My First Book Signing-TOMORROW!!

Hello Bloggers/Followers. I’ve been very excited because like the header says, my first book signing is tomorrow.

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It will be at BookMama’s in Irvington. If you live in Indiana, feel free to come by at 6p.m for a copy of Hero’s Romance and a signature.

This entire month has been great. I’m thinking about dedicating this entire month to my book career next year and the years after. This month Hero’s Romance was published in paperback and kindle form, I’ve nearly sold the copies I received and now the book signing is tomorrow. The next steps are to get the book in local stores and work on another work.

I also need to get more followers on my social media accounts to help spread my work around. All it takes is hardwork and dedication, which I’m used to at this point. I look forward to seeing how all of this plays out.

 

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Ok fans. You win. Hero’s Romance is now available for KINDLE!

20140417-212117.jpgHey bloggers and followers! This is a special update going out to all the young adult fiction and romance readers.

I published Hero’s Romance this month and it’s available in paperback. Go to my pages and click the “buy a book” tab.

That’s not the news. The BIG news is that my book is now available on KINDLE. Personally I prefer the book version where I can feel and smell the pages. There’s something homey about having the actual book.

However, due to popular demand, the book is now available on amazon kindle!

What are you waiting for? DOWNLOAD IT! Click here to check out the Kindle Version

My Book Has Arrived!!! It is now Available! Read for details

Hey there bloggers and followers! I’m proud to announce that my novel Hero’s Romance is now available through me and online. Visit my buy a book page purchasing information.

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Do you ever just stare in the mirror and wonder, ‘Is this it?’ Senior class president and head cheerleader; Aliyah Conrad feels as if she has everything and yet nothing at all. Each day she looks in her mirror questioning the value of her life. The world surrounds her yet she feels so invisible. She longs for something but it seems so far away, a fairy-tale.

Senior student; Timothy Derr feels the same way. Though he has so much going for himself, he can’t seem to find satisfaction in his daily routine. He’s published his own book and he’s quite the young rising star. Yet he feels, empty.

Aliyah and Tim both long for something meaningful and deep. Then one day, out of the blue, when one receives an unexpected gift, their lives are unknowingly bounded. Even though their lives are far from a fairy-tale, it’s more than enough for them in this deep and romantic tale

  • Paperback: 456 pages
  • Publisher: Edward\Redd (April 1, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • Genre- Young-adult fiction/Romance
  • ISBN-10: 0615986404
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615986401
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 1.2 inches

I am genuinely proud of my work with this book. I’m practically in love with it. If you enjoy young adult fiction and or romance, totally check this title out. Woman and romance lovers will most likely be drawn to this book. Its audience isn’t limited to young adults either. Check out the links!

 

Sweet! I’ve been nominated for The Beautiful Blogger Award.

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I recently released my first novel called, “Hero’s Romance” and one of my fellow bloggers got inspired by it. It always feels nice to know that someone has been inspired by my pursuit of dreams. I hope to encourage as many people as possible to touch any dream they have. Trust me, you can do it. Thank you so much for this award, Lisa Taylor. I encourage my fellow followers to take a look at her page. She too, is an indie author!

About the Award

The Beautiful Blogger Award is an honor bestowed by fellow bloggers to show how much they love reading your blog and appreciate the beauty in your words.

Nothing makes me feel happier than inspiring others. Thank you so much for this award!

Rules

1. Copy the Beautiful Blogger Award logo.

2. Thank the person who nominated you and create a link back.

3. Nominate 7 (yes only seven) other bloggers and say a little something about them.

MY NOMINEES

1. Topaz Winters

This young blogger is very inspiring to me. She’s an upcoming author and song-writer/singer, at the age of FOURTEEN. That’s incredible! When I first came across her blog it baffled me. I thought I was a young author but she takes the cake. She’s incredible so I have to nominate her for this award. Keep up the good work Miss Winters!

2. Billyrobin!!

She is one of my biggest sources of inspiration. She’s been following my blog since day one. She blogs about her interesting life and she is also pretty imaginative. We’ve talked about story ideas and she comes up with pretty good characters and plots. I really look forward to reading something of hers one day.

3. The Reading Girl

She has to be one of my favorite bloggers! I’ve been following her since the week I created my blog. She’s inspiring and does amazing book reviews. She actually got me interested in goodreads. She’s awesome! Please review Hero’s Romance. It would be a HUGE honor.

4. Jacqueline Smith

Another blogger that I follow. Her book, Cemetery Tours really inspired me to push hard towards my own publish. It was really cool to meet another on wordpress. I believe she was one of the first I followed who had their own book out. Keep up the amazing work Jackie!

5. Sandra Danby

She’s another author I admire. Obviously I somewhat favor authors. It’s kind of hard not to with me being one. Seeing others doing what I’m going towards, motivates me to keep going furthur. It’s inspiring. Thank you Sandra :D.

6. Gede Prama

His blog is very inspirational and he’s very kind. One day out of the blue I noticed someone commented on one of my pages. He was giving me a greeting and thanking me. His blogs are one of those pages you go to and instantly become at peace. It’s amazing. I’m nominating him because his blog and kind words encourage me to keep writing, blogging and share my stories. Thank you Gede.

7. Michaela Wiley

She is another blogger with a page, dedicated to inspiring others. She blogs to help better peoples’ lives. On her page you will find things that will help your personal growth and well-being. I found her blog by coming across a post about meditation. It’s pretty useful. I always look forward to her posts.

Those are my 7 nominees for the award. I hope you all accept 🙂 thanks for being inspiring bloggers!

A Map To Happiness. Silly or genius?

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My ultimate goal in life is to fully master that internal state of happiness.

I do this by doing the things I love and pursuing my dreams. I love writing stories, dating, meeting people and making them laugh, challenging myself and exploring the wonders of the world. My dreams in life are to become an author, share my stories and become a successful husband and father. That’s pretty much it.

A lot of people are surprised when they hear that last part; wife and kids. At the moment, I am single. But ultimately, I want those two things before I turn 30. I don’t want a family right at this moment because I know I’m not in any position to provide for children. I’m sure I could handle marriage but I won’t just marry any gal. That’s how divorces happen. Before I marry, I want to date a woman for a couple of years, get to know her and then pop the question. I want to take the time to learn about a woman and slowly bond/grow with her.

Most people I come across make the comment that I have my life figured out or “mapped” out as they say. Then they say they just go with the flow. I guess in a way I do have my life mapped out. I wanted to publish my first book before 21 and here I am 20, a week away from selling my first bundle of novels. I have a part time job at a diner and I’m in college to be an English major. I’m saving up to become financially independent by 22. I want the degree in English just in case novels don’t bring enough money to the table. Most people believe I’m in my mid to late 20’s before I tell them that I’m only 20.

I guess this map came from seeing many unhappy people as I grew up. “Stay a kid as long as you can,” they said. I saw divorced families, including my own as I grew up as well. I saw married couples who weren’t happy together, staying together because they had kids and not for love.

When I was younger, I knew I would eventually want a family. But as I got older I got a new goal. It was after my very first bad breakup. I was so depressed that I almost took my own life. It had hit me that I was unhappy, with myself. I sought happiness from others and when they were unable to give it to me, I felt miserable. After that breakup, my ultimate goal in life was to become happy, with me.

I read books, I meditated and I studied people who I perceived as “happy”. What was it? How was it obtained? I saw happy families and couples, and even singles that were just “happy”. Why? Were they rich? Did they have an awesome job? So I studied more and more. I even asked questions.

Happiness is a vague term. It has a different meaning to everyone. But these people all had something in common. They all weren’t rich, not all of them had cool jobs and some were even having tough times. But these people were all doing something they loved and had a belief in. Some were loving mothers who just enjoyed their kids. Others worked in some store but did something they loved like sell music Cd’s because they loved music or cook in a restaurant because they loved to cook.

Happiness to me is being content with where I am in life, challenging myself and achieving my dreams. I sat down and asked myself what I loved. What were my dreams? What made “me” happy?

1.Writing

2.fitness

3.music

4.companionship

5.laughing.

…just to name a few things that give me a thrill.

I dream of being an author and a successful husband and father. I had already been writing stories before my realization. But at 18 when I realized happiness was my ultimate goal, I sought to make my dreams come true. Marriage is a long-term dream. It isn’t something I’m willing to jump into on impulse. I want a successful marriage and I also want to be a successful husband. So I work hard to become financially independent before I even think about taking care of someone else. This is why I’m going for a degree even though I’ve already published my first book.

I published my book first so I could already have my own personal success or at least working towards it, before deciding to share my life with a woman. I want to have my dream in my hands because that is my personal achievement. It’s my internal joy. I am finally an author and I intend to become a damn good one. I wanted to be the kind of man a woman could look up to and admire before I decided to date anyone seriously.

My life isn’t necessarily “mapped” out. I don’t have a physical map or chart (although I do budget and make money goals), I just know what I want and I’m willing to do what it takes to get it. I make sacrifices and choices based on the future outcome. Sometimes I take different routes but I try to stay on course. So far, my map works for me. It keeps me from getting lost.

At the present moment, I can honestly say that I am happy with myself. I’m even proud. April 1st, 2014 marks the day that I achieved one of my first big milestones. No one held my hand, no one did it for me and no one gave it to me. I have supporters but I did 95% of the work alone.

I guess my point of this overly long post is to say, “Do what makes you happy.” If you have a dream, go for it. Don’t let anyone tell you, you can’t or it’s silly. I used to feel a bit idiotic and in over my head for knowing what I want in life at age 18-20. People said I was too young, go have fun, blah blah blah.

But this works for me. This is “fun” and it makes me happy. The point of this poss is to say to you all, “Do what makes you happy.” Leave out all the rest. Do what it takes to reach your happiness.

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Dream wild but don’t fall asleep. Shoot for the stars and take a risk.

MY BOOK IS AVAILABLE!!!!

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This is an EXCITING, exciting day bloggers and followers. April 1,2014, marks the day I released my very first book into the world. Right now it’s available at https://www.createspace.com/4707531

In a weeks time it will be available at Amazon and in two weeks it’ll be available to purchase online at bookstores. I have to go around and talk to some owner’s to discuss shelf space plans. My high school told me that once I published a book, I could put a couple there so I’ll be making a visit there next week! So exciting.

I had a moment earlier and kinda cried. This whole thing was a lot to take it. In had just hit me that I had finally stepped foot into the realm of my dreams. For a long time I would talk about it. I told people I was publishing a book and that I wanted to be a fiction writer. But now, I have done all of that. I have published a book and I AM an author. Wow..

So this month and the next will most likely be intense. Now is the time to promote my book. I have to get it out and around for all to see, so people know about the book and its author. Any ideas? I have a few. I’m doing book displays at First Friday’s, a book signing, career launch party, and I will be giving out books by hand. I’m even putting displays up on campus. Tomorrow I’m ordering business cards, posters and bookmarks for my book. Promotion, promotion.

And of course this is only my first publish. I plan to publish another book. The goal is to have something else out in 6-7 months. I’ve been dying to write another story. My next book will more than likely be a fantasy fiction instead of a romance. It’ll either be Fantasy or romance. I wish I could do both and put two stories out there at the same time. But I don’t have time to write two books with school and work.

I look forward to selling and signing my first copy of Hero’s Romance.

If you’re interested in buying a copy or even just checking out the story’s description, Click the link- https://www.createspace.com/4707531

If anyone would like to give me advice on promotion, SHARE AWAY. I’m still new to this xD thanks bloggers!!

I love this! If you LOVE romance or love to read in general FOLLOW THIS BLOG. Seriously, I follow back always and who doesn’t like mutual support? I’ve seen reviewers too. FOLLOW. Because I will need people to critique my books, good or bad, doesn’t matter. Some help is better than none at all. I’ll keep you guys updated. Thanks to all that follow me. If you have a fan page, I’ll be sure to follow you. Thanks followers 🙂 Keep writing and blogging