“I don’t think there’s a soul that has walked this earth and not wondered what happens after we die, and whether we will get to see our loved ones once we pass on, and that alone made me really love the topic of the book.”
5th review of THE WAITING ROOM, coming all the way from Australia:)
Thanks a million to this wonderful blogger- check out her page!
Fourth review for THE WAITING ROOM: and yes, I will pretend that the “3.5-4 stars” just means 4 😉 Big thanks to this wonderful blogger!
Another 4-Star review of THE WAITING ROOM! Check out her blog- her reviews are great!
So happy and excited to read my novel’s first review by author and journalist S.K. Gregory.
Read it here.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED?! Well, my Wednesday is clearly MADE.
I’ve also pasted it here:
The Waiting Room by Alysha Kaye
What happens to us after we die? Are we reunited with our loved ones? In The Waiting Room, Jude, a thirty year old man, is killed in a car accident. He awakens in a ‘waiting room,’ where the dead go before they move on to their next life. Except, Jude, isn’t moving on.
He spends his time watching his wife Nina, wishing he could be reunited with her. From the variety of waiting room assistants including his friend Joe, he learns that people move on quickly. Everyone except him. Is he an anomaly? Or is his love for Nina keeping him there?
Alysha Kaye creates an interesting concept on what the afterlife is like and how love doesn’t die. A thoroughly enjoyable book that makes you think. Highly recommended.
The Waiting Room is out on July 1st 2014 and will be available to buy through Amazon.
Thanks again, Sam!
Check out her author website http://www.skgregory.com/
Presenting the back cover of my novel (coming soon!) complete with the book summary and author bio.
The Waiting Room front/back cover
I’m pretty happy with it 🙂 Although it was extremely difficult to write both the summary and bio…still might need tweaking.
Now, just waiting on the author website to be wrapped up along with the interior design. Stay tuned!
Author bio photos- gag me. No, I don’t want a boring as hell head shot. No, I don’t want to be reading my favorite book while wearing my glasses and sitting atop Poe’s grave.
C’mon, do I really have to have a photo at all? Turns out, yes. Unless you’re Salinger.
I’m not sure why exactly I was surprised by this, but I had zero professional pictures on Facebook. If my outfit was professional, I was holding a beer. If the background was a perfect mix of muted and artsy, my dress was revealing. If my smile said, “Hello, I am an author. Bitch.” then the background was undoubtedly filled with chaos. Le sigh.
There was no way that I was going to pay a photographer- so voila, Jennifer, my co-teach extraordinaire stepped up her game.
We headed to Castle Hill Graffiti–AKA the Hope Outdoor Gallery–and got some pretty amazing shots.
I do believe this is the winner:
Yes, black and white. It somehow…looked…more…like someone who would write a novel and be serious about it goddammit. While standing in front of graffiti.
“Oh, look at me, I just wrote a novel and now I’m publishing it and I’m standing in front of Austin graffiti art to represent…art and stuff. ‘Cause I’m a writer. And I do that sort of thing.”
Keep your eye out for The Waiting Room, y’all. Should be out this summer! I mean, how can you pass up your own personal copy of that picture?!
And the book cover winner is…..
Drum roll please…
Everyone on WordPress and Facebook overwhelmingly voted for this option. I switched out the white background for a sky and I love it! Thank you to everyone who gave their two cents.
More updates coming soon!