2019 Brings a Great New Adventure

2018 was amazing. Somehow Rinda and I managed to write seven novels or novellas together. In addition, I wrote a solo novel and another Christmas novella.

What a lot of people might not realize is that I was doing that while working a full-time job.

Yes, for roughly 20 years, I’ve worked in the financial industry. I have placed trades, explained dividends and retirement planning strategies. I written more articles about stocks than I can count. I edited even more than that. Insanely, I’ve also been on TV, radio, and interviewed for magazines.

In short, I’ve had a great career and been lucky to have experienced so much.

But by my count, I’ve also had a pretty damn good career as an author.

And to start 2019, I’m cutting back to just one career.

At the end of 2018, I stepped down as Editorial Director and I’m now focusing my attention on being an author full time. It’s not entirely a clean break. I’m still doing a little freelance work on the finance side (mostly because I love my team and the financial industry pays well).

But the majority of my day will now be dedicated to cooking up new, crazy adventures with Rinda. We’ve got some great books planned for Unbreakable Bonds as well as some fun for Pineapple Grove. We are going to start working on the audiobooks for Unbreakable Bonds to go with Ward Security audiobooks! We will also be batting around some new and different ideas for books.

I will be writing the next book for the Exit Strategy series. I’m can’t wait to spend time with Justin and Gabriel.

Of course, while I’m taking on one new adventure, my husband and I have decided to tackle a second.

We are MOVING!

We’ve lived in South Florida for five years and loved it. The summers were a little intense, but winters were magical and we made so many wonderful friends. But we are ready to try something new.

At the end of January, we are moving to Colorado!

My first visit to Colorado in 2017 for the GRL Retreat gave me a small taste of the state. We returned last summer for a longer visit and we both fell in love. We wandered around Denver, Boulder, Estes Park, and Vail. And it was incredibly hard to leave.

We will be in the Denver area with a great view of the mountains. We’re planning lots hiking and sightseeing. And I’m hoping that the change of scenery will churn up some new book ideas.

The move means that I might be out of communication at the end of the month. My schedule will be a little erratic in January as I attempt to get things packed and the freelance work settled. But by February, we will be settled into our new life.

Here’s to an amazing new year!

18 thoughts on “2019 Brings a Great New Adventure”

  1. Best of luck to you!! One of my favorite Authors just moved to Colorado Spring from Loveland OH. What a great adventure – Colorado is my favorite place

  2. Congratulations! So exciting for you to be able to work full time at something you love and can be creative with. (Probably not a good idea to make crap up when you were doing the finance gig!!)😁 Good luck with your move!

  3. Congratulations and good luck at the same time, I am sure all of these are so exciting, I am so happy for you! Enjoy everything, it sounds so exciting!

  4. You have indeed found the best side of the Mississppi. Enjoy the exhilaration of the Rockies. Get out and explore, maybe take up camping. I am sure that the new perspective will offer up new writing ideas. Congratulations!

  5. I’m so excited for you and the changes you are making. I love, love your books. Both with Rinda and your solo ones. Colorado is such a pretty state and I know you will love it! Wishing you the best in all your endeavors.

  6. Congrats Jocelynn, on your semi retiretitement from what seems like a great career! I look forward to your new books and good luck with the move! I hope the mountains of Colorado inspire some great new stories😊

  7. Awesome! That’s so exciting and a lot of work to get ready for the move…but we will bear with you and look forward to all the new books and audio this year 😃

  8. Welcome to the cold! I live an hour and 45ish mins north in Cheyenne WY. It will definitely be a change for you. Have a smooth move.

  9. That’s awesome. Congratulations. I also live in Erie, Colorado so if you need anything or have any questions feel free to email me. Welcome.

  10. So happy and excited for you Jocelynn!!! I hope this also brings more sci-fi/fantasy from you. I miss your worlds for Gage, and Mira. Or something brand new 🙂
    May the move be easy this winter season <3

  11. Congrats!!! Can you tell us if they’ll be more books in the Ward Security series? Hopefully one about Daniel, our suit-wearing codebreaker? Fingers crossed.

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