It has been a year since I started blogging. My goals were to introduce fellow authors and their works, to share my reviews of books I have enjoyed reading, to reach my fans, to talk about the craft of writing and the publishing industry. I believe these goals were fulfilled to a certain extent.
Over the course of my one year of blogging I interviewed 53 authors. Some of them have already become famous worldwide, such as Iris Johansen, Stephen Coonts, Larry Bond, Ridley Pearson, Catherine Coulter and Allison Brennan. Others made their debut in 2012.
Along with interviews, I read and reviewed 39 books last year. Most of them were advance review copies; other hardcovers. It was a privilege to enjoy these novels as soon as they were available for limited distribution.
My works saw the light of publishing in 2012. ARCTIC WARGAME, the first spy thriller in the Justin Hall series came out in May, followed by TRIPOLI’S TARGET—the second book in these series—in October. Both books have been received well and I often get e-mails from fans who enjoy these works.
The third book in the Justin Hall series—FOG OF WAR—is expected to come out in early summer of this year. I also have a few ideas for the fourth book in this series. Perhaps I may also start working on a new series, this time a legal thriller.
I would like to thank all my readers, fans, fellow writers and all the staff in the publishing houses and literary agencies who have helped me, supported me and encouraged me during this past year. I’m looking forward to sharing more enthralling stories and to working together in 2013.
Happy New Year 2013!