SPECIAL FEATURE: What’s new in 2021? ~ by Kristine Raymond (And a reader EXCLUSIVE!)


What’s new in 2021? ~ by Kristine Raymond

Happy New Year!  Can I tell you how nice it is to type ‘2021’ instead of ‘2020’?  Who would’ve thought the transition from teen years to adulthood would be so rocky?  But we made it through, and this decade has reached legal drinking age, so let the party begin!

Oh, wait.  I can’t party – I have too much to do.  Because my answer to ‘What’s new in 2021?’ is books, books, and more books!

I know, it’s been a while since I published, but that hasn’t stopped story ideas from popping into my head at every turn.  There are lots of exciting characters headed your way this year, and readers of Reader’s Entertainment Magazine are getting a sneak peek of what I have planned.

** A new Finn’s Finds Mystery **

Hitting e-readers everywhere the first half of the year (sorry, can’t be more precise than that at the moment) is Finn-icky Eaters, the second book in the Finn’s Finds Mystery series.


Grandma Lena’s Bake-Off entry knocked ‘em dead – literally.  Convinced the cops have arrested the wrong person, will Finn find the perpetrator of the poisonous pastries before she’s 86ed for good?

If you haven’t yet read the first book in the series, you can find Finn-agled here.



** New series **

Also new this year is the Hounds of Love series; short romances with a canine theme. The
first story – Leash Law – will be making its debut soon.

I’m also working on an original short story for inclusion in Kaleidoscope Hearts: Volume
Three. This anthology will be available wide for a limited time as a free download, and it’s
an excellent opportunity to discover new-to-you authors. Mark your calendars for February
14! You won’t want to miss it!

*** Reader’s Entertainment Magazine Exclusive ***

There’s a new Hidden Springs book coming!

I know – I’ve stated on multiple occasions that I was through with the series, but the characters have different ideas.  Christopher Mackenzie, Sam and Kate’s son, wants a HEA of his own, so who am I to deny him?

Hitting bookshelves – virtual and otherwise – in the first half of 2021 will be Royal Desires, the tenth book in the Hidden Springs series.  Bookmark my website – www.kristineraymond.com – to keep up with my new releases or sign up for my newsletter for sneak peeks.

Speaking of my newsletter, I slacked off in 2020 (there’s that dreaded year again) and stopped sending it.  Quite honestly, with no new books out, I didn’t have much to share, and rather than clutter your inboxes with the same old tired “nothing going on here” email, I let it rest.  Time to wake it up, though, ‘cause there are lots of new things coming your way!

** Later in the year **

For the latter half of 2021, I plan to release another Finn’s Finds book (not sure which yet as I have four possible stories to run with) and a second Hounds of Love story.  Whew!  Told you I’d be busy!

“What about your podcast?”

Ah, yes.  Thanks for asking.  In order to devote time to my writing, I’ve put Word Play with Kristine Raymond on hiatus.  Don’t worry, though; you can still catch all 231 episodes on your favorite audio platform or by visiting the website.

** Final Words **

In my spare time – (insert hysterical laughter here) – I’ll be putting in a second Hügelkultur garden, expanding the chicken enclosure, and chasing after my furbabies.  A productive year, to be sure!

What’s new for you in 2021?








It wasn’t until later in life that Kristine Raymond figured out what she wanted to be when she grew up, an epiphany that occurred in 2013 when she sat down and began writing her first novel.  Over a dozen books in multiple genres later, there are a multitude of ideas floating around in her head thus assuring she’ll never be idle.

When a spare moment does present itself, she fills it by navigating the publishing and promotional side of the business.  When not doing that, she spends time with her husband and furbabies (not necessarily in that order) at their home in south-central Kentucky, gardens, reads, or binge-watches Netflix.

To find out more, please visit her website at www.kristineraymond.com and follow her on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and BookBub.

Kristine is represented by Mickey Mikkelson at Creative Edge Publicity.