Hello, all! Welcome to my shiny new website! A few months back I started having all kinds of problems with my WordPress site and it was eating up hours of my time that I needed for more important things, like writing books. Deciding I'd had enough, I chatted with an author friend who recommended her web designers KMD Web Designs. These amazing and talented folks worked with me over several months to put together a site that didn't just look the way I wanted, but that saved me so much time on the backend of things. I no longer have to add or update info in a bunch of different places because the website does it for me. So freaking cool! I couldn't be more excited!
Along with ah ost of fun new features, my branding also received an update thanks to the lovely Jay Aheer. Some of the new features added to the website are playlists/playlist links, Pinterest boards, character bios, and character relationships. I'll be adding more bios when time permits, seeing as how I have a lot of characters. A really cool new feature is the linking of books and characters. You won't just see the series order when you click on a book, you'll see the list of connected books, characters, and more. The whole site had been revamped to make it fun and easy for readers to navigate.
For those who were signed up to receive blog posts via email, you'll need to sign up again on the FOLLOW THE BLOG box in the sidebar. The reason for this is that the site was moved away from WordPress. I apologize for any inconvenience caused. This does not effect newsletter subscribers.
As far as updates, there's so much going on over the next few months that I'll do my best to keep you all posted. The best way to stay up to date with everything going on is via my website--which I'll be doing more posting on now that it actually works how it's supposed to--and via my newsletter. If you haven't signed up for my newsletter, you can do so here:
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Here are the latest updates on some of the things I'm getting most asked for at the moment:
Diamond in the Rough (Four Kings Security, Book 4) - is currently in edits, so if all goes well, we're looking at a February 19th release date. Once this is released I should have an idea about the audiobook as well.
TIN Book 1 - is in the works, and if all goes according to the schedule we're looking at a May release date. More info on that soon.
Four Kings Security spin-off series - kicks off this year with Jack & Fitz's book being the first book, followed by Frank & Joshua, Ryden & Jay, and Joker & Gio
Hell & High Water Manga - I'm still working on this and hope to get it done as soon as possible. With my schedule falling behind in November and December of 2018 due to the holidays and illnesses, it's been delayed more than I wanted, but we'll get there, I promise!
THIRDS Thursday - is still on hiatus. With the new TIN series starting soon, I hope to put together some fun THIRDS/TIN stuff, but with me falling behind schedule, I need to catch up on my writing before I can do any flash fiction. I'll be sure to post more sneak peeks and snippets here.
THIRDS Beyond the Books - I'll also be submitting the next two volumes to Dreamspinner Press in Feb/March. Once I have and know more, I'll be sure to share it here.
These are my scheduled plans for the first half of 2019, but you can always check my Coming Soon page for the most updated schedule. Remember that the schedule is subject to change and get moved, but I try not to do that unless absolutely necessary.
Charlie's Facebook Reader group! If you're not already a member of my Facebook reader group, join us for exclusive giveaways, exclusive excerpts, sneak peeks, books chats, and more! https://www.facebook.com/groups/charliecochet/
So far I'm booked for the following conferences: Coastal Magic, BookLovers, RWA Conference, and RARE London. For more info, check out my events page. I also have plans to attend GRL this year.
I think that's it for now! Don't forget the MM Valentine's Day short story giveaway is happening now until February 15th. You can find all the stories here: https://claims.prolificworks.com/gg/gBNSONLfVZwtRSir2oFM
Due to the sheer volume of folks downloading, we kinda broke Prolific Works, but we've been told it's all sorted now. Happy Reading!