New Year Update 2021!

Biters, Sweet Dreamers, Readers, and Listeners,

Last fall when I did the Fall Update, I promised myself to do the next update on a more regular time schedule. I mean, I actually wrote it in the calendar and everything! O.O WOW.

So, here we are. This is the NEW YEAR update! It’s 2021 and I know you are just like me, hoping this year brings happiness, healthiness, and… hopefully some outdoor outing like things!

This weekend, I’ll be embarking on my annual writer’s retreat only, it’s not getting in the car, driving up north, and staying in a hotel. This time, I’ll be barricading the office door and hiding out writing all weekend in the comfort (but not so luxurious) confines of my own home. I’m planning what to do. I mean, I have my desk and office chair, that’s nice… but what about those other areas I use to dream and create while on retreat? Perhaps I should bring in a comfy chair, some blankets, pillows? A tent? Make a fort like when I was a kid? Hmmm… the ideas are churning. I’ll be sure to share what I come up with.

The most exciting thing I’ll be accomplishing *crossing fingers* is the inputting of my final edit of Northanger, my modern, YA, rewrite of Jane Austen’s book that will be coming out later this year. It mixes my two favorite things… Romance and Horror! It’s kind of a Gossip Girl, meets Clueless, meets Lydia from Beetlejuice. Not only is it my first rewrite of a classic tale, but it also is my first full-length novel featuring a goth gal like myself. Yes, I am beyond excited. So, stay tuned for news about that!

Thank you for all the well-wishes over the last couple months and I hope your families are healthy and safe as we battle what we hope are the last few months of this blasted illness before the vaccines make it just a bad memory. *Come on distribution!*

I hope you have a great, new, exciting year and now… on to the news.

You can also follow my more active feeds at my main blog, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, HorrorAddicts.net, or my romance blog

AWARDS!

NEW PUBLICATIONS

NEW AUDIO/VIDEO

INTERVIEWS/BLOGS/Contributions/Consults 

COMING SOON…. WRITING / PODCASTING / CREATING!

  • NEW! Working on a children’s picture book of Spooky Food
  • NEW! Emz will be reading Northanger Abby chapter by chapter on the Meant to Be Podcast
  • NEW! Short titled “Brewer’s War” will be coming out soon in a book by Pulse Publishing.
  • NEW! Northanger will be published in 2021
  • NEW! Lord Harrington’s Lost Doe  audiobook coming in 2019 2020 2021 (I know! I’m sorry!)
  • NEW! HorrorAddicts.net Season 16 coming in April
  • NEW! Day’s Children, #3 of the Night’s Knights Vampire Series is coming! Still working on this, but further along!
  • More Sweet Dreams news, I’ve started a spin-off. Same high school and some overlapping characters, but about two younger people who fall in love. They are juniors, so their story is told in the same time period as the other Sweet Dreams stories. I’m tentatively calling it First Love. Not sure what format I will burst out this series with, but look for it coming soon. Update: Book one and two are complete first drafts.
  • New activity book with coloring pages, word finds, and crocheting patterns coming this summer! Update: Not sure when this is coming now, but still working on it.
  • Phantom rewrite –the ideas are still churning. After watching Love Never Dies, it rekindled my interest in Phantom’s tale.
  • New romantic mystery short, coming out from MTB Press, Fall 2021
  • 2 New shorts, coming May 2021, in the Haunts & Hellions book.
  • Rich and Roulo #3: Coming in 2017 – Not sure of theme? Update: on hold.

***CHECK THE SIDEBAR FOR ALL OTHER WORD COUNTS***

SHOPPING (love this term – makes it seem fun!)

  • √ “Brewer’s War” – SOLD!
  • √ “Left Behind” – SOLD!
  • √ “Hungry Masses” – SOLD!
  • “Frozen Charlotte” – poem about a creepy doll – subbed
  • “Wolves of London” – subbed
  •  “Last Thoughts”100 word story written for HorrorAddicts.net – subbed
  • √ “Evangeline’s Ribbon” – looking for new market
  • “Untitled” TV script  – subbed, no update yet
  • “Dinner Guests” anthology canceled, looking for new market
  • “Through a Doll’s Eyes” anthology canceled, looking for new market

Thank you all for your emails and kind, encouraging words. Check out the word counts on the left, because I’ve been working!!!
Hope you and your family are staying safe and well.
Happy reading and listening!

~Emz

2 Comments »

  1. Emerian Rich Said:

    Reblogged this on Emz Newz.

  2. […] New Year Update 2021! Biters, Sweet Dreamers, Readers, and Listeners, Last fall when I did the Fall Update, I promised myself to do the next update on a more regular time schedule. I mean, I actually wrote it in the calendar and everything! O.O WOW. So, here we are. This is the NEW YEAR update! It’s 2021… to read more go to: https://emzunplugged.wordpress.com/…/new-year-update-2021/ […]


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