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Happy Neo Release Day!

Happy release day, everyone!

I’m hideously excited for the release of the latest Papaioannou book, and can’t wait to hear what you think of it. If you are a newsletter subscriber, be sure to check your inbox for the newsletter, because it includes an exclusive freebie short story. And if you aren’t subscribed but want in on the exclusive stuff, trot over here to subscribe.


Acropolis Now cover with handsome man in front of the acropolis
Editor Laura just got Bastian’s book back to me with her edits.
People, with luck, with a lot of luck (and my copyeditor having enough time to deal with the MS in April), we might just have Bastian out in May.
Greek book is on schedule for release in April!

My brain, she is the pooped

OK, guys…38,266 words later, the Girl’s Guide prequel novella is done. And yes, I wrote more than 12K of that today. I’m pooped.
And just in time, because I think Editor Laura will be sending me back the fourth Greek book tomorrow.
Urban fantasy spin off of Karma Marx is scheduled to be next on the writing list, but eh. Not sure if that will happen, or if it will get shuffled around. I’m kind of leaving it up to the muse to decide what she wants to write.
For those of you keeping track, that’s a total of more than 138,000 words written since January 3rd. The muse is running amok. 🙂

Happy Day to You!

Happy Valentine’s/Galentine’s Day, my dumplings of delight!
If you have subscribed to my newsletter, check your inboxes for your valentine and the first look at the new Greek book cover and title, plus the story of why one book means so much to me.

Mmm, more Greek men!

What’s Katie Workin’ On Wednesday: the first chapter of the new Greek book is done, and I’ve started on the second. This book will be introducing a whole new side to the Papaioannou family, one who has been at odds with our beloved Yacky, Theo, and Dmitri. I’m very excited about revisiting all the characters, as well introducing the new peeps.
I don’t have a title for this book yet, so if you have a suggestion, let me know!

Sidekick Shout-out #1

Once a month I hope to do a shout-out to a secondary character. This month, I’ve chosen the most recent of sidekicks, MacKenzie Fitzwilliam from Enthralled.
I’ll be honest with you–Mac was born out of my love for Kate McKinnon, especially as seen in her role in the female version of Ghostbusters. Her mad scientist so delighted me that I knew I had to blight Jenna with a character that reminded me of McKinnon, a woman who was wholly supportive, but who lived for her science. And was also a bit heedless…and adventurous…and pretty much completely without boundaries.
Mac delighted me from the very start, since I could imbue her with all the wackiness that balanced out Jenna’s angst and Keeley’s darkness. The fact that she ended up with a small herd of devoted sexual partners never once surprised me, nor did the fact that she fully expected to go wherever Jenna went with Keeley. For that matter, it didn’t strike Jenna as odd that Mac would accompany them to their new home. Only Keeley had a few minutes wondering why he ended up with a Beloved who wasn’t a Beloved, her eccentric and sometimes dangerous sidekick, and a small harem of devoted followers, but he soon figured out that where Jenna went, there wenteth Mac.
What do you think about main protagonists having sidekicks? Do you dive fully into those relationships, or do you give them a firm side eye?

It’s that time again!

I’m writing like the wind on the blue dragon book. In the mean time, enjoy the glory that is my 2022 writing calendar

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