Simplify and Downsize, Oh My!

Hello Everyone! It’s been a while! I wanted to update you on a few things and see how you all were. I hope well!

To simplify my life, I’ve decided to send out my author newsletter only monthly for now, instead of weekly. I’ll post sporadically on my author blog too, for now. That may change in the future. I’ll tell you why I’m making this change in a moment.

I still want to communicate with my readers weekly, so I’ll be posting on my FB page:, and on my Street Team FB group. (If you want to sign up for that, go here for details:


We’re still settling back into our apartment after the flood accident that happened back at the end of November. There’s a few handfuls of boxes yet to unpack and bags of books to give away. Yep, we’re sorting through everything as we unpack. (Downsizing!)

It’s been okay sometimes and frustrating at other times. I’ve been avoiding the boxes to do work, but it’s hard to focus with my stuff is in boxes in the middle of the room. Pissing me off! {You know what I mean?!}

One of my friends pointed out that it’s a grieving process letting go of stuff that used to mean something to me, and no longer does. That version of me no loner exists. {Sigh}

So I’m leaving space for the grieving process…


My science fiction mystery series is still front and center for my next book series, but won’t be published until Spring 2020.

Pushed back the pub date because I needed to put less pressure (and stress!) on myself during the editing process. I felt like I was rushing and that would be fair to you, my readers.

So doing a monthly newsletter will help me because it’s one less weekly task to do. 😉

I’m still taking edits and feedback from the Early Reader team, so if that’s you, and you owe me pages, you can still get them to me. 🙂 Thanks! You’re awesome!


I get lots of ideas from reading Futurism and

I also really loved reading Amy Webb’s THE SIGNALS ARE TALKING.

When I remember, I love sharing cool NASA news online and sharing NASA’s Image of the Day, which can be found here:

The image for this post is of the Star Formation in the Orion Nebula, which I love.

Wouldn’t it be cool if Janey McCallister, my space station investigator, could see this nebula when she’s sipping her drink at Sky Bar, off duty of course?!


How are you? What are you geeking out about? I’d love to hear! Post in the comments below.




Coming in 2020: Janey McCallister Space Station Mystery by B. D. BaranyBeth Barany writes magical tales of romance, mystery, and adventure that empower women and girls to be the heroes of their own lives. Beth is the award-winning author of Henrietta The Dragon Slayer, the first book in the YA Fantasy trilogy and the acclaimed paranormal romance Touchstone series, including A Cupcake Christmas. Her upcoming series, the Janey McCallister Space Station mystery series, is due out in Spring 2020.

To get new release announcements, follow Beth on BookBub and on Amazon.

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