Brighton Walsh, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author

Baby, It’s Cold Outside

But seriously. It is. I’m currently sitting, snuggled up on my bed under roughly three blankets with the space heater going, watching movie-perfect snowflakes fall outside. All in all, a pretty fan-freaking-tastic day.

This past week, I finished HSD, got that damn synopsis (*shakes fist at my nemesis*) written and the query all ready to go. What’s that mean? Time to move on to one of the 213484123 other projects I have going on in my head.

Which one, though?

That’s what I’ve been spending the last week struggling with. I have roughly eight plot bunnies that are grappling for first place. And it sort of sucked to realize that the one I wanted to write first was not the one I needed to write first. Huh. How about that. That whole you wanna be an author for real, so start acting like it thing kind of bashed me upside the head.

So. Today I dove into the outline for the second book in my planned three book, companion series. And do you know what’s amazing? If I stop fighting it, the words? They just come. 

See? Amazing.

While I’m over here with my fingers flying over the keyboard, getting ready to throw a wrench into my very straight-laced heroine’s life plan, why don’t you grab a glass of wine and a blanket, curl up on the couch and read (since I can’t). Really, you’re doing it for me.

And if you don’t have anything to read, did you know that the swoontastic Anna and the French Kiss is only $2.99 today? This is, without a doubt, in my top five YA books. And Etienne? Whoa, mama. He is in my top three swoony boys.

So, while I’m over here writing about swoony (and sort of badass) boys, go read about one.


Hot Single Dads and Release Dates and the Kitchen Sink

Well, holy hell. Has it really been *mumbles behind hand* months since I posted? I’ve been a bad, bad blogger. Fortunately, me being a bad blogger means I’ve had time to do other things. Like, you know, write and stuff.

And you might be interested to know that the last thing I wrote? Was based on this dude:

I know, right?  I affectionately refer to him as Hot Single Dad (HSD for short). Yes, ladies, we have Daddy Swoons in this novella. And if you enjoyed that little ditty, you might also enjoy the board full of inspiration I often gazed at while writing. (What did we do before Pinterest?)

Besides being lost in HSD-land, I’ve (still) been working on edits for the full length novel I completed back in…yeah. October. *hangs head* Editing is a long and grueling and tedious and sometimes heinous process. So, you know, it takes a bit of time. And, to be fair, I did stop in the middle of editing because HSD kept waking me up at night, demanding face time. He’s very bossy.

During my (not so) brief hiatus, I also received news that Corporate Affairs will be available in print sometime this year. I’m not sure the definite release date, but I’ll post as soon as I find out.

And speaking of release dates… I got notification that Plus One’s release date has been set to May 6th! The back cover copy has been finalized, but copy and line edits are still taking place. And then there’s the cover art (which I can hardly wait to see…and show you!), but things are moving along. As soon as I can properly tease you with content of Olivia and dear sweet Ian, I will share here on the blog.  

Until then, go and do as I sometimes do: scroll aimlessly through those Pinterest boards. You know, for research.



Thin Ice Available!

I just got a note from the editor for the Corporate Affairs anthology that Thin Ice is being included in another, smaller anthology of the same name!

Thin Ice will be going on full release December 31st, and can be pre-ordered on Xcite’s site. It’s also available for Kindle right now on Amazon.

This is the same short story that is currently in the Corporate Affairs anthology available at Xcite, Amazon, and for pre-order at Barnes and Noble.

And, since you’re here . . . have you checked out my (naughty) Pinterest boards? It’s probably not safe for work (but, really, since when is anything of mine ever safe for work?), but it is oh, so good. I’m collecting all sorts of yummy pictures to inspire new stories, and I’ve even posted a couple things that remind me of my upcoming novella, Plus One.  If the pics are really good, I like to cross-post them to my author Facebook page (like the pic of the hero in the book I’m currently working on editing) just because I like to look at them in every possible media outlet.

So, in short: check out Thin Ice! follow my Pinterest boards! like my author Facebook page! And then grab yourself someone (or something *wink wink nudge nudge*) because you’ll probably need it…