A: The Addison Holmes series is finished! But, there will be two spin-off series coming your way in the near future. Agent Matt Savage will get his own series, and Aunt Scarlet will get her own series titled the Aunt Scarlet Chronicles. You will get to see glimpses of some of your favorite characters from the Addison Holmes Series. Stay tuned for covers and preorders for both of these series.
A: Yes! This series has no end in sight. DIRTY MONEY just came out in February 2019, and A DIRTY JOB is up for preorder everywhere and will release in November 2019. There will be two JJ Graves books out every year from now on. (Or at least that's the plan).
A: The MacKenzie series is finished. I've shifted my focus from writing romance to writing mysteries (with a little bit of romance thrown in). My heart is in writing mysteries, so that's what I'm going to write. The MacKenzies will forever hold a place in my heart because they're the reason I've gotten to meet and know so many amazing readers. I encourage you to reread the series, check out the audiobooks, or share the series with your friends or book club.
A: I have no idea! That's up to the publisher (Pocket Books). As of right now, there are no more books contracted, but I'd love to continue the series.
A: Because...I can't. I used to write 4-6 books per year, plus a few novellas. The truth is I was burning my candle at both ends, and events in my personal life made meeting my deadlines even more difficult. My husband and I sat down and talked about it, and we came to the consensus that I would be writing two books a year for the time being for my health and our family. You'll be the first to know if things change!
A: You can't do anything until you write a book, so sit down and start writing.
A: The best thing to do is join a writer's organization or take classes so you can master your craft. Those organizations can guide you in submitting to agents and publishers.
A: Unfortunately, I can't read your manuscript because of legal reasons. I suggest you join a writer's organization. They usually have critique groups and contests you can enter to get feedback on your work.
A: I haven't been doing signings for the same reason I've stopped writing 4-6 books per year. Maintaining a healthy body and mind has been my focus the last couple of years, and speaking and signings are stressful. My hope is that I'll be able to attend signings in the future.
A: You can find them at all retailers, including physical bookstores and online retailers. If a bookstore doesn't have the book you're looking for, they can order it for you, so make sure you ask!
A: The truth is...no. All of my books have been through multiple rounds of editing. And still there are times when something is overlooked, or a detail (like a wrong eye color) may not have gotten caught by myself or a copyeditor. Mistakes happen in every book, and I've got 60 books published, many of which I have no control over. My time is best spent focusing on the book I'm currently writing.
A: Yes! Authors love reviews. They're very helpful, especially to the publisher. If you read a book and enjoy it, from any author, take the time to leave a review somewhere.
A: For right now, J.J. Graves is my priority since I'll be writing two a year. In between those I'll be working on the Addison Holmes spin-offs.