Happy New Year!
To be honest, I'm still not sure what day it is. It's been such a whirlwind over the holiday period, plus (much excitement) I attended an authors conference on 30 December and it was amazing! It sounds like a really crap time of the year to have a conference, but I tell you if you want to start the new year pumped and excited? Then it's the perfect time. No regrets.
I hope 2020 is treating you okay so far. Australia is still on fire. We've been burning for weeks now with no reprieve in sight...and summer has only just started. I'm safe where I am, so no need to worry about me, plus I'm a country girl and know all about fire plans - if it even looks remotely like we could be in danger I'm throwing the cats, laptop, and husband, in the car and we're out of here.
The Great Pen Name Debacle of 2019
My big piece of news is that I'm scrapping the pen name J.A. Hinchey. Boy, did I mess up with that. I not only miscalculated how much work was involved, but it confused you, my readers. Booooo. So I'm pivoting and putting all the urban fantasy/paranormal romance books back under the name Jane Hinchey.
I'm so sorry for switching things around on you, but my ma taught me to own up to my mistakes and this was one of them. It is with a sense of relief that I'm now focussing on just ME moving forward - all the books, one name. Easy.
I'm also running my annual reader survey. I'd love it if you can spend a minute clicking some buttons. I'm planning out 2020 as we speak and I'd like to know your thoughts on where I should focus my attention. I do have some book plans on the board, in fact, I have 8 books I'd like to write in 2020. I'll share those with you soon once I get my schedule sorted.
You can take the survey here: https://janehinchey.survey.fm/reader-quiz-2019
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