In celebration of my tiny little munchkin of a niece turning 2 today, I have decided to bring in her birthday (which I’m missing out on since she is in a different continent) in epic style. I am giving away free electronic copies of my latest novel, Charming Mr. Stewart.
Free ebook for you, and you, and you! For 24 hours only, on this 17th of Feb, Charming Mr. Stewart, is free. Grab a copy, whether you read Chicklits yourself or you have a special person or two in your life that love reading little triumphant romances about modern women. Normally $3.99 USD only, for today, it’s yours absolutely free.
Read, love, share and review while you’re at it.
Hey hey hey, like promised, here is Charming Mr Stewart, now available for you to buy, read and love it this Valentine’s Day.
To all the lovers and dreamers out there, remember, everyone deserves to love and be loved, just like Elle Grace!
Grab you copy!
And goes without saying, thank you for the support.
Absolutely delighted to share the ebook cover for ‘Charming Mr Stewart’ with you guys. A proud yet nerve wrecking moment for an author, any author. The cover courtesy of a friend of mine, Catherine Jane! So brilliant, I can’t stop smiling when I look at it.
The book is releasing soon, and when I say soon, I mean most likely less than a day! Can’t wait to have it go live so you can grab a copy and get reading. I’d welcome reviews. Feedback always helps!
Stay tuned: will announce release once the ebook goes live!
It’s time to talk about me.
I don’t normally talk about me, or write about my life. It’s time I started. Being a writer, or dreaming about being a writer is far from that childish dream of sitting in a corner penning marvelous stories, and more about self-promotion for the sake of the writing. It’s more about talking about the things that brought you to this phase in life and less about daydreaming of book signings. I’m pretty sure every ‘writer’ out there, whether you have been discovered, wether you are already famous (then chances are you are never going to come across this little blog), or whether you’re still in your closet and haven’t come out saying ‘I want to be a writer’. Whoever we are, lets face it, there is no room for coyness in today’s world.
I’m a writer. There, I said it. I’m a writer. It’s another story altogether that I’m a small time writer who mostly just writes for a small audience, or writes for myself. I don’t mind it. Of course I’d be lying if I said I never dreamed of the book signings as embarrassing as that is to admit.
I’m done writing short stories and poetry, mini-series and chapters and posting them in the hope that it will be read and enjoyed. I used to obsess over the ‘stats’ page initially, anticipating views, likes and comments alike as if they were little pockets of treasure. I used to write one post every week at least in the hopes of gaining followers and readers alike.
What I do now is pretty much sporadic. I know you are out there, those who have enjoyed my scribblings, typo and all. I still see you liking a post here and there and you still give me great joy. I don’t want to ask much of you, nor should I. I just want to thank you, for being there and keeping company with me.
More than a year ago I published my first novel on Kindle and announced it with giddiness in all my social media. I mentioned it’s release and kept reminding of the dates so often I guess it helped somewhat. I’m not that person anymore, the one that seeks approval and desperately waits for likes and comments to feel achievement of sorts. I don’t know honestly if that is a good thing or bad. I guess bad in my case.
Today, I just felt I needed to talk about me and what I’m doing. To bring some humanness to this page/blog of mine. It’s not just a place for stories of fantasy and imagination, it’s also my platform, my awkward stage, my way of reaching out there and conversing with the world. You don’t have to converse back, but knowing you are there is something in itself.
So here I am, shamelessly ready to talk about my second novel ‘Charming Mr Stewart’. I plan on releasing it on Valentine’s Day. If you’d be interested, keep an eye out for more announcements. I’m working as best I can to meet this deadline. It’s been too long since I’ve wanted this, the nerves are setting in. I don’t know what else to say.
Keep safe and write on.
I know most people keep a blog as a diary, or scrap book, noting down life and what they come across etc. My reason is perhaps a little different to so many and familiar to others.
Papermashed is for me to keep track of my writing, explore new genres, delve into new methods, try and get used to having my work read without much hangover and angst over it, or paranoia. But another equally important reason is to tell myself and others that I write. I write for me, I write because I enjoy it, it brings me joy, and I write because I dream. I tend to normally forget that part of wanting to be a writer is to also promote yourself, get known etc. I usually forget to do this, to promote my work, to let you know they are out there however few. I’m training myself to talk about my work more often now than not.
So, please find the links to two of my published works (albeit self), they are my little attempt to stand up in a crowd and wave in case someone happens to wave back. Please feel free to leave reviews/comments if you have already read these, or do so later.
In Strange Company
Prickly Humans – Poetry
I am more than happy to announce that my newest eBook, a collection of selected poems, PRICKLY HUMANS Book I, is now completely, and absolutely FREE to those lovers of poetry, word play, avid readers, or simply because you love the artwork! (Hey, I’m trying my chances as this is the first time I’ve completely done the cover page myself).
Please get yourself onto the Amazon site by clicking on the link above and grab a copy, help spread the word to friends and bloggers alike. Let’s get the world looking a bit more poetic!
I hope you all enjoy the gift and the read. Do let me know what you think. And if you are feeling extra kind, leave me a review on the site so that other readers may find it helpful if they should stumble upon the page.
The promotion runs for full 5DAYS! But only 5 Days, so you have plenty of time to grab a copy no matter which ever corner of the world you’re in. 🙂 No excuses!
A wound caused by falling on gravel.
A nasty hit on the side of the head.
Suffice to say, I’ve had a very interesting week leading up to this post. I mean, that’s my hand and my face there!
OMG! Is that what you’re thinking?! NO, no, no need to be alarmed. I wasn’t mugged or bashed, nor was I in an accident or took a fall on any gravel.
These are photos to show some SFX makeup works that can be done with very few things on hand. In fact, right now, I’m in last phase of pre-production for my short film, The Circle, and I’ve been making some of these videos on how-to.
If you are curious how I did these effects, check out the video on YouTube. (Please beware: the images may be too graphic for some).
And if you’d like to pledge your support to help me make this film as best I can without compromising on the look of it, please go to my Pozible site and donate as little as AUS$5.
The target amount I need to raise is $2500. At the moment, we are sitting on $1120 with 32 days to go. Fingers crossed I can raise this amount and bring you all a very entertaining and suspense film. 🙂
Thank you once again! Have a great week ahead, and I can’t wait to bring you some snippets of our shoot this coming weekend. Stay tuned and follow us on our facebook, or pledge to our campaign.