Big things are happening in 2018, and I’m so excited, I haven’t been able to sleep. My mind keeps spinning with all the new story ideas I have in the works, as well as some collaborations I never dreamed I’d have the opportunity to do.

I won’t bury the lead, because I’m just too fired up to wait even one more second. I’ve been invited to join an anthology with some amazingly talented ladies. Who, you ask? Well, I’m glad you did. (Pardon me while I fangirl squee all over myself.) Here is the lineup:

Shannon K. Butcher, national bestselling author of The Sentinel Wars

Kathy Lyons, USA Today bestselling author, aka Jade Lee

Terri L. Austin, romance, mystery, urban fantasy…this woman can write anything

Anna Argent, aka little ol’ me

Can you believe it? I’m still pinching myself over getting to play in the same vicinity as these women, much less side-by-side.

I’ve got something appropriately special planned for my story, since I’ll be in the presence of greatness. It’s too early to spill the beans yet, but I’ll give you a hint. It’s set in the Shards world, where fragments of ancient, powerful souls were shattered and cast out across the globe to find homes in unsuspecting humans. The Shards want to be made whole again and finish what they started centuries ago, and they will stop at nothing to get what they want, no matter who they have to use—or destroy—to make it happen.

Stay tuned for cover art and anything else I can get my grabby hands on to share with you.

Also in 2018, I’ll be releasing three more novels in the Shards world, so the novella in the anthology won’t get lonely. These characters are bigger than life, quirky, and so loud that sometimes I can’t hear myself think over their conversations. I love all of them, and know they won’t shut the hell up until I tell their stories.

Time and contracts permitting, we’re hoping to move forward with some more audio books from the Taken and Whisper Lake series. If you haven’t checked those out, you can listen to a sample of Taken by Storm or The Longest FallBrendan Clark and Cassandra Richardson are both amazing vocal talents, and have really brought every character to life. I bow down!

And I’ve got one more new project up my sleeve that’s begging to be written. I’ve hammered out my schedule, and if I don’t sleep until August, I should be able to start it later this year. Who needs sleep when there are so many interesting characters and stories to write?

I wish all of you a joyful 2018, and hope that your year is filled with as much anticipation and excitement as mine.