It’s Release Day for Let’s Go Out!

Writing the Let’s Connect books has been all kinds of fun. I always wanted to try an online dating story and the format felt perfect for a newsletter serial. What I didn’t expect was Robin. Trevor was always a part of the outline for the first book, Let’s Connect. Trevor was supposed to be Robin. But only for the first couple of chapters. That was when I decided to drop the ruse and let Robin be Robin—because he definitely wasn’t Trevor. Also, I liked Robin. I also sensed Robin had a story to tell; one that wouldn’t play out across the pages of that book. Robin needed a book all to himself.

I put a piece of myself into all of my characters. A quirk, a foible, a dream, a curious habit. I don’t know if other writers do it that way, but it’s how it works for me. Sometimes I feel like the purpose of a character is to explore that facet of myself. They always develop into their own people, though. They become my friends.

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LET’S GO OUT has a new cover and a special preorder price!

The sequel to Let’s Connect is here! Well, almost. Let’s Go Out is scheduled for release on March 1st. But it does have a pretty new cover and a special preorder price.

Cover designer Natasha Snow has outdone herself with this one. I didn’t make it easy, either. She truly has the patience of an angel. Our first challenge was finding a suitable model for Robin in a pose that suited the layout. Cue me spending three days trawling stock photo sites for an older guy with grayish hair, glasses, and a beard, who was sitting somewhere not complicated. Then we had the background to consider: I wanted a similar look to the first cover, but a setting that was also unique to this story. I must have sent Natasha six different background files to try, and she diligently plugged each one in and sent it back with notes on how well she thought it worked. Her notes were always spot on. Always. 

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Let’s Go Out

Writing a newsletter serial worked out so well the first time, I’m doing it again. Or… have done it again. As with Let’s Connect, Let’s Go Out – Robin’s story – is a complete novella that I’ll be sharing a chapter a time with my newsletter subscribers, starting this Sunday, November 22!

Let’s Go Out
(Let’s Connect #2
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Being dumped is oddly freeing. It wasn’t as though Robin could have met Dan in the real world, anyway. To do that, Robin would have to leave his house. But uploading his picture to the dating app Let’s Connect, only to have Dan let him down, is disappointing. Now Robin has run out of excuses not to look outward, and for the first time in three years, he’s seeing many of the things he’s been hiding from—including his next-door neighbor, Sean.

The very same obstacle remains, however. Sean lives in the real world too. And if Robin wants to get to know him better, to move beyond friendship to something more, he’s going to have to step outside his front door.

Robin will have to go out.

Let’s Go Out will be delivered one chapter a week to newsletter subscribers starting November 22! To catch up on the story, read Let’s Connectnow available at Amazon and through Kindle Unlimited.