Okay so it looks like I fell off the planet. Promise - I'm still here. The last four years have been ... hard. There's no other word for it. Everything is fine. I'm fine, but I've been the caregiver of my mom who has Dementia. Between her needs, work, etc I seem to have lost control of my time. I am still writing and am trying hard to get back to my blog.

In case you weren't aware Phaze and HSWF which where under the Mundania Umbrella have closed. I was smart enough to get my titles back before all this happened. I'm happy to say the three books I sold to HSWF have been picked up by Melange Books and are available through their Satin Books imprint. I have even sold a new title to them called Magical Quest due out in 2022

I have also been lucky enough to find a publisher for my Vespian Way series. I'm now with Blushing Books under the name of Bethany Drake. I have five titles out with them right now and am close to submitting two more. There's Desire's Destiny, Desire's Duty and Desire's Promise. Then there is two in my werewolf series, Tears of the Queen and Legend of the Tears. I have just finished the rough draft of the third book in the series and have plans for a fourth one the moment I submit it.

I'll probably still be sporadic here on the blog. Unless I win the lottery and can hire someone to help me I can't avoid it, but know I'm still here still working hard in the background and am hoping to do better at keeping my blog alive.


Saturday, June 3, 2017

What happened to Barbara Donlon Bradley?

Actually, nothing.

But I did fall off the radar.  I haven't been posting for what? Six months? And the six months before that I had to push myself to get my interviews up on time.

I needed a break so I took one.

First, let me catch you up to speed.  First lets start with life in general. I was care-giver for my mother-in-law for six years. While we lived with her I started writing my Vespian Way series and wrote nine, almost ten books during that time. I think I wrote to escape because she and I banged heads a lot.

Sometime in June/July of last year I just stopped writing. I think it was my way of morning her passing back in February of 2016. I also picked up a part-time job that has me up at 4:30 in the morning two days a week. Now that might not sound like much, but it actually messes up four days for me because I have to go to bed so darn early the day before and am normally too tired to think the days I work those early hours.

I also have been thinking about leaving my publisher, which is for another blog. So writing wasn't something I wanted to do. I still edited for the publisher I work for, but everything went by the wayside.

I'm glad I did that. I needed to take a step away.

Now I'm ready to get back to it.



  1. Welcome back! We took a break, too - sometimes life happens. Sorry for your loss, glad you gave yourself some time with it.

  2. Thanks Adriana - life does happen and each of us needs to find the right way to deal with it or we can't move on.