Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Never Say Never

And That's My Final Answer

Today is a good day, a decisive day. I have finally come to a final-final decision, again, about my next book.

When I started the Faylene in High Plains series, I didn't know it was going to be a series. I had a quirky, fifty something character who had been rattling around in my head for quite some time. When I finally confronted her, she told me exactly what I was to write about her. Furthermore, she told me she couldn't possibly tell it all in just one book.

I agreed to let her star in a trilogy, but drew the line after book number three. It was hard trying to keep Faylene, her pals and situations fresh, so I assumed she was tired. When I finished the last book, it was a relief not having to think about what she was doing anymore.

I have some readers who have asked me to write more books about Faylene. While this makes me feel really good and loved, I had decided I just wasn't going to do it. "No, never," I said to myself. "Faylene is done. I'm moving on to a new book and a new character." However, Faylene is a stubborn gal who usually gets her way. No, that's not true. She always gets her way.

 Faylene is Laughing Her Head Off at Me


So, it is with great pleasure (and a lot of pressure from Faylene) that I am announcing book number four in the Faylene in High Plains series will be out in 2015. As I write this, Faylene is laughing her head off at me. I think I heard her say, "Never say never, y'all." 

Happy Writing! 



  1. Happy Writing! And you should have known better!!!

  2. Yes, you are right. I should have. Sigh... Thank you for stopping by!

  3. I like your work, Betty. The only advice this simple rock knocker can give you is don't change anything. Your work is your work and you've obviously worked hard and given it all a great deal of thought. Keep on keeping on.

    1. Thank you for the kind words, Jack. They mean a lot.