Two years ago, for my 31st birthday, I got the news that I was past the ‘danger zone’ and well into a real, successful pregnancy for the first time in four years of fertility treatments and disappointments. It was an amazing gift.

Last year, for my 32nd birthday, my gift was two happy, healthy babies and the return of some semblance of normality to our lives – at six months old, they were finally fun instead of ungrateful lumps.

Today is my 33rd birthday, and my gift is something completely different and a bit unexpected. Soul Mate Publishing has contracted to publish my very first novella. (!!!)

‘Thieves’ Honor’ is a historical fantasy romance featuring a shy wizard and a thief with secrets, set in a magical Victorian London. It will be released in spring of 2016; when I have a firm release date, I’ll be posting a lot more about it.

I’m insanely excited about this, and I’ve been hard at work on the second story in the series, too. It’s an amazing opportunity and I’m looking forward to every new experience it’s going to bring me.

In the meantime, it is definitely time for birthday wine.