Hey, everyone. It’s really sad to have to make this post, but it’s also kind of a relief to be off the fence: I’m ‘retiring’ as an author, possibly for good, although I really hope not.
Most of my Facebooking readers and author friends will probably have seen me posting about not being able to write because of my health over the past couple of years. I have what’s usually referred to as ME/CFS – myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome – which has no effective treatments and no cure at the moment. It’s not a disease that kills, but it is a life sentence for the majority of people who have it, even if it’s not a death sentence. It might not affect me this severely forever, but for now it seems likely that it will, and so my writing career has ground to a halt.
My books are still available for sale, and that won’t change, so if you want to read a certain one but haven’t gotten around to it yet, you’ll still be able to do that.
To the readers, authors and friends who have supported me, critiqued me, promoted me, made me laugh and made me think over the past seven years – thank you so very much. I appreciate you so much more than I’ve shown. And I’m sorry I’m not able to continue writing any of the books I’ve been sharing WIP excerpts from.
Maybe one day I’ll come bursting back onto the BDSM romance scene with ten completed novels ready to publish – but if not, please know that you guys made my dream career possible, even if it was only for a little while. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Amy Valenti – July 2017
If anyone wants to keep in touch, my email address is: amy (at) amyvalenti (dot) com for as long as you can see this website – I don’t tend to check comments on blog posts, nor do I get email notifications for them, so a comment here likely will go unread for months or years. x