Pulling back a bit

future awaitsI wanted to let readers know that I will be away for the foreseeable future. There are many reasons behind this, but it is my hope that you will continue to enjoy my books and recommend them to others.

I will continue writing, but my online presence and interaction will be severely diminished. As will my publishing schedule.

The enthusiasm within the my Goodreads fan group has helped me pump out 10 releases in 2015, but I cannot keep that pace going with the reality bombs life has decided to drop on me as of late. Business, family and health issues have had a huge impact in the last year and I must bend to necessities of the real world as much as anyone else.

In the last four years, we have raised nearly $10,000 for LGBT youth. That, in itself, is something I am proud to have been a part of. Again, it was the people in the GR group who helped make that happen. They deserve all the credit.

I’ve met many wonderful people while writing, even those still under the illusion that I’m a woman. I hate to break it to you, but yeah, I’m a guy. Have been for 50 years now, so we’re moving into the bitter old queen stage. (Use caution.)

Going forward, I plan to use my (increasingly limited) time to focus on writing well and less on trying to attract the readers who need to be constantly ‘entertained’ via social media. As an indie writer, I don’t have the time, the resources, or frankly, the inclination. Most people who know me in real life (and not the online persona), understand that I’m a cranky old sod who is extremely protective, opinionated and private.

I hope you’ll stick around, but I’ll understand if you drift away. Life is just life. The best way to stay informed about new releases and upcoming book sales is by signing up for my email list. (Subscribe on the right. >>>)

I wish the very best for all of you.

Love ’em hard,

Brandon Shire

  • Rayanvar

    It’s OK, Brandon – for me at least. I love your stories and can fully understand your need for privacy and time for yourself and that what is important to you. I hope that breaking the ’50 – barrier’ is going to be smooth and your health of all things will stay in best shape. I wish you lots of inspiration, a friendly muse and faithful fans who will stay by you with or without being petted.

  • Ravyn Bryce

    Read my first book by you today (Afflicted), enjoyed it immensely, purchased the second and now to wait for its arrival thru the slow post. Will enjoy reading more of what is out there in the future and any tidbits that may come in the future. Take care and 50, been there and done that. The future only gets better and I hope it does for you.

  • Stephen del Mar

    Take care!

  • Morticia Knight

    I certainly understand the reality bombs – 2015 has been a spectacular explosion for me as well. I hope everything eases up for you much sooner rather than later and wish you all the best.

  • Mary Duval

    You are going to be missed I look forward to your blog and love your writing,I hope you stay well and come back soon.

  • Sticking around 😉

  • JR W

    as I said on GR, you’ll be missed , but don’t be a stranger. Come and see us some time. My best to you and whatever you do. peace

  • JillW

    Wishing you all the best. Even though I refuse to believe 50 is old. 😉

    • 50 isn’t old. Just the start of life. Thanks for the kind words.

  • I will miss seeing your posts. I understand the reasoning, though. <3 be well, Brandon.

  • Best of luck. I’ve always enjoyed your books and your patter. Hugs.