Excuse this bad word but DAYUMMMMM.
It's been a year, friends! One year since the publication of my debut, NORTH TO YOU! It's been one year with three published books, a fourth in edits, and a next novel in the drafting phase. One year since I became a published author in a dream career that had been 42 years in the making.
Life has changed dramatically in a year. Each day is a writer's work day. Not one passes that I'm not writing, editing, scribbling, marketing, or publicizing. My mind has switched fully to accept that my work is no longer mine once its left my hands--it is yours, the reader. I no longer introduce myself as a nurse--I introduce myself as an author, head held high. This is big for me.
Life has also remained the same. I am still humbled everyday by my children. We are still in the ever-pervasive state of change as a military family. I'm still dreaming up more stories, still catching bits of inspiration wherever we travel. And I am still wearing my favorite doggie pajamas to bed.
But if you know me at all in person, or have read any part of this blog/social media, then you know I love to celebrate everything.
It's quite simple, really! If you made it to this point, you have already done the first two things on this list. Next, click here to follow me on BookBub . Then, comment on the post below, and that's it! I'll pick a winner on 6/7.
You want to know the prize pack?
- digital download of NORTH TO YOU (book 1 of Journey to the Heart)
- NORTH TO YOU magnet
- post card of San Francisco
- zippered pouch of California
- 2 Ghirardelli chocolates
- a packet of blank notecards
- a checklist pad
- 2 pens
Thank you for supporting me this last year! You welcomed me and the Journey to the Heart series with open arms and I'm so lucky to have the best readers, ever!
I can't wait to share more about THE KEY TO HAPPILY EVER AFTER soon!