Super excited!!! My book has had an exceptional day. Thank you. Thank you. I realized something...I wished I could talk to and get to know everyone that is reading it. I wanted to know your name and what you thought about it. The closest I can get is for you to put a review on Amazon for me. Or maybe you can leave me a note on the website. Thanks again. Hope you're enjoying your book.
Revenge has been out for a week now. I have had 4 good responses on Amazon in the review section. But I have sold quite a few more books than that!!! LOL. Could you please go and give a review on it. They take those and decide who is book of the week and also which ones to feature in those side and bottom sections of the Amazon page. I also hope you are putting me on your social media pages and let your friends and family know about "Revenge" if you liked it. I would be so appreciative for that.
I am working on Book number 2 of this series. I wondered if any of you would like to get a teaser of that book with the first chapter put on my web site. Would you? It would probably be within the month, if enough people respond. I will take emails and FB but would really love it if you would respond on the Web site. I can see that you many are visiting the site. I have lots of good hits each day on here.
One last thing, the paperback will be out in 2-3 weeks. I have an idea for a way to get the word out...ways that you can help me and at the same time get yourself an autographed "free" book. Keep watching on here. I will be posting it within the next 5-7 days.
The word is "authenticity". I made a new word for it in the blog. LOL. My husband makes up new words and spellings a lot. I say he gets his words from Sam's Fictionary.
The race is underway. I am very excited about the book. The sales are going even better than I expected. I hope you are enjoying it. The transition was not perfectly smooth. There were glitches in the transition from file to ebook. Some my fault. Some amazons. I apologize for The Inconvenience. Now things are getting smoother with most of the glitches resolved for those uploading now. No more broken lines and words missing. At least I hope.
I know that dialect and mountain vernacular is not always easy to read. I tried to walk a tightrope between maintaining the authenticy of many words And making it easy to read. My parents used so many of these words and they Are familiar to me. Are any of them words you have heard? I cannot count the times I have had to explain what a "sidling place" is. LOL. Do you know?
Hope for help
Votch for someone
Tell me about the words you were familiar with and maybe some you weren't. Do you have words you have heard that are "different"? Tell them to me.
Mother's day has come and gone. My oldest son was here for a couple of days preceding Mothers's day. While here, he gave me the sweetest card. The card itself was nice, but inside was a handwritten note. He stated that when people ask him about his childhood, one particular scene camde to mind. It is the times when he and his brothers and sisters were around our bed (usually AFTER we had put them to bed..LOL, or early in the mornings). We are talking, bonding, and sharing. (I would add 'laughing"). It was amazing because, when I think of the children's time at home, this is the 'exact' memory that comes to my mind. Those were great moments, long since gone, and hopefully perpetuated in their own homes.
Being the genealogists that I am, I could not help but wonder what my families in the past remembered about their childhoods. If only, some of them had kept journals. I do have a few letters and/or post cards to rely on, but to actually know about childhood things would be a treasure to read.
Do you keep journals for your children and your grandchildren to read...even generations to come? Think about it. Tell them about your life. Even if your childhood has past, what do you remember about it? Join a memoir writing group. Or there are some great journal reminder books out there that ask key questions for you answer that can spark some really great memories to write about. It can also bring up some painful ones. I know it would be hard, but even those have lessons for us to learn from you. Maybe we can live vicariously through you for a moment and make decisions that can change our life for the better. You never know what your experience can do for 'us'.
Just think about it.
Do you have any comments? Would love to hear from you.
Ann Phillips, Tennessee native with roots in North Carolina, mother of 5, grandmother of 15 and loving life..