The Bit I Hate!

savingpng-5All I want to do is write, and read, and have conversations over tea. I don’t want to edit, or gather up support, or beg people to sign up or share or get involved in interviews.

When I open my email to find requests to write for The Mighty or the EDS Society, or to feature somewhere (watch this space, there are a few those coming up), I love it! They’ve come to me, they know what they want and need, and they choose to have me there. But when one of my books come out (this is my second), I need to take time away from editing (which I also don’t love), and write emails, and write posts, and beg… it’s awful!

In the “olden days” Publishers would do that for you. Now even with the most important publishers, should you get a contract, built into that contract is how much you also have to do your own legwork, gather your own support, and build your own team. Ugh!

So this week I’ve hidden from most of it by doing the other important work of editing, editing, and more editing… and playing with paints, pens, and voila! I have two brand new book covers!

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PS: I maybe shouldn’t have made it sound that easy! There’re four weeks of work in those babies!

PPS: If you’d like to sign on anyway, and get involved, sign on for one or more of the easy, no-spam emails I’ll send out no more than weekly (and believe me, I miss sending half of those) till the book launches and you can get your free copy!

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Main email group:
Team Tortoise:
Team Hare:
The Editing Team:

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The Lion and The Peacock – How I Conquered Anxiety

aa-final-book-coverAfter one of the most amazing roller coasters of a month, we are on track for the launch of my first book, The Lion and the Peacock – How I Conquered Anxiety.

I did not plan on this being my first book, but after writing the chapter on this part of my journey for one of my other books, it occurred to me that this needed to be a stand-alone book in its own right.

It is short, only about a tenth of the size of a full-length novel, which means that anyone will be able to access this, without having to read or purchase anything else or anything bigger. I am still telling my story and the books will keep coming, but this is now the first window into my complicated story.

If you would like to be on the mailing list for the book (which I promise I won’t spam you with), it will involve only a few emails leading up to the launch on the 15th of January 2017, and then from then on monthly emails with updates on promotions, free days, and the follow-up book releases. Please sign up or leave your email details in the comments below.

Where I hang out:
@JPeaSmith
“Here she comes, running, out of prison and off the pedestal: chains off, crown off, halo off, just a live woman.”  ― Charlotte Perkins Gilman