Year in Review


It’s that time again. The time to look back at the past year—and look ahead to the new one.

2022 was a year of a lot of ups and a lot of downs. And twists. And curves. Here are some of my highlights:

  • I wrote 615,731 words or 9 books
  • Released 9 books
  • Released 2 special hardcover editions of the Dragon Kings
  • Started 2 new series
  • Relaunched a backlist series
  • Hit the USA Today bestsellers list with DISSENT an anthology for women’s reproductive rights
  • Attended RAM (writer’s conference) and Sultry in the City (reader conference)
  • Took 4 online workshops
  • Sliced off the tip of my ring finger (that still bothers me 11 weeks after it happened)
  • Read 52 books this year
  • Didn’t put a dent in my TBR pile. It actually grew. (but that’s what’s supposed to happen, right?)

2023 is going to be a kickass year. There are some secret things in the works that will be announced next year. I also have a packed release schedule, two events (Book Bonanza and Readers on the River), an author’s retreat, and, hopefully, an actual vacation.

Every month I listed my favorite things (movies, books, TV shows). I’ve got the TOP 5 for each from the year.


  1. The Witcher
  2. Bridgerton
  3. The Rings of Power
  4. Wednesday
  5. For All Mankind and The Sandman tie


  1. Kelley Armstrong’s Casey Duncan (Rockton) series.
  2. Kelley Armstrong’s A Rip Through Time
  3. Samantha Young’s Adair Family series
  4. Linda Castillo’s The Hidden One
  5. Lorraine Heath’s Beauty Tempts the Beast


  1. Glass Onion
  2. Top Gun Maverick
  3. The 355
  4. Violent Night
  5. Jurassic World


From my heart to yours, I’m wishing you a very Happy New Year full of gratitude, health, love, and kindness!


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  1. Gillian Hill on March 2, 2024 at 1:35 pm

    Is there a book 9 for Dark Warriors? It goes from 8.5 to 10

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