It’s been a long (long, long, long) time coming, but the final book is now in the hands of my editor and beta readers, and will soon be winging its way to my publisher for final approval and publication. I know everyone waiting for the book has been incredibly patient, and in many cases, have begun to get frustrated with the long delay between this book and the last one.
I have no excuses, other than the fact that real life got in the way. No. I’m not dead. No. I didn’t run out of ideas. And no, I never intended to finish the series where it ended at the end of Book 4. The fact of the matter is that I had a huge, unplanned blip on my radar in the form of a catastrophic mental health breakdown some two and half years ago, which was followed by a diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder. Which actually came as a relief, after years of being diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder which didn’t quite cover all the stuff that went on in my head on a day-to-day basis.
In recent months, I’ve finally gotten settled onto a good level of meds, which has led to my previously stifled creative flow being back in full force. And so, I’m delighted to let people know that if they’ve hung around for this long, all the answers are going to be revealed. And I love you and thank you for putting up with an abysmally long wait. First reactions from beta readers have been extremely positive, and I’m hoping that you (the readers) will be satisfied with the final journey.