Visiting Walt and Danielle

We have a lot going on right now, including me starting Book 19 (The Ghost of Christmas Secrets) of the Haunting Danielle series. But we did manage to take a summer vacation mid-September. Where did we go? To see Walt and Danielle! Well, kinda sorta.

My husband and I rented a house on the Oregon coast with our son and daughter-in-law. Instead of staying in Frederickport we went south a bit to Depoe Bay. The house we stayed at overlooked the ocean and we spent a relaxing four days, visiting with Scott and SeAnne, doing a little sightseeing and whale watching.

(Photo: View from our living room window)

New release and more…

It’s been about 2 ½ weeks since I last posted—and lots has been going on. The Ghost Who Dream Hopped (Book 18 in the Haunting Danielle series) was released two days ago and so far, the book has 13 Amazon reviews—twelve are 5-stars and one is a 4-star. I’m thrilled because each time I release a new book in the series I get nervous. I want my readers to enjoy the new book.

The Ghost Who Dream Hopped is also available in paperback, regular print and large print. For some reason the large print version is not showing up in the Amazon store.  Hopefully the issue will be resolved soon.

In other news, I made the USA Today’s Bestseller list a few weeks ago, on the Haunting Danielle bundle. I confess, I was excited to make the list. We are in the process of updating the covers to include the title.

For those of you asking if there will be a book 19—the answer is yes. The Ghost of Christmas Secrets will be released November 19, 2018. The preorder is available at Amazon and should be at the other vendors in the near future.

If I haven’t mentioned before, Tantor Media has purchased the audiobook rights to books 11-15 in the Haunting Danielle series. (They are the same publishing company that produced the first ten audiobooks in the series.) I haven’t received notice on the release dates, but as soon as I know, I will pass on the information.

Book Covers and Titles

Some of you might have noticed a change with the Haunting Danielle book covers. I am in the process of updating them now.

When I first started the series in 2014 my idea was to title the books Haunting Danielle and then give each a book a number. Like: Haunting Danielle, Book 1 and Haunting Danielle, Book 2 and so on…

Around book three or so I realized that was a bad idea. I went back and gave the published books titles and then started titling all the new books. Since I liked my book covers, I asked my designer to add the title name below “Haunting Danielle,” without making changes to it.

I suppose it did a good job branding the series name, but the titles were illegible in the thumbnails, something that bothered both me and my designer.

While on a hiatus between books (I am back to writing again) I made the decision to have my designer redesign the covers, giving the book titles front billing.

I love the results. And while it is a pain updating seventeen published books—in various formats and at numerous retail venues, I think it will be worth it.

Above is a sample of the new look.

Back to working on The Ghost Who Dream Hopped. But before I do, I wanted to let you know the Haunting Danielles interview series begins tomorrow. Stop back at the blog, and you can read my first interview when I sit down with Heather Donovan in the Marlow House library. See you then!