Return to Blueberry Lane: How and Why I Resurrected an Almost-Dead Series!

CountdownToMidnightEbookCover**COMING DECEMBER 2017**
COUNTDOWN TO MIDNIGHT, a Story Sisters novella

Here’s what happens when enough readers ask an indie author to bring back a series they love….


To be honest, I cannot believe the outpouring of love I’ve witnessed for the families of Blueberry Lane. The sales on my last two books (The Bohemian and the Businessman and The Director and Don Juan) reflected a waning interest in the series. But since announcing that I wouldn’t be writing further stories, I have received an email, message or post comment almost daily from grieved fans, asking me to please consider resurrecting the series.

At first I thought…“Oh, well, a few fans loved it and they will miss it. I’m sorry for that, but I have bills to pay.” But as the messages continued to pour in, something interesting happened. I started imagining ways to return to Blueberry Lane.

Don’t get me wrong…I’m still gunshy about writing a full-length novel (poor sales can be really – EPICALLY – traumatic) but the demand from devoted fans seemed to be such that writing a novella – especially in time for the holidays – could be (possibly…maybe…hopefully…) a safer risk.

My friends? I’m going to be really honest here: based on the sales from the previous books, this is one crazy mission. Anyone who writes indie would advise me definitely, positively not to do this. They would tell me I’m nuts to pour money, time and energy back into a series that wasn’t selling. They’d tell me that I am ridiculous for giving it one last try. They’d tell me to concentrate on the books that are selling and walk quickly away from the ones that aren’t…

But I have something that they don’t have: faith in all of you. I am trusting my audience right now – more than I ever have before – to turn out for this little novella and make it worthwhile for me to return to Blueberry Lane one last time.

Thank you for believing in me and this series.

So much love

Add COUNTDOWN TO MIDNIGHT, a Story Sisters novella to your GoodReads TBR list now!


6 Responses to Return to Blueberry Lane: How and Why I Resurrected an Almost-Dead Series!

  1. Kella Campbell October 28, 2017 at 6:38 pm #

    I’m so happy about this. A wrap-up for Blueberry Lane *and* it’s a holiday story! Can’t wait…

  2. Connie miller October 29, 2017 at 9:19 pm #

    Thank you so much for another Blueberry Lane story😊😊😊
    Can’t wait👍👍

  3. Laurie Deetz October 30, 2017 at 11:27 pm #

    I just reread your entire Blueberry Lane series this week spurred on by a BookBub offering of the English Brothers prequel. I logged on here to see when your next Story sister book would be out and am so disappointed to find the books did not sell well. I loved them. I look forward to the new novella and live in hope that maybe you will change your mind down the road and continue the series and maybe even delve into the Atwell cousins like you teased. I enjoy your writing and your characters.

  4. Kelly November 1, 2017 at 3:49 pm #

    I had hoped you would eventually come back to Blueberry Lane but I didn’t expect it to be so soon! I can’t wait and thank you so much for the stories you write!

  5. Lene November 1, 2017 at 7:31 pm #

    Thank you Jesus! (and thank you Katy!)

  6. Sania November 9, 2017 at 12:01 pm #

    I’m a great fan of your blueberry lane series and I missed your Facebook announcement it seems. Every week I check your goodreads page to see if the blurb is up or getting published soon. Today only read this blog and I’m happy to at least get a conclusion or peak into story sisters! Sorry sales are low as I loved this series.

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