That title just made me break out into a song...hope it gets stuck in your head too...so I'm not the only one singing it! ha
Good morning! Where do I start...time has sure flown by fast since I signed with my Agent. Today I sat in my chair as not just the Author of one book published but soon to be two. My smile is wide and I'm quite honored. Simply put my dream is my reality these days.
When I wrote "The Allow Factor" I had no idea it would put me on a path of speaking for broken women. I feel like an advocate for those without a voice and want so much to reach every woman that's broken. Let them know they have choices. There is always Hope and better days. "This too shall pass." motto.
I'm struggling with the marketing concept as I am trying to get my book out there. If you are a fellow Author you know the difficulty we face in being our own voice. But I'm not a quitter. And I work with the mindset that it needed to be done yesterday. I'm very driven and very persistent but not to the point of being pushy. Ok. Maybe I have days I'm pushy but today isn't one of them. :o)
My new Publishing company, Sarah Books Publishing, will be working on releasing my latest work called "Sailing Alice Marie." This book is not a book you easily relate to like TAF, no it's a book about a subject you don't ever want to see yourself in and when you read it you just get lost in it. It would make a great summer read but it's going to hit the press around the holidays so if you get snowed in, this is the book for you need. It's filled with all the yummy drama, the sweet love scenes, innuendoes, and tragedy. Like I said full force smack you in the face DRAMA! I cannot wait to walk through the process of editing, cover art, marketing (they are huge on marketing, yay!!), and final proofing. I will definitely keep you guys posted but we all are going to need patience with this one. Like I said look for it between Oct-Dec. (of course I will be keeping you informed)
My two sweet boys are turning 13 and 16 years old this summer year. Wow! Two big momentous years. I make a huge deal out of birthdays, have since they were born, so this year should be amazing memories for them. My babies are growing up. I know, I know...where has the time gone? I dunno. But I will say I have enjoyed every stage of their lives. I feel blessed to have been the chosen one to be their Momma.
This summer will be cray cray with the birthdays, travels, hopefully book signings, singing gigs with Ty, (a few festivals to play in too), Writing part two to TAF called "The Psycho Effect", and baking in the sun by the pool. I am taking a trip to Key West to see Ernest Hemmingways Home (over the top about this, he's my fav author) and a trip to Okla to spend time with my Family. I really hate I live so far away from them. I'm looking forward to celebrating the release of my book TAF with them too. I can't wait!! I believe in celebrations! Life is meant to be celebrated!
So with that last thought...go celebrate something...anything...YOU!!!
May the Good Lord always bless you and SMILE upon you!!!
Olivia Gracey...Mother, Fiction Romance Writer, Realtor, Singer/Songwriter for Just Gracey, Photographer, Consider myself very blessed. I love a good workout and I love to dance in my socks!
"For just a mere time I felt safe, unbroken and loved. Just a mere moment in time I felt loved once again; Loved by the man who broke me."