Five years ago this month I released my first Haunting Danielle book. Back then it wasn’t called The Ghost of Marlow House. At the time I had named it Haunting Danielle, Book 1. While I had intended to write more books in the series, I hadn’t intended to give them each regular titles.

After releasing the first few books in the series I realized what a foolish idea that had been. I went back and gave each book its own title. It was one reason the series name, Haunting Danielle had been so prominent on the covers early on. Although one reviewer once accused me of doing that so it would make it harder for reviewers to find my books to be reviewed. (I have to admit, that theory cracked me up—it also made absolutely no sense.)

Haunting Danielle was a serious genre hop for me. Back then I was writing romance under my Anna J. McIntyre pen name. As a younger reader, romance had been my favorite genre. But romances had change, and as a writer, I had also changed.

I was having moderate success at my romances, and when I tossed out the idea of genre hopping to paranormal cozy mystery a number of writer friends whom I respect advised me not to do it. In many cases that is not bad advice. Genre hopping can be a killer for a new writer’s career.

But I really—really wanted to write Haunting Danielle. I confess, I had no clear picture where I planned to take the series, I just knew I wanted to write that first book.

Now to the title of this blog post—Fans fuel a series.  I sincerely believe that without the feedback from my readers—through reviews, emails, blog comments, and Facebook posts, I would not be preparing to release Book 22.

My Haunting Danielle fans have inspired me as much as that muse sitting on my shoulder whispering story ideas into my ear. And to them, I am eternally grateful. I am so enjoying this adventure, and I hope to continue bringing my readers stories they will enjoy.

24 comments on “Fans fuel a series…

  1. Dee Tressel

    I absolutely LOVE this series!! All the characters are great…and I always look forward to see what they are going to do! I will admit I miss Walt being a ghost though…I loved it when he could “watch” the guest, and freak them out occasionally! I think Marlow House needs another resident ghost for fun!! And I also hope Lily & Ian’s baby can see ghosts…that could be fun too!!

    Keep up the great work Bobbi….I love your books & look forward to each one!! ❤️

    1. Bobbi Holmes Post author

      There is always Marie and Eva ghosting around. 😉

      Glad you are enjoying the series! Thanks for posting!

  2. Terry

    I feel as though I know these characters. I don’t ever want to say goodbye. ❤️

    1. Bobbi Holmes Post author

      Thank you! I hope to be able to bring more Haunting Danielle books. I’ve lots more ideas!

  3. Kathy Harling

    We are all certainly taking this voyage with you and enjoying the ride. We have the easy part

    1. Bobbi Holmes Post author

      Thank you so much for taking the voyage!!

  4. Sandy

    Can’t wait for #22 and I have been trying to get everyone who ask me what’s good to read and I always tell them about your books. I tell them they will fall in love with all the books.

    1. Bobbi Holmes Post author

      Thank you so much for sharing my books!!

    1. Bobbi Holmes Post author

      Thank you for the kind words!

  5. Lorietta Andersen

    I’ve loved all of your books and wish you much success.

    1. Bobbi Holmes Post author

      Thank you. Glad you are enjoying them!

  6. Tena Pottorff

    So excited each time a book is delivered to my Kindle! Can’t wait to dive in, and then disappointed when it ends. Try to make myself read slower, but also can’t wait to see what happens!

    1. Bobbi Holmes Post author

      Happy when readers tell me they are enjoying the series! Thanks for posting!

  7. Michelle

    I’m on book 16! Please keep writing so that I never have to get to the end❤️

    1. Bobbi Holmes Post author

      Glad you are enjoying the series!!

  8. Joanna Emmerson

    Read everyone and always pre-order the next. Only series apart from one other author where I have and that is a completely different genre. Sometimes think it would be great as a TV series but then it might shatter everyone’s imagination when it comes to the characters, especially the dashing Walt. 1920’s, 30’s is my favourite era and Eva is one of my favourite characters. Love imagining her dresses and the idea of appearing amongst glitter. Recently found out my great aunt was a flapper girl – brilliant. Even my engagement ring had to be 1920’s. Keep it up.

    1. Bobbi Holmes Post author

      I have to agree that readers often have their own interpretation of the characters. Some of the readers have shared images on Pinterest showing what they imagine some of the characters look like–and a few did not seem remotely how I imagined them! LOL But that is the wonderful thing about books. Not only does the author create the story, readers can give it their own spin. Thanks for reading and commenting! Glad you are enjoying the series.

    2. Tammy Flores

      I absolutely love this series, i try to read each book as slow as possible because I don’t want them to end. I have all my friends and family reading the series because I have talked about it so much. Im so thankful thebseries has not ended, I would be so heart broken! Thank you for the wonderful characters anf the fun world you have created.

      1. Bobbi Holmes Post author

        Thank you for the kind words! See, fans really do fuel a series!

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