I am proud to announce that I have partnered with Penguin Books for a (2) Book deal. This (2) book deal will be for the titles -Slow Burn- (Becks and Haddie) and -Sweet Ache- (Quinlan’s story).

The best part about this deal is that while you guys wait for these books to be released next March and June respectively, I am allowed to self-publish in the meantime. So… I am planning on releasing a cohesive collection of the Colton POV’s that I’ve written as well as some new ones. Expect that late August/early September. I also plan on writing a novella to go back and touch on something during that 10 year gap that I left between the last chapter and the epilogue of Crashed. That will be done late December/early January.

So this means something every 3-4 months from me for the next year. See, you’re going to get sick of me 😉

Also important in my decision to sign this deal with Penguin is their acknowledgement of how important book price is to me and my readers. I was happy with the prices proposed for Sweet Ache and Slow Burn and think you will be too when they are made available.

I know a lot of readers groan when they hear Indie authors take a traditional deal…I assure you it was a hard decision for me to make but I am confident in Penguin and am excited to partner with them in this next adventure in my writing career.




  1. That’s awesome news! Very happy for you! I’m looking forward to your new books over the next year. I can’t wait to read Beck’s and Quinlan’s stories! Much love! XOXOXOXO

  2. Brilliant, absolutely brilliant !!! Well done and I cannot wait to read your new books. Something to look forward.

    Pascale Jones

  3. Absolutely brilliant !!! Something to look forward to in the next few months.

  4. Congratulations hun x Well done x veru exciting news x can not wait till haddies stories released x #writekirstywrite xx

  5. Congratulations Kristy! That is so awesome!!!!! More Colton and Rylee is good news too!!!!!!!!
    I hope this will be a great stepping stone for whatever you dream! I don’t care where the books come from as long as we are touched by them that is all that matters!!!!!!
    Again Congratulations to you and your family!!!!!
    As Always YOU ROCK!!!!!

  6. Loved your books and I know you could have charged more for the books you published but you do have to look out for yourself. I cannot wait for ALL the books you are writing. Good luck to you.

  7. CONGRATULATIONS! That’s great news. Looking forward to reading all 4 planned books.

  8. So excited to read more about Colton & Rylee in between times -and for Becks & Haddie and Quilan’s stories – Miss them so much
    Keep em’ coming K-

  9. Excellent! Congrats on your new book deal and I am looking forward to your new release 🙂

  10. Congratulations. Anything Colton is a great treat for me!

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