Merry Wordsmas.


I am sitting here in the quiet house drinking coffee and about to head into the word document for Kai 2.

The coffee is great. The year has been ups and downs but so damned interesting.

I’ve been to Chennai, India to see Ree and to the UK to see the Five. Been to a few conventions including GRL and have met a ton of people—way too many to list but oh God, sooooo many people. Spent time with my dearest sisters Lisa, Skippy, and Mary and had the wonderful opportunity to strengthen my friendship with Greg Tremblay. We lost Neko but she carries on in the Cole McGinnis series and I’ve written the last book in that arc. You’ve let me experiment with different genres, supporting me as I hop through mysteries, thrillers, paranormal suspense and urban fantasy.

Ending the year writing Absinthe of Malice, the transition book between Sloe Ride and the final Sinners book and delving into Kai 2 which already has a title—yay—but I’m going to hold out to see if it remains that title. Next year will be pretty busy, I’ve somehow got to shove in a few novels in twelve months and there’s so much to write and so damned little time to do so. I’m looking at Hellsingers, Rook & Dante, expanding Dim Sum Asylum out and another Half Moon Bay. So, I’ve got that on the shelf to be done.

So before I dip down into Kai’s San Diego, I wanted to take a moment to wish you all a fantastic holidays and to please be sure to take care of yourselves. Take some time to breathe. Have that cup of coffee or tea. Nibble a little bit of sweet and/or savoury. Cuddle a kitten or a puppy. Go to a museum. Go stare at the stars.

Love to you all.
Rhys Ford

33 thoughts on “Merry Wordsmas.

  1. tweetybyrd

    Merry, merry Christmas from the very warm NC. Thanks for all the joy & entertainment your books have provided me this year. Have a joyous Today & a fun filled 2016!

  2. Colette

    May your New Year be filled with love, laughter, good friends and the time to do everything you want to do

  3. Kyra

    Have a wonderful FUN filled Holiday Season! I look forward to your new books next year!

  4. Sandy

    You’re responsible for a lot of the things I’m thankful for this past year and looking forward to next year;) Have a wonderful New Year, Rhys

  5. Marilyn Adam

    I stared at the gorgeous full moon last night
    Wow! Have a merry day and a wonderful and successful year (miss talented pants). You are a fabulous writer and superb human.

  6. Barbara Arrowood

    Merry Christmas Rhys! One of my gifts to myself is your wonderful books! I hope you have a great and prosperous New Year!!!

  7. Sara Ella

    Merry Christmas to you and thank you for all of the wonderful stories and in audio too! I hope you have a wonderful year ahead.

  8. Thank you for sharing your wonderful imagination with us, 2015 has been a weird year, at times very stressfull, however your books along with your brilliant narrators have really helped me de-stress! So Merry Christmas to you and I hope you have a really Happy New Year!

  9. Mary

    You truly are a wordsmith, Ms. Rhys.
    May the love & warmth of the season carry you into the New Year!

  10. Patricia

    Merry Christmas in the spirit of love. Glad to see you were trodding my old stomping grounds, Chennai. Came of age there. Was a different named city, Madras. A place of exotic people who are very friendly. I think the essence is the same. Continue to write marvelously and enjoy the beautiful San Diego, a special place…stay well.

  11. Thank you for all the good reads this year. Looking forward to whatever comes next out of your fantastic brain. Hope the holidays find you happy and healthy. Enjoy. Hugs.

  12. Personally, I am happy it is over, the before was good. I keep telling everyone I am going no where, doing nothing… and it never happens. 4 days of being nice to people… shudders…. I and the kids need space.

    Hope you had a good Christmas. I am actually hoping we get the ice today. After I fill containers and buy more water – on a well so no hydro, no water… then we can’t go anywhere and I can READ!!!! 🙂

    When is Absinthe out??

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