Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Reviewing Progress On A Series

Author's Progress Report

A few weeks ago, I reviewed my plans for next year as far as my writing journey goes. I thought it might be fun to give a bit of a progress report on how that is going. I mentioned that I would be introducing a few new series as I move forward. One that will be introduced first is the series that will involve a Babbs Bennett Mystery.

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Series progress
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Introducing Babbs Bennett

So, my plan is to publish one book a month next year and I'm already working on achieving my goal. The first book to be published in January will be Valentine Vengeance. You will be introduced to Barbara Bennett who is affectionately called Babbs by her family and friends. She is a retired librarian who has returned to her hometown to help her cousin Harlan Holiday as he recuperates from an accident. 

Harlan owns a book store in the small town of Appleton, Indiana. Babbs plans to see to his recovery while running the book store for him in his absence. The two were born only 9 days apart 67 years ago which makes their relationship more like brother and sister than cousins. On her first visit to check on her cousin, he tells her that he didn't fall but was pushed into a ravine. He also mentions a girl who died some 50 years ago. Babbs suspects that the pain medication he is on is causing him to have some rather wild dreams that he thinks are real. 

As the days begin to pass by in the story, readers will be introduced to a cast of characters that I hope they will love as much as I do. Readers will meet Sydney Miller a special needs girl of 16 who comes to Holiday Books each day after school. She believes she is working for Mr. H but there is actually a different reason she comes to the shop each day. 

Babbs has kept in touch with her three best friends over the years and soon asks them to help her solve a 50 year old cold case from their own past. Marjorie, Lizzie (Elizabeth), and Cilla (Priscilla) agree to help her try to figure out what happened to the beautiful girl all those years ago while trying to see if there is a connection to the accident Harlan has experienced. You will have to read the book when it is released to find out what happens and if the Fearless Four can solve the mystery.

Moving ahead...

I have finished writing Valentine Vengeance and even have a cover design for it. I will try to release it as close to January 1st as is possible. Currently I'm working on book 2 of the Babbs Bennett series which I plan to release in February. 

As an author, I enjoy all of the characters that I write about. I must admit that I have really had some fun with Babbs and her friends, we are all the same age. The character of Cilla makes me laugh! I'm hoping my readers will love everyone in the books, too. 

I know many of our regular readers have read at least some of my books already but if you haven't you can find them on my Author's Page on Amazon. I hope if you have read any of my books, you will take the time to leave a review on Amazon. It only takes a second of your time and means so much to me. Reviews help other readers decide whether they want to read the book or not, that is why they are so important. 






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8 comments:

  1. Bev, I'm so impressed with your ambitious goal for 2020 and your great head start on accomplishing it! Babbs sounds like a great character and your newest series sounds like a lot of fun. You're off to a fabulous start - congratulations!

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  2. I have loved all of your books and characters thus far, Bev! I really look forward to this new series. You have certainly given me a new appreciate for cozy mysteries.

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  3. Oh I'm looking forward to your new series and all your big plans for 2020. I know you will keep me in reading material and that's a good thing. Reviews on all of your books will be forthcoming, I promise. I love to see my author friends excel and will do whatever I can to help them out. With your books, there is no problem, because I truly enjoy them.

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  4. Oh this is great news! I look forward to reading this new series. you amaze me!

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  5. Like Sylvestermouse said, you have really given me an appreciation of Cozy Mysteries with your series. I'm sure the new series with 'Babbs' will be just as much fun to read. Looking forward to it.

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  6. I can't wait to see what Babbs is like as I used to spend a week every summer with my Aunty Babbs when I was growing up :) I also enjoy Cozy Mysteries and this one sounds intriguing.

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  7. Beverly, you sound very organized. I expect having a plan helps make sure you are constantly moving forward toward your goal(s).

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  8. I'm seriously in awe of you fiction writers! I love your goals. I've got mine too regarding writing books, so we'll have to check mid next year to see how we're doing. Your story line for your next release sounds terrific.

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