Hello 2015

It’s midnight – December 31st, here in NZ at least and in just ten seconds it will be 2015.  Every New Years Eve I sit and take stock of the year I have had, and I think positive thoughts about what I want in the year ahead.  This year, as I am spending NY eve on my own, I thought I would share some of those thoughts with you all.

First of all a huge thank you to all of my readers – you have made my year absolutely fantastic and if it wasn’t for your positive comments, you emails and messages, I am sure I wouldn’t have done as much as I have done this year – you are what makes my writing so much fun 🙂

I have had an amazingly busy 2014.  I have published ten books since February.  We have moved house twice.  I have two new grandchildren.  I am no longer married and I wrote two full books for the NaNoWriMo challenge in November. I also lost 20kg in weight, which I am proud of, although I still have a way to go yet.

10353711_10152866234286224_783606352674649496_nThis is my lovely daughter Holly, with her youngest son Phoenix, born in August this year.  Aren’t they both adorable?

The next photo is of my son, Peter and his daughter Abby.  He also has a new son this year, Sebastian, bringing my grandchildren total to five.

1501799_933570300000504_3969482417197480377_nAnd this is my youngest son, Thomas.

10178064_632444986866437_8000081453832557966_nLike most mothers I am inordinately proud of my children.  Holly completed her first year as a nursing student this year, despite being pregnant. Peter works two jobs as a painter and plasterer and Thomas has just qualified as a builder, having finished his apprenticeship this year.  All I want for them this coming year is to be happy, healthy and to keep living the lives they have carved for themselves and their families. They mean the world to me in every way.

I have two other things I am really proud of, although for totally different reasons.  The first one is my new car, brought with the royalties from The Reluctant Wolf.  I am a firm Jaguar fan, and this car is a huge deal for me.

10298843_620436281400641_73083904205374979_nAnd finally, my family pics would not be complete without one of my little dog – Lulu.  She is my constant writing companion, either sleeping on the chair next to my desk, or on the floor under it.  I would be lost without her.

So, on to 2015. New books, definitely. I now have three series going, and yet I still have ideas for two more. Fighting Fangs (Book 4 of the Bound and Bonded series) will be out in January, as will a new book of mine (not part of any of my current series) The Biker’s Omega. February will see the release of Fae for All, Book 6 in the Cloverleah Pack series and then in March I am releasing Copping A Lot of Sin, which is book two in the Stockton Wolves series.
But there are other things I want to do as well – drawing, photography and losing more weight for a start. I might even give up smoking (yes, I know it’s a dirty habit, but it helps me write lol – as does chocolate and cups of weak tea), I am definitely giving it some serious thought. I want to take a couple of holidays, and just get out of my office a bit more than I have been doing and I am hoping next Christmas, I can take a cruise – it is something I have always dreamed of doing.
So from where I am sitting I think this new year is going to be a lot of fun – and if it’s not, then I am going to make it fun. 10620569_10204777454569755_8941413940457721188_n
I couldn’t resist this final pic. It was posted on a Facebook group I belong to and as soon as I saw it I started thinking of a new story line. So from my muse to yours, what are you doing in 2015?

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15 responses to Hello 2015

  1. Rebecca E.

    A Cruise sounds fun!! For me, I will be attempting to save for a trip to Scotland. My brother bought me a plot at Dunan’s Castle for Christmas (surprisingly), for which I promptly burst into tears! So now I have to go see it! Even tho it’s only a square foot, the money goes to restoring the castle, which is just as awesome! How many people in the USA can say they own property in Scotland and are helping to restore a castle!!! I’m simple I know….

  2. Caligirl

    HAPPY NEW YEAR HON!!! ENJOY!! now i am not a drinker, but i would SO lick that off!!

    With Sin having a dungeon will this book…

    • Lisao79

      Yep Sin will have a Dungeon and everything that goes in it lol, but you know me – the love story is the most important part of my books 🙂
      Happy New Year to you and yours 🙂

      • Vivian

        what is the release date for copping a lot of sin

        • Lisao79

          Hi Vivian, I am not sure yet but it will be sometime in May – Book 6 of the Cloverleah pack will be out in April and I want to get Copping a Lot of Sin and Book 5 in the B&B series out as well – all three will be oout by the end of May 🙂 Have a good day, Lisa

    • Rebecca E.

      I’m allergic to alcohol and I would lick that off!!

  3. Caligirl

    P.S. i am sorry to read about your D.

    You have a very beautiful family.

  4. Irene

    love your books have just finished Fae for all and looking forward to the next in the series.

    your little yorkie is gorgeous my one got very excited when he noticed my screen with me drooling

    • Lisao79

      Thank you Irene – my little one is actually a Chihuahua crossed with a wire-haired terrior, but she has such a cute little look and means the world to me, as I am sure your one does too 🙂

  5. Ruth

    Hi, I love your work, you are such an awesome writer and I told my friends about your books and now they are Hooked but I was a little confused because I just finish the book get off my case that it was omg so good I haven’t read anything that good in months and trust me I have been looking, reading its my passion, but anyways I saw that there is a second book I believe it’s called copping a lot of sin it said coming out March 2015 but I can’t find it anywhere and I have look 🙂 can you please tell me where to find it, thank you so much.

    • Lisao79

      Hello Ruth, thank you so much for your comments 🙂 Copping A Lot of Sin will be out before Christmas, I am sorry that it got delayed, but too many other voices were clamouring in my head and Sin was sulking – but the story is half way finished and I am working on that as soon as I have Josh’s story finished. Sorry again for the delay and thank you for making my day 🙂 Lisa