Blog Update: June 2022

Hey everyone!

If you haven’t noticed, it’s been a while since I last posted. That’s because things change, and the blog has not been at the top of my priorities, I’m sorry to say. I enjoyed it while I posted, but lately, my focus has shifted to my fiction. With a full-time job and writing in all my free moments, I find myself short on time. If you’ve never run a business while trying to be creative and working at the same time, I can assure you, it takes a lot!

So, now, I’m going to make this place into what I imagined and build it from there. I will be centering it around real interactions and the stories I tell. I want to embrace the cozy stories I started with Pie-Jinks that have given me, and so many of you, so much joy during some really difficult times. I want to make my stories more inclusive, including members from more diverse communities as I write, such as the LGBT+ communities (just in case you couldn’t tell they are present in some of my books already). I want to be able to produce audiobooks so I can include members of the hard-of-hearing communities. I want my books to be safe, home, warm, and accessible for everyone.

And to do that, I need to change the way I do things.

Thus, I am working on changing how I run this writing part of my life, and blogging is something I will be backing away from. I will still post from time to time, mostly with updates or things I want to share, but I will not be posting weekly like I used to.

I do strongly encourage you to follow me elsewhere (you can find me at the social media links in the sidebar) or subscribe to my newsletter to keep up to date on everything.

A bunch of things are going to be changing. So far, all I’ve discussed is the blog. But if you also follow me on Facebook, you’ll likely have seen my post about ARC and street teams. Those will be dissolving, at least for now, as well.

Here’s what all this means for you: more focused messages and more meaningful interactions. Focused book releases. Even better stories.

You see, with working full time and with the release schedule I had set for myself, it was hard to really celebrate each book and interact with you all about it. But I want to. I couldn’t even build my street team and ARC team in a meaningful way.

So moving forward, here’s what you can expect: more about each upcoming book, not just drop-and-run releases. Celebrations around releases.

And even better books.

Friends, I have so much planned for us. So I ask you to stick by with these changes. Watch for the new posts. Interact when you want to.

Above all, I want all of you to look at my books, to come to my social site and websites, and feel like you are welcome, you are included, and you are home.

Love you all, and happy reading!


PS: have you noticed my new banner logo yet? I am fully embracing the cozy!

Selina's new logo featuring a purple watercolor splash, a slice of pumpkin pie, sage green sparkles, and a purple witch hat on Selina's name. Text reads Selina J. Eckert: A Delicious Read.