As promised, even though I’m not blogging writing tips right now (though I am trying to work it back into my schedule), I’m keeping everyone updated. Today, you’ll find out how you can read both of my series for FREE—and there’s an awesome giveaway somewhere below. Let’s start with some news!
For the first time in my entire author life, I have seen my books placed in a library. These moments might seem super small, but they feel super huge to me. As a teen librarian myself, I know how important libraries are to a community. They are amazing. If you’re lucky enough to have one nearby, be sure to visit your local library. Make sure to request your favorite materials too, because most libraries will consider ordering them! We librarians love you for it.
Minutes Before Sunset (book 1 of the Timely Death trilogy) is officially available as an audiobook! If you watched the behind-the-scenes video, then I’m sure you’re excited. I’m placing it below again in case you missed it last time. The narrators, Sarah Puckett and Steve Campbell, are so talented. They truly brought the Dark to life. Check it out on Audible. I feel incredibly lucky to have dual narrators on this series. Want to win a copy? Keep reading!
The Bad Bloods series and the Timely Death trilogy are now available through Kindle Unlimited. If you’re a Kindle Unlimited subscriber, you can read both series for free. This is a limited-time offer, so make sure to grab them while you can. I’m super excited to see these books reach more readers on a new platform!
In personal news, this year has been super hard, not going to lie. Sometimes I think it’s been the hardest year in regards to my writing. As many of you know, I’ve been struggling with some health issues, and my cat had cancer this year. Thankfully, my cat Boo Boo beat cancer. (YAY!) I wish I could also say I’m all better now, but I’m really just learning how to cope with everything better. Basically, (and I find it really hard to open up about these things), I’m not able to hold most food down. It’s caused major malabsorption problems. My Vitamin D levels were that of an 83-year-old at one point, which doesn’t sound like a big deal, but it made my bones really brittle. My hair started to turn bleach-white and fall out. (Not usual graying, which I would be cool with.) Whatever it is has caused a lot of issues. Despite visiting three gastroenterologists, a rheumatologist, and two physicians, (not to mention getting too many procedures and tests to count), I’m still without a set diagnosis. The current weeding-out diagnosis landed me on two auto-immune disorders, but living with auto-immune disorders means a set of diet and lifestyle experiments that haven’t worked for me yet. Right now, doctors have told me my next step is visiting a medical university, but my insurance won’t cover it, and the local medical university won’t see me unless I’m covered. So until I can get better insurance, I’m sort of at a loss. I’m trying to keep my hopes up. Some days are easier than others. But I am really sick of feeling so sick. Seriously, things are hard. (Okay. Whew. Not used to being so open.) In other news, I chopped off eight inches of my hair, which has been interesting to say the least. Taking some serious downtime for myself has been helpful. But that also means I don’t have publications prepared for the near-future. I am writing and editing manuscripts, though. As an update from last time, I’m almost finished with my historical fantasy, about 10,000 words into my YA sci-fi, and brainstorming more than one project now. I’m not giving up. ❤ In fact, if you’re subscribed to my newsletter, then you got to read an exclusive sneak peek at one of my WIPs! If you’re not subscribed but want to be, click here.
Instead of a sneak peek at one of WIPs today, you get to enter a grand giveaway!
By visiting any of my social media sites today, you can enter to win a free copy of the Minutes Before Sunset audiobook. All you have to do is like, share the post, and comment “Done” to win 1 of 5 copies of Minutes Before Sunset Audiobook. In fact, it starts now! Five readers today can like this article, share it, and comment below that you’ve done so, and you’ll be entered to win. Enter with more chances by visiting my Twitter (AuthorSAT), my Facebook page, and my Instagram!
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I admire your determination and optimism. I hope you feel better soon and I look forward to discovering your work!
Thank you. 🙂 I appreciate your kind words. I’m hoping to finish another book soon!
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Thank you for sharing!
Congratulations on the library thing. Very cool.
So glad you’re cat made it through.
Sympathy for the unidentified illness–I’ve had friends having to deal with those and I know it’s frustrating. Best wishes licking this.
Thank you! I appreciate it!
I went through something similar – where I couldn’t keep food down, lost 10 kilos in a two month period because I was so sick and unable to keep it down. My journey took me along the lines of following a FODMAP approach to eating. Turns out I can’t tolerate a lot of food etc. When I stick to FODMAP foods I am free of the constant nausea etc. It’s just a thought if you’ve not gone down that particular path. My gastroenterologist suggested it, and I worked with a nutritionist to identify what levels of food I could tolerate. It was a very long path, but worth it. Best of luck with your journey!
I understand. I’ve been trying the FODMAP approach with a nutritionist too, but haven’t had much luck in about a year now. I found out I’m allergic to gluten, which has helped, but still getting sick often unfortunately. But thank you for sharing your kind words! Always appreciated.
Glad you’ve tried the FODMAP approach…but not glad that it’s not working….
Get better Shannon.
Also congrats on your published fiction books in libraries which really isn’t small.
It’s challenging to get a book published it’s even more challenging that the book is succesful for both selling and good or great quality.
It’s also damn challenging for a fiction book that you wrote to be in a library because it’s not something easy and most likely the Libraries will be picky about what they will and won’t put in the Library.
This is aiming high similar to selling a new shoe or something else to a Big Buisness company.
Thank you so much, Jason! Hope all is well with you.