Billionaire’s Pilot.
Kevin Peuler - Working on editing my first book.
Simone Anderson – Writing again. Working on Changing Tides. Prepping for GRL in Atlanta.
Patricia Kiyono – Still plugging away at my Christmas Romance.
Lisa Orchard – Working on my coming of age young adult novel. I’m really excited about it. :)
Emily Siler - Working on some new stuff and planning a wedding!
JC Hanks – Perfecting 2 “LAST” recipes for cookbook. Planning on self-pubbing before end of year.
Jenn Straka – Computer problems all year. (ugh). Finally getting everything fixed. I’m still working on writing for examiner and my blog. I am working on being committed/involved to GRRWG blog/Group again. I hope to have my first rough draft for novel/screenplay done by 9/30/13 (to be published by end of year is my goal). And I want to see if I can shadow Steven Spielburg for 3 days while he works on one of his productions. I’ll keep you posted! :)
Carissa Marks – 2 releases – one under CiCi Adams – Samaira Blair & the Secret in the Abby & Beastly under Carissa Marks. I’m attending Thundercon on 20th and 21st.
Andrea Dickinson - Designed her first cover for a computer programming book. Working on Philadelphia Storm, the sequel to Baltimore Heat.
Suzanne Graham – submitting workshop proposals for RT 2014 in NOLA and ROMCON 2014 in Colorado
Chris Allen-Riley – Had a fabulous writing retreat. Worked on next YA book.
Bronwyn Green – About half-way through Gypsy Wolf.
Patricia Kiyono – The Legacy is one of the Astraea Press Book Club picks for July. Readers can get a free copy by going to the book club Facebook page! New summer regency is scheduled for release on July 23rd. Working on Christmas book and samurai sequel.
Emily Siler - I got a lot done on my writing retreat, but not a lot since.
Ken Norris – Spending the summer writing Arts & Entertainment for MLive, On-The-Town, and GR Press (go MLive.com and search K.D. Norris). Still plugging away on two creative writing projects.
Lisa Orchard – The third Super Spies book was released in May! It’s titled The Super Spies and the Pied Piper. All three Super Spies books are on the best-sellers list in the teen spy category. I’m working on a coming-of-age young adult novel.
Stephanie Michels – will be a surprise guest for a book club that is reading The Calico Heart. Sold another book to Resplendence Publishing – The Gypsy’s Daughter, which is a historical romance set in the Slovakia area of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire in the days just prior to the 1848 Revolution.
Scott Payne - Writing is on hold as we select lights, drawer pulls, flooring, roofing for our new house.
Anna Layer – Submitted a short story for Flash Fiction contest. Working on quick books “Love Story” submission.
Jenny Trout - Wrote 27k on retreat! The Boss will release as an e-book on July 15th, print to follow.
Temple Hogan – Finished Deadheading – ready to send off. Ellora’s Cave is coming out with a hardback with Dirty Little Secrets.
Simone Anderson – Writing again. Working on Changing Tides and Worth Fighting For. Survived vacation with 6 kids, 3 adults, 1 van and 2500 miles.
JC Hanks – Photoshoot for food is done! Now to finish formatting.
Mia Watts - Working on a Katie Blu release for Total-E-Bound. Added a little under 10K to four different books for 3 different publishers.
Carissa Marks – Kids book coming out mid-month
Brynn Paulin - Finally finished book I’ve been working on for five months! Working on next Daly Way Book and next North Springs Book.
Chris Allen-Riley – Working on next YA book.
Bronwyn Green – Working on Gypsy Wolf and next Witch Way book.
Jenny Trout - The Boss has passed 150k views!
Ginny Hebert - Not much news. I have no release date. Working with a new editor.
Kevin Peuler – Edited 70 pages of my first book.
JC Hanks – Still working on Cookbook.
Scott Payne - Working (10,000 words) on senior detective novel
Mary Timmer – Formatting a book – need help (in a lot of ways J)
Temple Hogan – Working on new project
Sidney Ayers – 85K – Almost done! Yay!
Simone Anderson – Working on Changing Tides and Splintered Heart! Received cover for Splintered Heart! Going to Detroit Pride with MI LGBT Authors.
Jenny Trout – Turned in Such Sweet Sorrow to Entangled Teen. The Boss has reached 100K hits. Next step is going forward
Emily Siler – Finally making some headway on my book. I hope to have it ready to submit soon.
Ken Norris – Making inroads into local Arts and Entertainment writing with “On-The-Town”. Ready to start marketing “Mostly True Stories”. Start story collection.
Anna Layer – Finished 3000 words. Looking for more time.
Wendy Gager - Writing on new project. Working on marketing “A Case of Volatile Deeds”
Peggy Hancher – Finished The Laird’s Daughter and am resting
Mia Watts – New job, Yeah! I didn’t kill anyone this month despite much provocation. Sheik Down is a bestseller!
Ginny Hebert – I finished my first edits and after my next set, should have my novel released on May 28th. (Fingers crossed since I’ve had some delays!)
Kevin Parker – Started re-writing my first book.
Chris Allen-Riley – Got three full requests from publishers for my YA. Started new YA.
Bronwyn Green – Vengeful Shadows came out on May 1st. I’m working on Gypsy Wolf.
Simone Anderson – Working on Changing Tides for RP. Had a blast at RT.
Jenny Trout - Finished The Boss, still posting weekly. Working on Such Sweet Sorrow, re-released short story Sex, Lies, and Inventions. Got a 4-star review on Silent Surrender from “Romantic Times”
Mia Watts - Release a new book last week. Got a “real life” job starting Monday. Not moving to Texas now. J
Stephanie Michels - Trouble in Paradys sold and is coming out May 22. Desert Heat, Hart & Sole (Sole Music), and Cruising for Love coming out July, October, and Jan (’14).
Temple Hogan – Finished The Laird’s Daughter and sent it off to my editor. Working on next project.
Scott Payne - 1st book has been accepted by a publisher. I’m about 1/3 in the 2nd novel.
Kevin Peuler - Finished outline of my second book.
Lori Lapekes - New book is coming out in May - The Gingerbread Boy – a love story between an MSU vet student and a musician.
Chris Allen-Riley – Working on next YA. Waiting to hear on agent requests.
Bronwyn Green – Vengeful Shadows comes out April 24th. Working on Gypsy Wolf.
Brynn Paulin - Working on Love Notes, Finding Francesca, Cornered, Scruff and Ready – while both kids are learning to drive.
Mary Timmer – Repurposing old article.
Andrea Dickinson - Releasing Philadelphia Storm second week of May; attending RT in Kansas City.
Suzanne Graham – will be signing books at RT in Kansas City.
Anna McMillan – Writing, writing, writing.
Joselyn Vaughn - Climbing Heartbreak Hill comes out in May. I’m almost finished with my current WIP, which is as yet unnamed.
Wendy Gager - All belongings under new roof. Working on a new project – 5 book series.
Simone Anderson – Working on Changing Tides. Will be signing books at RT in Kansas City.
Emily Siler - Still plugging away.
JC Hanks – Still working cookbook, scheduling photoshoot.
Kayla Gardner – Still working on my poetry…entered another poetry contest.
Peggy Hanchar - Got a new computer – working on The Country Wife. The Reluctant Bride is out.
Mia Watts - Invited to write a special book for ARe and still on task with two NY books. SQUEE!!!
Chris Allen-Riley – Querying agents for my YA, four requests so far.
Bronwyn Green – Working on contracted novels
Jenny Trout – My serialized novel written as Abigail Barnette, The Boss, has gotten 17K views. The Pirate, The Bride, and The Jewel of the Skies came out from Resplendence Publishing. Such Sweet Sorrow sold to Entangled teen for a tentative 2014 release.
Scott Payne - No real work because of an injury to my wife.
Duke - Finished writing most of my first novel.
JC Hanks – Cookbook is mapped out, author accounts is setup, working on teut proposal doc on spec
Andrea Dickinson – Working on the sequel to Baltimore Heat, which will be released May 1.
Suzanne Graham – Currently working on new projects with two co-authors.
W.S. Gager – A Case of Volatile Deeds, the 4th Mitch Malone Mystery released February 4th. Starting a new series.
Patricia Kiyono – The Calico Heart (co-written with Stephanie Michels) was released January 9th. Sales and reviews have been good. The Samurai’s Garden (released in November) has sold enough copies that Astraea Press has agreed to put it in print!
Simone Anderson – Received paperback copies of As We Like It , the Shakespeare Anthology from Resplendence Publishing with Brynn Paulin and Dakota Rebel. Working on Changing Tides, due out in March from Resplendence Publishing.
Peggy Hanchar – Finished The Reluctant Bride, which will be out on January 23rd. Currently working on The Country Wife.
Jennifer Armintrout – My free erotic romance serial The Boss is going to release chapter by chapter on my blog starting January 15th. My Abigail Barnett release Silent Surrender
comes out on January 14th.
comes out on January 14th.
Marti Ocilka –The Calico Heart was released on January 10th. This is the novel co-written with Patty Gordon and released by Astraea Press. Yeah!
Ginny Hebert – I’m waiting to hear from Astraea Press for acceptance of my novel. Fingers crossed.
JC Hanks – Working on a cookbook to be self-pubbed at the request of family and friends and have 20 pre-ordered already. Sent out 3 query letters on a different book.
Duke Jackson – Finished editing all of Diary of a Dead Man, battling between writing and stitching.
Mia Watts– Release last month at EC, release next month w/ RP. Agent book x2. Still writing.
Patty Kiyono - The Calico Heart released on January 10th. Doing promo for The Samurai’s Garden and The Calico Heart. Working on sequel to The Samurai’s Garden.
Scott Payne – Working on second novel, waiting w/ increasing impatience from a publisher who’s deliberating about the 1st novel.
Mary Timmer – Here! Finished editing middle grade novel.
Andrea Dickinson – My talent CP helped untwise me, so my plot is now going in a straight line.
Suzanne Graham – Revise and resubmit request from new-to-me publisher.
Emily Siler – Finally back to work after taking time off for the holidays. Hope to have more news by the next meeting.
Lisa Orchard - Hit the Amazon Bestseller List with The Super Spies and the Cat Lady Killer, it went all the way to #2. Whoo Hoo!
Lori Lapekes –For A Short Time hit the bestseller list in early December! Secrets of Catalpa Hall is out in paperback. My newest book The Gingerbread Boy should be released in early May.
Chris Allen-Riley – Subbing my YA to agents
Bronwyn Green – Working on contracted books. Prepping for the RT convention.
Simone Anderson – Working on Changing Tides for RP and enjoying not being in school.
December 2012 - Holiday Party
Marti Ocilka - Pitched a series to Astrea Press with Patty and they want to see it. Our deadline is 11/15.
Brynn Paulin - Subbed a new book to Ellora's Cave. New print book out. Participating in NANO.
Simone Anderson - Solar Storm - Bissari Confederation #2 - will be released on Nov. 14 with Resplendence Publishing. Had fun at GRL and Ready, Set, Write Conferences. Participating in NANO.
Jenn Straka - Computer is currently broken, but as soon as it is up and going, I am still working on examiner.com, writing on my blog to help get my name in the writing world, and I am submitting my first story to Astrea by Thanksgiving. If they like my style of writing, they will accept three of my other stories as well as help me publish my movie scripts. (dream finally coming true) = )
Peggy Hanchar - Finished the last of A Season of Witches trilogy. Started the 1st in my trilogy, Scottish Love Songs. The first book is The Reluctant Bride.
Jennifer Armintrout/Abigail Barnette - Work for hire project is going well. Got a release date for Silent Surrender from Ellora's Cave.
Chris Allen-Riley - Wrote over 15K on my YA, started my YA blog and twitter.
Sidney Ayers - Almost finished with my book. Busy with my new full-time job.
Arianna Skye - Found out Wings of Desire was featured on a Romantic Times quiz for self-published titles. Lots of story ideas for novellas while driving to work every morning.
JC Hanks - 40K written on 4 different books, just busy.
Duke Jackson - Finished book, History of a Dead Man, and 20K written words this month!
Suzanne Graham - Was asked to submit to a new erotica publisher. Submitted a full manuscript based on a pitch request to Ellora's Cave.
Mary Timmer - Almost done with WIP.
JC Hanks - had my contract work extended after they decided to go in another direction.
Peggy Hanchar - Finished 2nd witch story and am working on 3rd witch book.
Simone Anderson - Bond Mates came out in August from Resplendence Publishing. Writing again. Going to RomLit in Albuquerque, NM.
Emily Siler - Not much going on in terms of writing at this point. Going to try to change that by next month.
Sidney Ayers - Still working on Demon to Die For. 81K so far. Had a book signing Labor Day weekend at a local store. Will be at Schuler Books in Lansing on September 24th. Started a new job in Holland. Great brainstorming time while commuting.
Arianne Skye - Not much on this front.
Jennifer Armintrout - Won two bookie awards (LGBT novel of the year/steampunk short story of the year), have been doing a lot of press interviews about 50 Shades of Grey, sent a proposal for a book to Entangled Press.
Scott Payne – sending manuscript to a publisher
Brynn Paulin – new book out last week with Ellora's Cave; new book out out next week with Resplendence. Gearing up for vacation and "research."
Kirsti Jones – steady progress on my current WIP
Marti Ocilka – blogged and survived family visits/vacations! LOL!! Finished presentations for gRRWG and work.
JC Hanks – another writing contract for a software company's marketing campaign.
Valerie Wilkes – Jen is my mentor and is working with me on my book!
Barb Katt – on a break – working on Art Fair items
Willow James – returned to group after a year hiatus.
Jennifer Armintrout – asked to participate in 50 writers on 50 Shades of Gray essay collection. Work for hire project out with pulishers. Abigail Barnette book Double Header released in June.
Bronwyn Green – Getting ready for the Authors After Dark conference in NOLA. Working hard on several different projects.
Scott Payne – Fireship Press accepted first three chapters and has asked for an expanded manuscript.
Tess Grant – doing galley read-through for Gathering Speed, writing Flying in the Dark, beginning work on a new YA, trying to sell Second Chances, getting ready for mini book tour.
JC Hanks – survived the family visit, re-writing Merie story after a brainstorm, still trying to finish edits on Jess' series. Still looking for an agent.
Anna Layer – 75K into my first book and happy to be writing every day, thinking of returning to the blog world.
Cheryl Sterling – Moving to Hawaii in August! I'll miss you guys, but I'll be a long distance member. I'll have a couch ready for visitors! Writing-wise, I started a short story and self-published a dark fantasy, The Spell Breaker, available on Amazon.
Brynn Paulin – Book coming out 7/27. Two books out last month. Getting ready for a vacation!! Special Force has been #1 at All Romance Ebooks for two months now.
Simone Anderson – writing. Line of Fire came out from Resplendence Publishing in May.
Ginny Hebert – I'm heading to Paris to "research" a new book.
Patty Kiyono – I'm going to Paris with Ginny, and hoping inspiration will hit. Working on a Christmas novella.
Bronwyn Green - The second book in my Witch Way series came out this month. Had four successful pitches at RT and I'm hard at work on my YA novel.
Brynn Paulin - had a book release. Wrote and completed three books. Had a great time at RT and they've asked us to do our panel again.
Temple Hogan – Had a new release, The Pirate Prince. Hard at work on the next book, Dark Surrender.
JC Hanks – heard back from the Daphne DuMaurier Contest. Not a finalist, but got really good feedback and an email address from one of the judges to ask questions. J
Mary Timmer – 32K for the month.
Andrea Dickinson – Baltimore Heat is now available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
Suzanne Graham – Anna and the Three Generals releasing May 16.
Scott Payne – Converting a 23 chapter novel to 53 to 56 chapters.
Emily Siler – still editing.
Simone Anderson – finished Line of Fire, which is coming out from RP next week, 5/16/12.
Sidney Ayers – still putting finishing touches on 3rd Demons Unleashed series. I will be attending Lori Foster's Reader and Author get together in June. Also got contacted by a local magazine to feature my book.
Arianna Skye – finalized copy of 2nd Fey Chronicles series. Getting good feedback and reviews for Wings of Desire. I should be getting a review in RT Magazine. I am getting my first royalties from vendors. Doing very well in sales.
Jennifer Armintrout – asked to be the keynote for Heart of LA chapter of RWA. Work going well.
Mia Watts – Story into print "Moreover" stories into print as antho Balls to the Wall. Trinity releases as Katie Blu May 30th, By the Balls releasing as Mia June 13th.
Patty Gordon/Patricia Kiyono – still editing The Samurai's Garden and Sunlight and Shadows. Started a new project for the Astraea Press Christmas anthology.
Jennifer Armintrout/Abigail Barnette – Wolf's Honor released from Resplendence, Long Relief released from Resplendence. I signed a contract for a work-for-hire project and won an award from Coffee Time Romance.
Joselyn Vaughn – got the edits for The Warden's Lantern. Just waiting for galleys and the cover art. Oh and a release date!
Wendy Gager – trying to finish book 4, A Case of Volatile Deeds. Have appearances in Jackson next week and in May. Had an article published in Mystery Writer's Anthology with many famous authors.
Simone Anderson – working on WIPs, signed up for GRL in October.
JC Hanks – Another round of editing on The Reluctant Psychic. Added more to The Chosen and It's a Fey Life series. Submitted a short story to Chicken Soup.
Emily Siler – Got 2K done on a new project. Got some editing done on an old project.
Tess Grant – Waiting on edits for Gathering Speed. Writing Flying in the Dark.
Patty Gordon/Patricia Kiyono – have a story coming on in May in a new Chicken Soup book. Still plugging away at editing samurai story and Nano project.
Temple Hogan – WIP A Pirate's Kiss. Editing The Pirate Prince. Have a new trilogy paperback.
Jennifer Armintrout – finished NaNo with 41K. Finished Long Relief, finished a short story for an anthology, started work and nearly finished Wolf's House.
Emily Siler – Getting back to writing. Not much else.
Bronwyn Green – working on YA and two erotic romances.
Brynn Paulin – working on a short for Resplendence and a novella for Ellora's Cave.
Andrea Dickinson – finished the NaNo challenge, and sold Baltimore Heat to Resplendence Publishing to be released April 25, and became an Avon Addict.
Suzanne Graham – sold a three book trilogy to Resplendence Publishing on proposal, book one – Anna and the Three Generals will be released May 23.
Lisa Orchard – My young adult novel, The Super Spies and the Cat Lady Killer, is being released on Tuesday March 24 from Astraea Press. It will be available on Amazon and B&N as well.
JC Hanks – completed freelance project, submitting TRP to contest, submitted short story, found a new job!
Sidney Ayers – still working on Book 3 of Demon series.
Arianna Skye – re-released Wings of Desire for ebook and print. Getting good reviews.
Patty Kiyono – completed NaNo! Editing samurai story. Doing lots of promo for Aegean Intrigue.
W. S. Gager – Finalized sale of A Case of Volatile Deeds, the fourth in the Mitch Malone series. The book will be out in the fall.
Tess Grant – Trajectories to be released March 25. Gathering Speed sent to the editor, working on setting Second Chances and writing Flying in the Dark. Sold another story to Chicken Soup for the Soul.
Joselyn Vaughn – got a contract for a short story Warden's Lantern, from Astraea Press. Working on a novel, Heartbreak Hill.
Sharon Hayward – blogging at Pen and Plow and monthly at the GRRWG blog, working on edits for Talking to Strangers.
Lori Lapekes – starting edits for Secrets of Catalpa Hall for Astraea Press. Working on a YA novel.
Marti Ocilka – researched and outlined my NANO project and finished GRRWG audit. Yeah!
Brynn Paulin – Two new books out, working on new book (2K in)
Bronwyn Green – working on two books.
Jennifer Armintrout – took an interview for a work for hire project that sounds amazing. Had a book, Beast, come out under my pen name, Abigail Barnette.
Simone Anderson – Uniform Desires, part of His Hero Anthology from TEB came out in January and A Christmas to Remember came out in December, also from TEB.
Gretchen Jones – outlining a new mystery, and free writing.
Diane Kniowski – wrote four more chapter. Started to build a website. Currently writing content and shooting videos for the website.
Lisa Orchard – My YA novel is coming out next month and I've completed my second novel and I'm getting it ready for submission.
Cheryl Sterling – Began plotting Night Harvest trilogy. Still writing zombie stories. Transferred all "bits and pieces" of writing info onto my computer.
Mary Timmer – plotted my NANO, finished three web pages and a fundraising letter.
Peggy Hanchar – working on latest pirate book
Sidney Ayers – w/a Arianna Skye – got new cover and edits completed for re-release of Wings of Desire. w/a Sidney Ayers – plugging away at third book in Demons Unleashed series.
Patty Kiyono – Aegean Intrigue was released on February 1. Writing as Patricia Gordon, has a story appearing in Chicken Soup for the Soul: the Magic of Mothers and Daughters, to be released March 13.
Terri Doezema – completed Christmas story with the encouragement of Tanya's writer's challenge It's been posted on my blog. Brought a guest today, Kathryn Postema.
Andrea Dickinson – excited to get back to writing full time. Recently submitted Baltimore Heat to publisher and waiting to hear.
Mia Watts – have two books out this week, six next month.
Marti Ocilka – made three of five goals. Yeah!
Cheryl Sterling – Tall, Dark and Slayer released January 2nd.
Peggy Hanchar – working on next WIP, The Black Prince, which will be out in February.
Jenn Straka – working on writing more in Examiner.com and Writing.com on a regular basis. I continue working on my screenplays and novel, and I'm working on getting a publisher.
Mary Timmer – finishing an article due this week.
Scott Payne – completed manuscript of novel Corporal No More.
Wendy Gager – fourth Mitch Malone mystery manuscript due in March for summer release.
Joselyn Vaughn – working on a short story – Warden's Light.
Bronwyn Green – working on historical, paranormal, and young adult novels.
Brynn Paulin – working on next Taboo Wishes book. Have a book out Wednesday, January 18.
Simone Anderson – have two books out in January and one in February. Writing, studying, and getting back into the groove of things.
JC Hanks – submitted The Reluctant Psychic to two agents. Renamed one character in the Jess Barker series. Editing The Fey Life series first book, working on second book in Jess series.
Patty Kiyono – Aegean Intrigue has made it through content edits and major revisions. Hoping for a release sometime this month.
Jamie Chester - I have 2 children's books being published through 2 Moon Press this year. The first one should be ready to sell next month. The title is Sammy and His Lucky Hat. The second one is Sammy and the Bouncy Ball Race and should be released in spring.
Simone Anderson - Midsummer's Dreaming and All He Needed are now available. A Christmas to Remember comes out 12/12/11.
Sidney Ayers - Demons Like it Hot was released on December 1st. Got a 5 book review from LASA. Wrote revision of rights letter but accidentally mailed it with one of the books I sent out for a contest.
Cheryl Sterling - Received cover and final pdf for Tall, Dark and Slayer for January 2 release. Bought an ipad!
Patty Kiyono - The Christmas Phoenix was released at Astraea Press on Black Friday. Busy with promo!
Mary Timmer - restringing my middle-grade novel
Scott Payne - finishing final chapters of my Civil War novel and doing PR for my church's concert series.
Tanya Eby has solved the meaning of life, then forgot because she didn't write it down.
Cassie Schultz - working on my memoir, but not as much as I'd like to :(
JC Hanks - rewriting/editing The Reluctant Psychic, adding to The Scot, editing It's a Fey Life, and adding to the Merle series, plus now sewing machines and too much craft stuff.
Andrea Dickinson - finishing teaching this semester and excited to get back to writing.
Jennifer Armintrout - stuff is happening.
Bronwyn Green - Two for the Shrew released 11/23 and Unexpected Gifts comes out 12/17. Working on several other books.
Brynn Paulin - Romero and Julian out at the end of November, Chance of Snow first week of December, Shifting Shows out next week. Working on three contracts for Ellora's Cave.
Marti Ocilka - working on Sole Music and trying to get into the swing of working (part time) again and not getting too burned out to write.
Terri Doezema - started researching and writing my first novel. I also started my blog.
Emily Siler - started a new project but mostly working on getting Christmas stuff finished.
Mia Watts - two new books released last week, one with a new publisher. Siren has real time sales. Another release with Simone is coming out next month.