And now a two week long “weekend” looms before us. I am looking forward to spending lots of time with my boys. With the homemade pizza in the oven for another 30 minutes, the boys got restless and my youngest asked to watch TV.
No, I decided, I would read to them. I pulled out a stack of Robert Munsch books and starting reading. I had one kid hanging off my back (more comfortable than it sounds) and the other by my side, reading the words along with me. And I don’t just read. I whisper. I yell. I make sound effects. I’m noisy. And it was the best 30 minutes with my kids. Me reading, them listening. Just the thing to kick off Christmas vacation.
My writing is truly a glimpse into the crux of who I am. When I was little, my mom made this Jell-O cake where she would poke holes in a white cake and pour liquid Jell-O over the whole cake. If my book is the cake, then I am the Jello-O.
To continue with the analogy… I just baked another cake, er, the cake comes out of the oven in February. If you think I’m completely off my rocker now… I signed a book contract this year and the release date is scheduled for February 2017! Exciting times! Again, I feel like my dreams are coming true. Another book. Stay tuned for the happy event – don’t worry you won’t miss it!
Dream Hunter celebrates its book birthday this month. I love my characters, Cynthia and Gabe. This year I’ve promoted DH with Book Hearts, The Masquerade Crew, Genre Pulse, My Book Place, and Fire and Ice Book Promos. If you haven’t read it, now’s the time…
Up and coming events for Maya? Look out for a flurry of promotional activity in February-ish when my new book hits the web… A DH prequel is still on my radar. A sequel to my soon-to-be latest book is also in the works. Plus life and all that entails… Stay tuned… for a merry holiday season and more musings from Maya in 2017!
Maya Tyler has been writing romance novels since 2010. She loves music, movies, live theater and reading.