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End of the Year Roundup and a Look Back

Hello everyone and welcome back! After a long holiday season, we are almost to the New Year! A whole decade behind us and the start of 2020. It's been quite a year for me. First and foremost I published my first book Treasure of the Moon Goddess. After years of toying with the idea of actually putting one of my books into the world, I took the plunge and it was the best thing I could have done. My nerves were never so frazzled as when I hit publish and saw my book in the Amazon and Apple book store. For a whole day, I walked around in a daze asking myself if I had done the right thing.

Now, looking back almost a year later, it was just the spur I needed to kick myself into motion and start the next novel in the series The Lost Queen and a companion short story Escape of a Queen, both books will be out in the summer of 2020. Another idea I've been thinking of is publishing a series of short stories directly to my blog/newsletter. They are a series of snapshots from different characters in the Kristi Brickham Series. What do you think? Yes or No?

I can not wait to share the next Kristi story with you! Krist, along with Hans and a few others, is in Egypt to attend the Second Annual Queen Nefertiti Gala. While touring the massive collection of artifacts from the Queen's tomb, she reads a papyrus that was discovered in a rotting box at the back of one of the antichambers of the tomb. It tells of a journey of the Queen's eldest daughter, Meritaten, who was threatened exiled by her mother and fled Egypt. Why exile? Within the letter is a demand from the Queen that she brings back the Star of Isis. Where did she go and what precious treasure did she abscond with...

My love of Egyptian Art:

If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook then you'll know that one of my favorite places to visit for inspiration for my next two books in the Egyptian Exhibition at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art.

I think I could spend days wandering around, happily snapping an endless amount of pictures of the wall art, statues and various objects that reflect the amazing people who built them.

On a Personal Note:

I've never been a person to set strict goals for myself, however, this year is a new decade and with it, my fortieth birthday in February. I feel like its a milestone in my life. So instead of a list of goals I've decided on one mantra, one word to keep with me on a daily basis-- Productivity. I will strive for the next two books in my Kristi Brickham series published, and make time for hobbies I haven't done in a while: painting, reading more, photography.

What are your goals for the New Year? I'd love to know!

I hope you all have a wonderful New Year. See you in the New Year! 2020! The start of a new decade and the beginning of new possibilities!! I hope to see you all here and don't forget to like, share this post, and come visit me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Pinterest.

XOXO, Karrie along with my ever-faithful writing companions 💜

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