M. Stratton is an International Amazon bestselling author in the romantic suspense and mystery suspense categories for her Storm Series and Bender. She lives with her husband and son in Arizona, which is a big difference from where she grew up north of Chicago, Illinois. As an only child she learned to tell herself stories to make the long winters go by quicker while dreaming of summer vacations. Now as an adult she still makes up stories to pass the time, but now she writes them down to share with other people.
Monthly Archives: January 2019
Jennifer’s influences include Terry Pratchett (for wit), Laurell K. Hamilton (for sexual tension), Jim Butcher (for roguish flair), and Kim Harrison (for mythos). She is currently writing the series of her heart and her dreams, the series that has been percolating in her brain for the last decade…Blood Trails. An Urban Fantasy Mystery series that will combine the classic whodunit spirit with a contemporary fantasy setting. Expect mystery, magic, and mayhem, with characters that will make you laugh, cry, and probably stare at the screen with your jaw hanging down to the floor. Well, that’s how they affect Jennifer anyway…
It’s a new year and time for new goals and plans. Classes started for me the week before Christmas and we had a holiday break. It was busy around before and after Christmas. I have almost finished Town Curse. I have a little of 6800 words left to go for my total word count of 55k. Then I will let it set until Feb. 1st and start revising and editing it. I will be taking my final thesis class this summer and will be polishing up the story and get it ready for possible publication.
Now onto my goals and plans for 2019.
1. Find a teaching job
2. Finish my Master’s degree
3. Publish Town Curse
4. Work on several other stories I have started to get them ready for publication next year
5. Refresh this site and the pen name site
6. Launch my publishing company
7. Update both sites more often than I did in 2018.
8. Find Beta readers/critique partners
9. Learn how to create book covers
10. Do something fun like take a class that interests me for personal reasons.
These are my goals and plans for 2019. They are really in no particular order as to what I do first. I just plan to do them this year.
Look forward to your comments. 🙂