I don’t know who you are. I am not Black I am not wearing a Hijab I am not wearing a Kippot I am not homeless But I see you, I support you, I care for you, and you can sit next to me. I will share it with you. I will help you carry the burden of those who hate you.
Good news to a point. With the exciting release of The Choice as well as the first retailer being Amazon. Here is where you can purchase it from them in the US (LINK). Though with that information there is a huge sad note. This is only a temporary way to purchase the book. As of June 2020 they are not shipping my book outside of the US. The reason I have been given is due to COVID-19. But you can order it the hard copy if you live in the US. If you are outside of the US you will have to be content to ordering the Kindle version on that “LINK” supplied. I would like to say I am sorry for the chaos created in this.
I have GREAT news for those outside of the US. I am current in talks with Ingram Spark to take over the printing and distribution of The Choice as they have world wide presses including some in Australia! So please understand that there will be two versions of the book but the content will remain the same in both books though I will not be providing signed copies on the US format of the book. We are however looking at two weeks out from starting production of the book in Australia. Sorry for that delay to those outside of the US. The cost will not change on the book. But I will be having a book signing but I have not set that part up yet.
Even Better News!!!
The Choice – Proxima Centuari, is underway and I will be working hard to complete this book in the series as soon as I can.
The Greatest of News!
Soon with the COVID-19 outbreaks being under control for over 14 days. I am looking forward to the day when the Human Library Project can resume. There are talks underway right now. What does this mean to you? Well that means I will be taking part once again with this amazing bunch of people working to inspire others. So if you buy a book and see me at one of the Events please feel free to ask me to sign it.
Last and best wishes to everyone keep yourself safe and healthy.
Think about those words. The power that lies in that statement. How making a start in the face of adversity echos through time. I remember certain times in my life where I faced others hate towards me. Hate that seemed so large that it felt like an anchor that was dragging me down into the darkness that was their hate. I have said the statement to myself a number of times when I made a stand against those who have tried to extinguished the flame inside of me. It has not always been an easy path that I have walked. Sometimes I felt that I was not right for this world. There were even times I wanted it to end.
It was about 17 years ago that something started to blossom in my life and in the way I accepted who I was. It was 5 years ago that life took a change for the better. It was 4 years ago that I was also able to take the first leap into the unknown. I had been told so many times that “You can’t do it.” sadly I listened. Then one day I stopped, I stood up and worked hard at it and I accomplished what someone once told me I could never do. I wrote the Shadow of Ally. I thought at the time it was my Biography. I thought it was a book about my life. But what it really was, was a moment in time where I grew into who I was becoming as a person.
It has taken me a number of years to write my second book. This time I stand and I still say “You never won!” but this time it is for a completely different reason. This time I say it to myself as I have become my own challenger my in my own race. This week I am waiting on confirmation that my publisher will accept my manuscript called The Choice.
As I have said no story is ever new. But how we tell a story can be. I learned a lot about writing my first piece of fiction. I learn a lot about me as a writer. The self-reflection left me knowing I will be writing more as the thrill of creating something that will outlive me. That will be my mark in history (if you know me then you know why history is important). But most of all I am able to stand up and say to the biggest hater of them all “You never won” self-doubt.
It is my biggest pleasure to announce that my book The Choice is finished and will soon be able to be purchased at major retailers within a week. Never hide your talents, be the person that can say to the hate ‘You Never Won!”. Here is a sneak peak at the cover design as a way to say thank you to all the believers, please enjoy.