the writing life

Had to Bump the Schedule

Aiming for Trouble will not be coming out until the end of June now. I apologize to my readers for that. I had no choice but to bump the release date because I have so much going in in April/May that I wanted to make sure the book got a proper edit, which didn’t look like it was going to happen if I didn’t bump things a month.

I am also paring back on hard deadlines and preorders for the foreseeable future and I’m only promising a couple of novels each year. I hate doing that, but unfortunately family and home obligations have really mounted and my schedule has to be extremely fluid and workable to accommodate family emergencies and caretaker responsibilities, as happens when your parents are 70+ and need a bit more help and care when they have health related events. And as happens when one has a ton of home projects (garden related) that need to be done in the warm months. Which means I can not promise books on a tight schedule. This may change in the future, but probably not in 2022.

This also means I am not doing any conventions or conferences this year just because I don’t expect to have a ton of free time between now and November. The good news is that the weekend I’m going on Retreat, aside from teaching two classes, I should have plenty of time to write if I need it. Honestly though – I fully expect to have AFT completely written by then. Just in editing. I will also be doing a couple of Zoom presentations instead of in person-appearances over the summer/autumn. One is a writer branding class, and the other is a presentation on Daemonolatry for a LHP conference in Italy. They invited me to go to Italy (full expenses paid), but the family and my major landscape/hardscape project takes precedence.

Cross your fingers and wish us luck on both the yard, and on my parents having no more health related downtime for awhile.

Steph is an award winning and bestselling author of thrilling steamy and paranormal romances, dark urban fantasy, occult horror-thrillers, cozy mysteries, contemporary romance, sword and sorcery fantasy, and books about the esoteric and Daemonolatry. A Daemonolatress and forever a resident of Smelt Isle, she is happily married and cat-mom to three pampered house cats. Her muse is a demanding sadistic Dom who often keeps her up into the wee hours of the morning. You can contact her at

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