Happy New Year to everyone! Hope it’s going to be the best year for you yet.

I have a bit of a love-hate relationship with the whole here-are-my goals-for-the-year-and-what-are yours thing. Yes, I know the start of the new year brings lots of promise and a new slate, which I do agree with, but why wait until a new year to set those goals? RobbyBobbyBurtt has written a great post on setting resolutions.

So I’m going really low key with my goals:


Why young adult books are the best reads

My first love! I can’t get enough of reading – I eat books for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I’m going to be blogging book reviews this year and the first one will be next week.



I love the Young Adult genre and it will always have a place in my heart. I fulfilled a life-long dream in 2016 when I published Haven River. This year I will be slowly changing focus to adult contemporary romance. Aqua Bay will be published in 2017. I’m currently doing lots of drafting and redrafting and making good progress.

social media


I was dragged (voluntarily!) kicking and screaming into the social media arena last year and getting my head around it all has been challenging. I will be refining my efforts (happily!) this year.

Setting goals keeps us focused and the start of the year is a good time to do this, but if you feel you want to set big goals and refocus tomorrow is just a good a time to start! Please feel free to add a comment about New Year goals generally or any you’d like to share.