Run, Nigel, Run

Oh, hey, it’s my blog! It’s still here! I’m still here!

In all seriousness, I know it’s been a long time since anyone’s heard from me, and I’m really sorry and I promise I won’t go this long without an author update ever again. But, since you’re here, why don’t I give you a little peek into what I’ve been up to?

Generally, when I’m silent on the blog it’s because I’m hard at work on a new novel, and that’s TOTALLY the case this time. I’ve been working on the Ria Miller series almost from the moment I finished Daywalker last spring. It’s been a year of non-stop writing.

I worked on the Ria Miller stories at home, I worked on them in coffee shops. I even worked on them while on a train in Europe. (Okay, that was awesome. I had a tiny bottle of wine and my manuscript and I felt like I was living out every writer’s fantasy.)

Living the dream!

Bottom line, I’ve been writing a ton. But it’s so worth it because I’m so in love with these stories and I can’t wait to give you more details about them. I’ll have a lot more to say about Ria Miller in the coming weeks, so stay tuned.

In the rare moments that I wasn’t writing, I tried my hand at running. And, thanks to the encouragement of my good friend Julia Kelly (who writes awesome romance novel that you should totally check out), I even managed to run my first 5K race, knocking out one of my two New Year’s resolutions. (The other is to hit the bestseller list, but that’s for another day.)

Me on the right, Julia on the left. Who says writers aren’t active?

I also traveled a lot. I got to plant my little flag in a bunch of new places during the year, like Montreal, Milan, Marseille, Barcelona, Miami, and Palm Springs. I didn’t get to travel much as a kid, so getting to visit so many new places was a treat.

All in all, it was a packed year and one that was super rewarding.┬áBut I’m back now, which means I’m going to have news on the Ria Miller front. Stay tuned!