Well, it’s here again – the end of the year. 2019 seemed to both fly by and drag on for me, but it’s definitely been my most productive year as far as publishing. I was able to publish 8 books this year. And they were:
Possession: The Exorcist’s Apprentice 2, published in February.
Collapse: Dark Days Book 1, published in May
Chaos: Dark Days Book 2, published in July
Exposure: Dark Days Book 3, also published in July
Refuge: Dark Days Book 4, also published in July
Sleep Disorders, published in September
Aftermath: Dark Days Book 5, published in November
And Survivors: Dark Days Book 6, also published in November.
If you haven’t read some of these books, you can find them listed on my Amazon page.
I’m really happy with my Dark Days series so far, and I’m working on Books 7 and 8 right now (which are possibly the last books in the series). It’s sad to see this series end (but the series may carry on in a different direction – I’ll have to wait and see), but I’ve got plenty of other projects I want to work on: the next book in the Exorcist’s Apprentice series, a suspense/thriller series about an FBI consultant, and some standalone horror and thriller novels.
I don’t know if I’ll publish as many books in 2020 as I did in 2019, but I’ll give it a try.
I’ve slowed down on my to-be-read list, but I did get around to reading some good books this year. Some that come to mind are:
- The Remaining by D.J. Molles
- 999 an anthology edited by Al Sarrantonio
- Hell House by Richard Matheson
- Carrion Comfort by Dan Simmons
- The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty
- The 4 Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferris
- Hell on Earth by Tony Urban
- Crawl by Mike Duke
- One Second After by William R. Forstchen
- Where Sleeping Dogs Lie by Luc Vors
- Books by Larry McMurtry
- We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
- Lost Souls by Poppy Z. Brite
- Where the Gods Sleep by Mike Duke
- The Portrait of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
There were probably a few others that I’ll think of later. I’m still finishing up Koko by Peter Straub, The Dark Half by Stephen King, and Mystery Walk by Robert McCammon.
I’m not going to list specific goals this New Year’s Eve like I did last year, I’m just going to try to work as hard next year as I did this year.
Being an author is a dream come true for me, but it can’t happen without readers like you. I’m so grateful, and I just wanted to say THANK YOU!!
I hope everyone has a great New Year! I’d love to hear any comments you have.
Until next time . . .
2 thoughts on “YEAR-END WRAP UP FOR 2019 AND GOALS FOR 2020”
Wow, you had a prolific 2019, and you read some great books. The Exorcist was my very first adult horror read, loved it. Happy New Year!
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Yeah, hope I can get as much done this year. I’d seen the movie “The Exorcist” numerous times but never read the book. I was surprised at how closely the movie followed the book. And yeah it was a great one, definitely a scary read. Happy New Year to you too.