I hate repeating myself -so I found a solution.

Does anyone remember Speech 101 in undergrad school? How many UM’s could you count? Well, today I counted more than I wanted as I answered an ongoing question about my first book, Unsettled. The question – A prequel to the Chosen Series or leave it be? People love it and then hate Unchosen and Unrequited. AND VICE VERSA. So here I am, finally answering the question.

I have so many questions that many indie authors and readers ask so I have material for at least a month. Hopefully these will catch on and I will replace the UM with the obligatory pause. Much more meaningful.

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YOUR VIDEO LINK:  http://youtu.be/E3ns-m_OCbg

ENJOY! And Until Tomorrow.

My first and now side business

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My daughter and I started Devika Knots in 2009. With over 5,000 original handmade macrame knots SOLD, we have only had ONE return. These necklaces are incredibly strong (they hold up against toddlers, sun, swimming, sweating, and anything else). They are 100 % cotton and all material are nonallergic for people with sensitive skin.

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Now that I am writing and selling books, this business has taken a back seat which is sad. I love my knots and I love sharing them with the world.
SO I started a Square Market today to show them off. They are all 18″ and make amazing, unique gifts for loved ones. I already sold my regular ten to one woman who had officially told me her Christmas shopping was done since all her girls said that my necklaces were all they ever wanted as a gift.

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Here is the link to Facebook but the store link is up on top!  https://www.facebook.com/devikaknot

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Have fun perusing. Devika means goddess in India. Knots – well you can figure that one out. Much love and peace!

Reading and Writing

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Well, it has been that week. The week when deadlines are looming and ARCs are needed to be read. I feel so overextended but I have such a great street team and assistants that are helping me when they can.

Last night, I got a quick one hour nap and I am not entirely sure that I am writing the last 10K words with a strong mind. Yes, please. I would love some coffee a million times over.

In addition, I am working on the event Deep in The Heart that is to happen in February 2015 and wow – it is a lot of work. I am hopeful it will get easier every year that I run it.

So vent over.

All these things are wonderful. I wouldn’t trade any of it for anything. I am in love with being an author. I love that my books sell everyday and I am so proud of myself. I have never said that to myself before. But I really am. I feel like I have arrived. Proud and busy and happy. Can’t ask for more out of life.

 

Lots of love and peace.

It’s Been a while since I’ve Seen you Smile (ween)

I haven’t found time to blog. I went to 6 flags. It was papa’s day. I have been working with a new author on her release and edits. I have been working with my bad ass Cover Designer. My editor has sent me preliminary fix ups. So, blogging? BACK SEAT.

But blogging makes me SMILE!

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Oh! And I have been reading. I read “Thirteen Reasons Why” and “The Fault in Our Stars”. Both fabulous YA books. Both male authors. Love that. My favorite is Wally Lamb and I will never forget how awed I was that a male could grasp the POV of a teen female. Holy moly.

I am in a position in my life where I need to put faith in the stars and come up with 13 reasons why everything is going to turn out ok. I just got an expected (but unwanted) message that my life will change once again. I don’t really want it to. (Stomping feet)

Perhaps now – I can do and be what I want or maybe I will shrivel up and die in fear. Either way – it is scary to see change on the horizon and wonder if it will all work out. I can’t just consider myself. I have to consider my kids and my babes. – Who pretends that we don’t have to think about it. Typical avoidance. grrr…

So thank you for listening to the nonsense that pours out of this one lowly brain. Be good to you and yours. Much Peace.

If it’s free, it’s for me.

One sentence today…

 

Unsettled is FREE on Amazon for one day only – June 11, 2014. 

Mature Audiences only 17+

Thanks!

Alisa