I’ve been AWOL for a while. I released A Hunted Man on April 29 and it’s been crazy busy. I’m wrapping up my two week blog tour while trying to balance my usual work.

I was nervous about the release for many reasons. The book was long, it was very different from book 1, I’m a new authors, etc, etc. I had tons of excuses and worried about everything. My only wish for this book – please don’t suck.

I walked into this without expectations.

I had no idea how it would all play out.

The acceptance of my writing has been overwhelming. I’m humbled. I’ve received so many messages, comments, and positive reviews.

I’m shocked. I’m happy. I’m speechless.

But most of all, I’m incredibly thankful.


Each author includes a bio at the end of their book. Mine begins with…

“Jaime Reese is the alter ego of an artist who loves the creative process of writing, just not about herself.”

I’m new to writing, but not the genre. That’s why, to me, it was so important to know what readers thought about my writing before openly saying who I am. I’ve kept who I am relatively guarded. It’s my nature, I’m a private person. It takes me a while to open up. But I haven’t hidden. It’s in my name, it’s in the opening of my bio. It’s easy to connect the dots and many of you have 🙂

Some of you know me only as Jaime Reese, the author – and that is so amazing to me I can’t even wrap my brain around it. While others know me by my other name in the genre, Reese Dante, the cover artist. I know, for some, it may seem odd to use two different names. To me, it makes sense. One uses words, the other uses brush/pen strokes.

Will I continue to write? Absolutely – as long as readers want to read what I write. Will I continue to do cover art? Of course, as long as authors and publishers want me.

Never, in my wildest dreams, did I ever think people would buy a book I wrote or send me messages asking about the status of my next book.

I’m finally at a point in my life where I feel as if I can breathe again.  For that, I’m eternally grateful.

Thank you, from the bottom of my heart. Thank you.