(Updated 4/19/22 to add the Apple link.)
(Updated 5/17/22) to add Google Play and Storytel. Audible will be coming very soon!)
The Vengeance audio book is finally going live!
There were some technical difficulties, communications issues, illnesses, coursework, and much, much more that got in the way of this going live (and that was just on my side of it).
But, it's finally underway. Below, you will find some links to various audio book sites. I will update (daily, as needed) as more of the sites populate.
NOTE: Audible may be among the last to upload because they do their own quality control check in addition to what has already been done through Findaway books (they may take as long as 30 additional days).
Barnes and Noble
In 2018 I published Vengeance, book 5 in the Confluence series. And nothing since. I get emails and messages daily asking me where book 6 is.
I understand. As a reader, I'd wonder too.
But it's not written yet. I have lots of ideas, outlines, and so forth, but very little in the way of finished content.
I wish I knew for sure. Whatever has gone wrong with me is complex. Since 2018 I've seen a lot of doctors and therapists of various types.
Here's what I know:
I have three sleep disorders. I was diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea just before the pandemic. I am 100% compliant with CPAP therapy, even for the briefest of catnaps. The second sleep disorder is called Periodic Limb Movement Disorder (PLMD). I also have delayed sleep phase disorder which in my case means my brain has trouble setting a normal circadian rhythm.
In January of 2021 I was diagnosed with ADHD. Apparently I've had this all my life, but have managed it pretty well. But the complicated problems I currently have exacerbated it, thrusting it to the forefront. I currently experience problems with time blindness, time management, procrastination, and motivation.
Just last month I was diagnosed with severe menopausal symptoms and was put on hormone replacement therapy. This particular issue may actually go all the way back to 2009--assuming that what I had been calling "strange sweats" were actually what is more commonly called hot flashes. I think I can be forgiven for not immediately thinking menopause since I was 38 at that time (now 49). The symptoms--many of which I had no idea could be from menopause--have worsened severely over the ensuing 11 years. The lack of common knowledge on menopause is CRIMINAL.
I have been working on a long and detailed blog post on the unspoken topic of menopause, but at this juncture I'll say this: Based on the recommendation of (an older female) counselor who was helping me with my ADHD symptoms, I sought out and met with a local menopause expert (a gynecologist that specializes in menopause) and according to her my symptoms are classic. She said that many women my age, at the height of their careers, leave work altogether because they feel like they are losing their minds.
She said, (I'm paraphrasing), "You may have been wondering if you're developing early-onset dementia. You're not."
I had been thinking that.
Since this difficulty with writing manifested/solidified in 2018 I've posted several times on this blog that "I'm feeling better. I'm writing again." But those feelings were always short-lived. (I'm an optimist.) I will not promise anything right now. I am feeling better, but I don't know if it will last. I'm only 3 weeks into the HRT.
I'm currently in the middle of my 3rd of 5 semesters of an MFA program in Writing Popular Fiction at Seton Hill University. Getting this degree will give me the qualifications (along with my previous publications) needed for teaching at the college level, which is something I've always wanted to do. This program has been a struggle, considering I decided to enroll at the height of my symptoms, but I'm getting through it. As a side benefit, I'm writing a novel as part of the coursework. This novel is NOT Confluence number 6, nor is it even in the same universe. I didn't want my professors to have to wade through a series as part of my education, so I started something new. I have no idea when this novel will be published.
That's it for now. More updates when something changes.
Jennifer Foehner Wells
I'm an author of the Space Opera variety.
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