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.

About Anne Barwell

Anne Barwell lives in Wellington, New Zealand. She shares her home with a cat with “tortitude” who is convinced that the house is run to suit her; this is an ongoing “discussion,” and to date, it appears as though Kaylee may be winning. In 2008, Anne completed her conjoint BA in English Literature and Music/Bachelor of Teaching. She has worked as a music teacher, 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 and reviews for other authors, and writes monthly blog posts for Love Bytes. She is the co-founder of the New Zealand Rainbow Romance writers, and a member of RWNZ. Anne’s books have received honorable mentions five times, reached the finals four times—one of which was for best gay book—and been a runner up 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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