Join Me at Penned Con 2017!


This September I’ll be signing books and giving away free stuff at Penned Con 2017 in St. Louis, Missouri. This year there will be over 150 authors! But it’s the book fans who make this con so special. Plus, money raised goes to Action for Autism. Books and a good cause. What more can you ask for?

More info on the Penned Con website and Facebook page.

THE WARRIOR Update – July 26

The slaughter has begun. What’s on my mind as I finish up this book is how much is too much? Is there a line? A number, a body count? Something concrete that determines when a reader will start thinking the book’s hero/heroine is no longer so heroic?

Hopefully not. Because these last twenty thousand or so words are blood red. Please don’t hate me.

I’m writing as fast and hard as I can, I promise. And trying not to think about how much I’m going to miss these characters when this book is finished.

My guess is one and half more months until I type THE END.

Progress of THE WARRIOR
First Draft: About 82% (89,864 words)
My revisions: Not started
Professional editing: Not started
Proofreading: Not started
Formatting: Not started
Final proofread: Not started
Cover art: Not started

Recommended Reads: NOBODY BUT US

I wrote a review on Goodreads immediately after finishing NOBODY BUT US, and although it’s a bit frantic and simple, I can’t come up with anything better. So here it is. This book will gut you. In the best way possible. And right now it’s only $3.99 on Kindle.

OH MY GOD. I hate this book. I love this book. Five screaming stars. Thank you to the author for having the courage to do that. Poignant, explosive, so brutally romantic.

I do have to add, though, that if you’ve read my books you know my definition of “romantic” is a bit, uh, weird? Twisted? Gory? I’m surprised I don’t get hate mail over what TB does to Liv in Chapter 33 of THE ALIGNMENT.

NOBODY BUT US by Kristin Halbrook
Amazon | Goodreads | Kristin Halbrook’s website

THE WARRIOR Update – June 20

I never knew there could be someone in this series more brooding and conflicted than TB.

Progress is…happening. It’s a lot slower than I want it to be, not because I’m blocked but because I’ve hit a spot where each sentence takes thirty minutes to write. And they’re not even good sentences. A big scene change is about to happen though, and once I get involved in that hopefully words will come faster.

Also to blame? Chigger bites. I have a high tolerance for pain but a nonexistent tolerance for itching. It’s so distracting. I thought these bites had exhausted their payload but then I found THREE NEW ONES. Why?! How?! I think they’re in my yard but I have no idea where, and I can’t really take a shower every time I go outside. I think they wait for me to come out and water my flowers and then they jump on me in the dozens. Twenty-four hours later the bumps develop but the chiggers are long gone. Which means they, what, dropped off in my bed? After feasting on me, unnoticed, for how long? Pardon me while I bathe in fire.

Happy summer solstice, everyone!

Progress of THE WARRIOR
First Draft: About 60% (66,328 words)
My revisions: Not started
Professional editing: Not started
Proofreading: Not started
Formatting: Not started
Final proofread: Not started
Cover art: Not started

THE WARRIOR Update – May 18

It’s so hard falling in love with characters I’ll have to hurt and probably kill. I do know the ending of this book but there are…options. It all depends on what the characters do to get there. (please let there be an HEA please let there be an HEA)

Progress of THE WARRIOR
First Draft: About 49% (54,033 words)
My revisions: Not started
Professional editing: Not started
Proofreading: Not started
Formatting: Not started
Final proofread: Not started
Cover art: Not started

THE WARRIOR Update – April 14

It’s almost Beltane and I’m nowhere near where I hoped to be with this book by now. Current word count is 35,589 (goal is 100,000-120,000). I just started chapter 10.

I need to write in more blood and guts because I expected more and there just simply isn’t enough.

My weirdest Google search for this book so far: “alligator death roll.” Coolest research: Škoda Fabia R5. Can’t tell you why because spoilers. :)

Not much else to report other than last books in a series are hard. :/

THE WARRIOR Update – March 11

Quick update: I’m 22,361 words deep into THE WARRIOR. That’s six chapters in. And I just wrote something more disturbing than the altar TB builds out of you-know-what in book 4. I tried to talk myself out of writing it for days because it’s just…not cool. The story always wins though. So there it is. And the research I had to do? CANNOT PURGE THE IMAGES.