Changes On the Writing Front

Over the last year I’ve been struggling with some hard decisions about the direction I want to take my writing, about the type of books I want to write, and about the books I have already written. Much of what I have decided will affect this website and author name. For example:

  1. Within the next few years, I will be writing Young Adult Fiction and publishing it under the name Stephannie Beman.
  2. Which means I will no longer be writing romance or any books with sex in them under the name Stephannie Beman.
  3. This also means all my novels and short stories that I have published will be removed from this website and from sell within the next week. From this moment on all romances will be written under a pen name. Some of my books will eventually find their way to my romance pen name. Others will not.

I’m sure some of you are wondering why I’m changing to YA Fiction and why I don’t just create a pen name for it rather than go about it this way. I will happily admit that creating a pen name would be easier, smarter, and less of a pain in my pu-tush, except for one really big reason: MY DAUGHTERS.

My DAUGHTERS have been asking me to write a book they can read for years and I have finally agreed. Hence, the YA Fiction.  And while I could create a pen name for my YA Fiction my oldest DAUGHTER has decided that she wants to write the books with me during the Summer months and she wants her name on the book with mine. We’ve already done the prep work for the first two stories in the series. She also wants to give those YA books to the public and school libraries.

Now I’m uncomfortable selling YA Fiction and books with more erotic elements under the same name. I don’t want a child to pick out my Romances thinking it’s YA Fiction. I would hope that parents would supervise their children’s reading books better, but I know from personal, childhood experience that  that isn’t always the case.

Since it will be some time since my last release and until my next release, I should be ok moving my Stephannie Beman author name into YA. And for those who like my day planners for writers, you will still be about to find them here.

If you would like to be notified of the new pen names for Stephannie Beman, please click this link and sign up and I’ll let you know when I’m ready to reveal them.

The Stagecoach Bride is Available For A Limited Time (So Grab Your Copy Now If You Want To Read It)

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Over on Facebook, there were some people who said they never read The Stagecoach Bride.  Long story short, I handed over the rights to this book to Stephannie Beman.  She has graciously agreed to put the book back up for sale so you can get the original version now.  Remember, I am rewriting this book.  I bought the rights to the characters and the world, but I did not buy the original version.

Here is the original book:

The Stagecoach Bride ebook cover

The original version is going to be available until April 24, so make sure to grab your copy  now if you want to read it.  After this, it will be taken down permanently.

(Since some people were surprised by the heat level in this book, it is spicier than what I typically do.  Just a warning so people are prepared.)

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