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State Of The Trout: Writing News and 2019 Book Releases (Yes, including another Boss book)

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Hey there everybody! So, as you may recall, 2019 got off to a real, real fucking rocky start for me. I’m still not 100% recovered from my breakdown, so rather than push myself into another one, I decided to step back and accept that yup, I’ll probably have to put off Where We Land, which had been slated for March. And now I’m accepting the fact that yup, I have to tell everyone that’s what’s happening. Which sucks. But yes, for now, Where We Land is being pushed back. To when? I don’t know. Probably May. Maybe earlier. It’s all going to depend on my healing, how well I can function, and how much I can expend my energy. I very much downplayed the severity of what was going on, but as I’m still not quite myself, I don’t want to rush a book, have everyone hate it because it’s rushed, and then fall back into the pit of, “You were never supposed to do this, you’re a mistake, you don’t belong in the world,” which is the really dark place my imposter syndrome takes me.


This doesn’t mean I’m not writing. Nightmare Born is still updating every Tuesday on the Radish app. A new chapter becomes free every Tuesday, too, so if you’re patient enough, it can be a free read!

I’m also very pleased to announce that I’ve started writing for SyFy Fangrrls. They asked me to watch a movie called I Bought A Vampire Motorcycle and write about it.

A promotional image for I Bought A Vampire Motorcycle, featuring comic-style drawings of the cast and the demonic motorbike with the words "most motorcycles run on petrol...the one runs on blood!"

Yeah, it’s a real movie. You can read “67 thoughts we had while watching I Bought A Vampire Motorcycle” here. 

Look for more from me at SyFy Fangrrls coming soon, including articles about The Good Place and how fucking mad I am at the way we treat teenage girls in the fantasy genre.

Now, let’s talk about books. I’ve already mentioned that Where We Land is probably going to come out in May. But there will still be books in March and April. I’m working on re-releasing some of my Abigail Barnette titles that I’ve received the rights back on. Awakening Delilah will be available again in March, as part of the Northern Circle series that will feature books by me, Bronwyn Green, Jessica Jarman, and Kris Norris. All the books in the Northern Circle series will be paranormal romances set in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, making the deer, fox, and bat shifters in Awakening Delilah a perfect fit.

April brings us baseball (well, technically, March brings us baseball this year), so my Hardball series, previously released as three novellas (Long Relief, Double Header, and Triple Play), will be re-released as an anthology.

Now, if you already own those books, you don’t have to re-buy any of them. Any changes will be extremely insignificant, as I’m pretty happy with them.

Then, coming up in the fall, yes, there will be another book about Sophie Scaife and the men she loves. The Stepmother is going to pick up very close to where The Boyfriend ended. And it’s going to be a ride.

So, that’s the news I have for 2019, writing-wise. So far. I mean, anything can happen, right? Maybe tomorrow I’ll get offered a three book contract to write about marmalade.

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  1. Samira

    Hello Jenny, if you want another weird vampire vehicle experience, I recommend the 1982 Czechoslovak movie Ferat vampire. I liked it as a kid, never seen it again as an adult. You brought back these memories 🙂
    Found it on youtube with English subtitles.

    Also good luck with your writing!

    February 18, 2019
  2. Small jar of fireflies
    Small jar of fireflies

    I hope that all your art is very healing.

    February 19, 2019
  3. Christi

    I’m happy to know you are on the mend! The writing world needs you!

    One quick question….does that mean’s no Penny & Ian for 2019? I’m so anxious to find out how their little family is doing! You simply right to well and it keeps us all interested for years to come!

    February 19, 2019
  4. Dove

    You could always co-star with Paddington on the marmalade journey. XD

    Anyway, I think it’s definitely better to take it slow than to push yourself harder and have a quick burnout on top of feeling like crap. And I’m pretty sure most people would understand prioritizing your health (emotional and otherwise) over having the next book immediately. Best of wishes!

    February 19, 2019
  5. Gretel

    It’s perfectly okay if you need more time. You experienced tremendous pain and your health is priority. <3

    I just have the feeling that I totally missed something because I have no idea what Where We Land is about. o_o Can somebody fill me in?

    Looking forward to your projects and I'll buy your older books for sure, especially because now I can support you directly. :3

    February 20, 2019
    • Jenny Trout
      Jenny Trout

      I maybe have neglected to *say* what it’s about at any point in time. It’s a New Adult Romance (M/F) about two college-aged people who aren’t in college but live in a college town. They’re both kind of trying to escape their circumstances while feeling like failures for not having the stereotypical college experience.

      And they’re roommates.

      February 20, 2019
      • Gretel

        Yay, I’m so happy you replied! Thank you! <3

        That sounds super interesting and fun! And even though I went to uni, I also feel like a failure for achieving jack shit with my degree and not getting a job in my field so this is close to my heart (despite the different circumstances). No sarcasm, I'm seriously invested in reading about them and their experiences.
        And the roommate thing makes it even better! Makes for interesting conflicts and some good angst.

        I'm pumped!

        February 20, 2019

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