Friday, January 11, 2013

My 2013 Plans


How is everyone doing on their New year's resolutions this year?  My biggest one has been to produce more books this year!  To that end, I have several projects planned for 2013, including...

 

Secret Bond (Jaime Bond Mysteries book #2)

In this book Jamie will be investigating a very personal case - one that involves the shooting of her father.  She finds old skeletons buried deep in power people's closets, which causes her to question just how well she knows those closest to her.  She also navigates the muddy waters of her budding relationship with the hot assistant district attorney versus her feeling for her best friend that are starting to grow into a little more than just friendship.  


Luck Be a Lady (Tahoe Tessie Mysteries book#1)

This is the first book in a brand new series that I'm super excited about! I've been wanting to write this one for a couple of years now, and am finally getting the time to do so.  I'll be co-authoring it with the lovely and talented T. Sue Versteeg.  

This book follows Tessie King, who unwilling inherits a South lake Tahoe casino when her father passes away.  She finds herself suddenly involved with a bumbling arm of the Vegas mob, a cheating scandal that could take her casino down for good, and a sexy FBI agent who just happens to have Tessie on his lifst of prime suspects for her father's murder.


Wicked Games (a YA mystery)

Due to some super secret stuff, I can't publicly talk much about this one yet.  But I'm thrilled to get back into writing YA again, and I think you will all be thrilled, too, when you hear the name of the co-author I'll be partnering with on this one.  More to come on this soon... 

 


Hollywood Hideout (a Hollywood Headlines short)

I've missed the Hollywood Headlines gang so much, so I've been dying to find the right vehicle to bring their tabloid world back.  And I finally got it!  This summer I, along with 9 other bestselling indie authors including the fabulous Jana DeLeon, will be doing a connected short story collection set on a fiction island off the Florida coast.  So far it's been really fun working with these other authors to build our fictional town, and I am looking forward to dropping my Hollywood characters there this summer for a little fun, sun, and murder in paradise.  

And last but not least...

 
High Heels book #8

This one is as yet untitled, but it will follow Maddie and the gang into the world of professional baseball - something that Maddie is completely clueless about.  Which should be a blast.  She always has the best adventures when she had no idea what she's doing.  :)  This one was inspired by my own home team, the SF Giants, and their awesome World Series win this year.  (Go Giants!)  I plan to do plenty of research at the ballpark this spring!  

 

So, what are all of you up to this year?  Any resolutions?  New projects to work on?  

 
~Trigger Happy Halliday

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6 comments:

Mary Louise said...

Amazing schedule. Love Maddie and Jamie and look forward to more escapades. But no sequel to Play Nice? Loved, loved, loved that book and the ending presented lots of more hot adventures. My resolution for this year is to stay healthy and cross one item off my bucket list! Thanks, Gemma, take care.

Jordan McCollum said...

Big plans! Do you find that co-authoring cuts down on your time to finished draft, or maybe just the amount of your time it takes?

Gemma Halliday said...

Thanks, Mary! I love writing PLAY NICE, too, but I'm in some contractual negotiations at the moment regarding that series. We'll have to see how things play out there. No pun intended. Lol!


Gemma Halliday said...

Jordan - the co-authoring is very interesting for me. It's a huge lesson in letting go. I have to be okay with the characters and situations not being "exactly" the way I would do it. But, I'm finding that the collaboration are, so far, working really well in terms of doing something different and fresh. And, yes, for me it is a great way to get more books out into the world in less time. Depending on the collaborating, that might not always be the case for every author, but for me it's working really well.

Sabrina Robert said...

Whooo Hoooo, more books. I love all your characters and can't wait to see what they are up to next. Now even have more to look forward to with another new series. It's going to be a great year. Wish I were in San Francisco because I'd join you at the games for that (research).

This year didn't make a resolution. I figure I'd take one day at a time and try to make choices that would be in my best benefit. I did copy someone else who said that last year they made a point to try something new every month. I'm going to try to do what we normally ignore. That's try to see and travel around Seattle like a tourist and really find out what the Northwest has to offer.

bibliojunkies said...

There's going to be a new mystery for Harley and friends, right? Please...