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6th Country to Review: ENGLAND:)

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Youngest reviewer yet- and probably my favorite review yet! This girl can write, check it out:

Extra! Extra! Read all about it!

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Ah hometown newspapers, how I love thee.

This week, The Hays Free Press and The Wimberley News-Dispatch published articles about me and THE WAITING ROOM!

Check it out:

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Thanks again to these awesome news outlets for making me feel like a small Texas town celeb 😉

 

Interview with Acclaimed Novelist Joyce T. Strand

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Fair Disclosure

I connected with Joyce through WLC (World Literary Cafe).

She had posted an amazing offer- an opportunity for authors to be featured on her blog!

Of course, I jumped at the chance. Joyce has written and published THREE novels (I know, jealous). They’re all on my Goodreads to-read shelf and I can’t wait to check them out.

Read more about her and check out my full author interview on her blog!

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Kindle Select Program- yay or nay?

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Self-publishing is sometimes the PITS, y’all.

Here I am, suuuuuper pumped for the release of my novel on July 1, completely expecting to make it available on multiple platforms. I mean, sure, everyone knows that Kindle is the best e-reader, but who am I to judge you Nookie fans? And you rare iTunes/iBooks/Apple lovers. And yes, even you, you Smashwords page-turners.

Let’s face it–authors don’t care HOW you read their books or HOW you buy their books–we’re just over the moon if you DO buy and read our books!

All of this is to say that I’ve been persuaded to try out Amazon’s Kindle Select Program. If you’re not a crazed self-published author, let me explain a bit.

The Kindle Select Program offers various *free* promotional deals to authors IF and only if the authors agree to sell exclusively through Amazon for the first 90 days. No Barnes & Noble, no Apple, no Smashwords, etc.

At first, I was outraged. I was very all-caps: MY NOVEL WILL BE AVAILABLE TO WHOMEVER WANTS TO BUY IT GODDAMMIT!

But then I was like…Oh yeah, this is my first novel. I am…a teacher. I am…poor. I…have nothing to lose.

Free promotion is kiiiiinda hard to pass up. This blog really helped me make up my mind- gracias, Karol.

 

So I am EXTREMELY sorry if you’re NOT a Kindle reader. This truly upsets me greatly. BUT, Amazon will still have the paperback available OR you can wait 90 days, when I will probably expand markets. Please share your own personal experiences and your thoughts on this decision.

And I hope you still keep an eye out for THE WAITING ROOM July 1 🙂

Kindle price: $3.99

Paperback: $9.99

 

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KTSW 89.9 On-Air Interview!

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KTSW

In the San Marcos, TX area? Listen live this Thursday at 5:30 PM! I’ll be talking about THE WAITING ROOM, releasing July 1, live on-air KTSW 89.9.

Not a Central Texan? No problem! KTSW offers various streaming options.

They also have a blog, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube channel.

 

When I was going to Texas State, I was actually a news reporter for KTSW! So this experience will be bizarre not only because being on the radio makes me extremely nervous, but also because I’ll be in my old stomping grounds…feeling old.

The support I’ve received from my alma maters (Texas State and University of Hawaii) has been amazing. Both schools have posted about my upcoming novel on their Facebook pages, Twitter accounts, and even their main websites. It’s been incredible.

So thank you KTSW, for this opportunity! Pretty sure most KTSW San Marvelous listeners are students and probably not around since it’s sweet summertime, but hopefully this will still help spread the word 🙂

Listen in and cross your fingers that I don’t sound like too much of a bumbling idiot! 5:30PM, CST, KTSW 89.9.

Another review is in! Results?

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Another review is in! Another 4 STARS!

Check out this awesome blogger: her reviews are pretty great!

"We know not what we may be."

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Title: The Waiting Room

Author: Alysha Kaye

Publisher: Self-published

Publication date: July 1, 2014

Author’s twitter / Author’s blog / Author’s website

Alysha Kaye is an author and English teacher from Texas who provided me with a copy of her upcoming book in exchange for an honest review. As an English teacher myself, I felt an obligation to support her in her novelistic endeavor – plus, her book sounded amazing. So without further ado, here are my thoughts on The Waiting Room, which turned out to be an absolute delight to read.

First, a brief summary from the author’s website:

Jude and Nina are the epitome of that whole raw, unflinching love thing that most people are jealous of. That is, until Jude dies and wakes up in The Waiting Room, surrounded by other souls who are all waiting to pass over into their next life. But unlike those…

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Review #5 for THE WAITING ROOM

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“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: Four Stars…I like this number!

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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!

2nd Book Review: The Waiting Room

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Second review of THE WAITING ROOM- 4 stars!!!

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Rate: 4 out of 5 stars. I loved, enjoyed it, and would love to recommend this to everyone!

First of all, can we talk about the cover? It’s so pretty and I love it.

I always thought the term “true love never dies” is bullshit. After all, nothing last forever because in the end we all are gonna die, right? But I never really thinking what happened after we all die? Where are we going next? Either straight to hell or heaven?

The Waiting Room follows Jude, who dies in a car accident, and find himself wake up in The Waiting Room, place where all the souls waiting to go on to their next life, except Jude. He spent his entire time there watching his wife Nina through a window, until one day he learns that he’s the only one who ever wait that long. How long will he stay?…

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