It’s been a while since I updated my writing and publication schedule for y’all, so let me take care of that right now.
Played to Death, Jamie Brodie Mystery #11, is on track for release in December.
After that comes a Valentines Day short story, which I’ll publish here on the blog – it doesn’t take place on 2/14, but it’s romantic, so that’s when it’s being published.
After that, in the spring, will come another short story, again published here. Last year we had Christmas 2014 in July 2015, this year we’ll have Christmas 2015 in April 2016.
Filmed to Death, JBM #12, takes place in April 2016 and will be published in May or June 2016. (Can’t publish a book before the date it “happens.” This isn’t sci-fi!) The second draft of it is done.
Pictured to Death, JBM #13, takes place in June 2016 and will be published in autumn 2016. The first draft of this is done, and I think it’s the worst first draft I’ve ever written! I promise it will be far better when you see it.
There will be a Thanksgiving 2016 short story, which may actually appear on Thanksgiving.
Landscaped to Death, JBM #14, takes place autumn 2016 and will be published early 2017. This is the one I’m writing for NaNoWriMo this year.
Promoted to Death, JBM #15, takes place March 2017 and will be published autumn 2017. I’m beginning the first draft of it now, since I can’t start Landscaped until 11/1, and I have to write something.
Toured to Death, JBM #16, takes place summer 2017 and will be published early 2018.
Published to Death (ha!), JBM #17, takes place spring 2018 and will be published fall 2018.
Defined to Death, JBM #18, takes place fall 2018 and will be published spring 2019.
As yet untitled book, JBM #19, takes place sometime in the first half of 2019 and will be published in the second half of 2019.
And the final book, Resigned to Death, JBM #20 (I do like round numbers), takes place January – May 2020 and will be published later that summer or fall.
All of this – especially the middle part – is subject to change! “Good Lord willin’ and the creeks don’t rise,” as they say in my hometown. There will likely be other short stories scattered throughout.