I get a lot of emails and Facebook comments relating to the status of the various series. I’ve decided to take a moment and catch you up. Keep in mind this list represents a status as of May 2020 and could change at any time since I tend to write based on what I feel like writing rather than writing based on a preset schedule. What this means is that anything I say really should be taken with a grain of salt until it actually hits presale and then it’s a done deal.
Series in Alphabetical order:
A Cat in the Attic Mystery – This series was intended as a 5 book series from the beginning – Book 5 will be a story set at Halloween and will publish in September or October. The title will be The Magic of Halloween Night. It will be up for presale in a couple of months.
A Tess and Tilly Cozy Mystery – This is an ongoing series although the frequency of new books will slow after The Wedding Plan which publishes in July. I don’t think I’m quite ready to end it but a lot of things will be wrapped up in this book and I will be waiting for new inspiration before jumping back into the series. At this point I plan to do at least one new book in this series in 2021 but beyond that it will depend on whether or not I feel inspired to explore character aspects not yet explored in the series.
A Hathaway Sister Mystery – This series was designed as a 5 book series. So far I only have 2 books published. I would like to do the other 3 but the series didn’t sell as well as I would have liked so it has been shelved until 2021 at least. This series is a spinoff of a standalone mystery Road to Christmas Past. If you haven’t read this one you should. I think it’s one of my best.
Haunting by the Sea – This series came about due to reader demand for additional books in the Seacliff High Series. I decided to pick the story up ten years later in the hope of attracting new readers but it still didn’t really catch on. The series currently has 6 books published which is more than I planned to write so I think it is done.
Rescue Alaska Paranormal Series – The continuation of this series has been being pushed back over and over again but I do still plan to write Finding Shelter this summer. It will publish in the fall. I will decide whether or not to continue beyond that once I see how Finding Shelter does in terms of sales. This series has always been one I’ve considered to be on the bubble. It did well enough to garner my consideration for additional books, but not really well enough to be an automatic renewal.
Sand and Sea Hawaiian Mystery – This series is one I planned to end after 7 books but then ended up getting talked into a book 8. I think that was a mistake. I consider this series ended at this point.
Seacliff High Mystery – This series had 7 books and is complete. The Haunting by the Sea series is a spinoff of Seacliff High with the same characters.
Summerhouse Reunion – This is a 3 part story and is only intended to have 3 books. It was a bit of an experiment on my part but I have to say I loved writing this mini-series and I plan to do another one. Lakehouse Reunion will be a similar format with a different location and different characters. Look for it this coming winter. Probably in January or February. The one thing I did learn with Summerhouse Reunion was to publish the books closer together so I plan to publish Lakehouse Reunion with all three books publishing just a week apart.
The Inn at Holiday Bay – This is my bestselling series at this time so you can expect a book every few months for the foreseeable future. Up next is Gossip in the Garden in June. There will be 2 more in 2020 and probably 4 or 5 in 2021.
Tj Jensen Paradise Lake – This is a 10 book series that was traditionally published and wrapped up for now. I may look at self publishing additional books in the series but there is a lot to consider given that the first 10 are not mine to do with as I please so I really haven’t decided what I will do with this series in the long term. There will definietly not be any new books in this series in 2020.
Whales and Tails – This is an ongoing series although it is winding down. A Mew Beginning publishes next week and there will be one or two in 2021 but I’m uncertain beyond that.
Writers Retreat – This series has 9 books and I’d like to do a tenth but at this point I don’t think we’ll see a tenth book until 2021. There are just too many seasonal books I want to fit into the second half of this year and this series isn’t one with a holiday theme to it so in my mind it can wait.
Zoe Donovan – I once told a reader that I would continue to write Zoe until we were both 90 and that is still the plan. I have 33 books published in the series to date. Deja Diva publishes in August or September. After that look for 1 or 2 a year.
New Series –
I’m working on a new series tentatively titled The Cottage at Mystic Harbor – it is sort of a sister series to Holiday Bay and there may even be some crossover storylines – it will be set on the west coast and of course will have different characters than Holiday Bay but the basic feel of the characters will be similar in that they will be older with real world problems to overcome as they build a new life on the sea. Like Holiday Bay the series will be set in a small town with an amazing small town support cast.
Lakehouse Reunion – As I mentioned above – I also am working on a new mini series or three part story involving three sisters (triplets) separated at birth then reunited when their biological grandmother dies leaving them a lake house. It will be very similar in tone to Summerhouse Reunion.
I hope this answers your questions for now. I know it is hard to see a series you love come to an end but the only way I can continue to explore new characters and new settings is if I begin to end some series that may have already run their course.