Hey Friendly Friends ~
I just received a very legitimate email from a reader, asking if she found the right website … because my last blog post was over a year ago. *Insert sheepish emoji* Y’all. IT’S BEEN OVER A YEAR. Which means two things:
Time flies freakishly fast.
I’m not really that good at keeping up with all the non-book-writing-related-authorly tasks. (If you followed that hyphenation, you deserve a cookie.) My newsletter is hot and cold. And I’m pretty sure blog posts will never be a priority. BUT! I’d like to get better at posting the occasional update for anyone who is perusing my website, and would like to read about the latest Katie Ganshert book news.
So this is me, getting out the broom to bat away all the cobwebs, and give y’all a quick update:
LATEST BOOK RELEASE:
No One Ever Asked is my newest novel. It hit shelves this past April, and it’s my first book to land on the CBA Best-Seller list. Whoop whoop! It’s also the first book I wrote that is inspired by true events. It received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Library Journal, it was a RT Magazine TOP PICK, and it’s a story that came from deep, deep down in my heart. I hope you enjoy!
MY YEAR OFF:
I didn’t write last year. The whole year. You guys. It was the weirdest thing. I knew I couldn’t handle a deadline. It was the last year before my daughter would start kindergarten. She was home most of the day, and because of her special needs, we spent a lot of time running around to various therapy appointments. I wanted to make sure I was fully present. So I made the decision not to submit anything new to my agent.
And in the process, I learned that I’m an anxious rester. For real. My field lay intentionally fallow and I was not chill about it at all. Being a writer and not writing is a very weird place to be. I also learned that when you take a year off writing, your brain explodes with ideas. I have them all typed out in a note on my phone. Now my youngest is in kindergarten, and I’m back at it once again!
WHAT I’M CURRENTLY WORKING ON:
I don’t want to say too much about it, because what if it ends up falling apart and isn’t good at all!? I will say this, though. It should appeal to fans of The Gifting. Meaning, it’s another YA. I’m thinking another trilogy. But we shall see how it turns out, if it turns out at all. I just know that as of right now, I’m having a lot of fun with these new characters, and I think if I can pull it off, readers will have a lot of fun with them, too.
There’s no release date on the calendar. I don’t know if I’m going to try and go the traditional route with this one, or indie publish it like I did with The Gifting. To be honest, I’m not giving that decision too much energy at the moment. I’m just glad to be creating again, and I hope to know more when I reach THE END.
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