Happy 2015

As it’s 2015 here already…

I’m hoping it’s a better one than 2014 which had far too much family health issues going on, which doesn’t work well with deadlines. Still, looking back I managed to get quite a bit done writing wise although it was down a little from the previous year. 138K word count, and I had three new titles published (four if you include the audio book): Shades of Sepia, Winter Duet, and On Wings of Song.

Shades of Sepia also received 2 Honourable Mentions in this years’ Rainbow Awards.

According to Goodreads I read 128 books, although in my defense quite a few of those were graphic novels and audio books.

I’m aiming for a bit more work/life balance in 2015, with work being not just the full time day job but writing as well. Although in saying that, my writing goals for 2015/16 are: The Harp and the Sea which I’m co-writing with Lou Sylvre, One Word which is book 3 of Hidden Places (and a side novel to Cat’s Quill,) and A Mage to Forget, book 2 of Dragons of Astria (and sequel to A Knight to Remember.) Following that (and heading into 2016, which I’m including as they continue my other series) will be Comes a Horseman which is book 3 of Echoes, and Evergreen book 1 of my Sleepless City spinoff series, Opus.

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About Anne Barwell

Anne Barwell lives in Wellington, New Zealand. She shares her home with two cats who are convinced that the house is run to suit them; this is an ongoing “discussion,” and to date it appears as though the cats may be winning. In 2008 she completed her conjoint BA in English Literature and Music/Bachelor of Teaching. She has worked as a music teacher and a primary school teacher, and now works in a library. She is a member of the Upper Hutt Science Fiction Club and plays violin for Hutt Valley Orchestra. She is an avid reader across a wide range of genres and a watcher of far too many TV series and movies, although it can be argued that there is no such thing as “too many.” These, of course, are best enjoyed with a decent cup of tea and further the continuing argument that the concept of “spare time” is really just a myth. She also hosts other authors, reviews for the GLBTQ Historical Site “Our Story” and Top2Bottom Reviews, and writes monthly blog posts for Authors Speak and Love Bytes. Anne’s books have received honorable mentions four times and reached the finals three times in the Rainbow Awards. She has also been nominated twice in the Goodreads M/M Romance Reader’s Choice Awards—once for Best Fantasy and once for Best Historical. Anne can be found at https://annebarwell.wordpress.com
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