I love giving books away. Last time the book was listed as free, thousands were downloaded throughout multiple countries. Let’s do it again! This Monday January 25th through Wednesday the 27th, Born Under the Gaslight eBook will be listed for free in the US and UK on Amazon. All this week I have been distributing audiobook codes for a free audiobook version. As always, message me if interested in a free code. I have been very fortunate in sales so I like to give back via free products.
I will say that if you get a free audiobook code, please be kind and considerate when leaving a review. My narrator worked very hard on this project and struggles with mental health. Always be honest with reviews but never cruel. Those that battle mental health have already been dealt enough cruelty.
A reminder that Born Under the Gaslight is available on Netgalley. It’s been uploaded to 440,000 libraries nationwide in the US. If you miss out on the free download, please know my book is always available to be ordered in at your local library. Those that struggle with mental health often struggle with employment. This is why it’s always important that a free copy be available to all in need.
One of my biggest honors was having my hometown library add my book into their inventory. It went over so well that they relocated it to the largest library in the county. Seeing my book discussed in my hometown Facebook groups and covered by the newspaper has been rewarding. It has led to people reaching out to me that I haven’t known since childhood. People I went to church with as a child have tracked me down to discuss my book. Relatives that I never knew, have reached out to build a bridge. One person surprised me by saying how they had always suspected Munchausen by Proxy as an issue in my family. Some shared knowledge with me that I was unaware of. They agreed to have their information printed in my next book. They stated how they are too scared, and unsure of how to discuss this book with the book’s antagonist. But at least they were brave enough to reach out to me and discuss things. It’s not always easy standing up. It is easier to stand up when you have a large support group behind you. I find comfort in knowing that I’m not standing alone.
Hollywood has been calling but due to Covid, I can’t answer.
I got asked to be a guest on a Podcast in LA! I have never been to California but could use a break from this cold weather. Their recent guest was Jameela Jamil (Tahani) from the tv show The Good Place. She was discussing her battle with depression. I would have loved to join but I am housebound for fear of Covid. My history of asthma makes me proceed with caution on event attendance.
I also got notified that my book was sent to Pete Davidson! I enjoy watching him on Saturday Night Live. I’m so happy that he is raising awareness for Borderline Personality Disorder. I think celebrities openly discussing their struggle with mental health is amazing.
All this good news has been inspiring. I have finally started writing my next book. I was in the research phase for a bit. I had boxes of childhood items and documents to go through, figuring out the angle of my next book. I’m excited about where it’s going to go. This next one is going to have documents scanned in. Some will be shocked at what skeletons I will be pulling out for the next book. Hold onto your hats, it’s gonna be a good one.
I’m hoping to have it finished by May, but that deadline seems a bit tight. Maybe it will randomly published exactly 7 months from now on August 23rd. Who knows! It will be done when it’s done. I do enjoy the excitement that everyone expresses at the idea of a sequel. The next book is already shaping up to be longer than my first book.
This has been one crazy ride and it’s not even over. Thank you to all those that send me lovely supportive emails. I treasure them all. This has been a long, random ramble but I wanted to update those that have been asking about book progress. I’m going to end this with a quote and remind you that you are not alone.
“You’re not a victim for sharing your story. You are a survivor setting the world on fire with your truth. And you never know who needs your light, your warmth, and raging courage.” -Alex Elle