Aliens, Smith and Jones Release Tour 2018 – Week 3

Welcome to Week Three of the 2018 Aliens, Smith and Jones Release Tour and Giveaway.
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This is where you can find me this week:
WEEK THREE
  • Monday, October 15th 2018:
  • Tuesday, October 16th 2018:
  • Wednesday, October 17th 2018:
  • Thursday, October 18th 2018:
  • WEEK ONE
    WEEK TWO
    If you enjoyed these post, here are two posts from the original release tour six years ago:

    • A day in the life of an A-team member. Ornella Amato, member of Primrose UK’s field team Alpha, shows how hectic her work day can be at Pants Off Reviews. *
    • The sea serpent in Orkney, the origin story of Primrose UK at Carrying The Torch. *

     

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    THE GIVEAWAY

    Two sets of my Tales of the Forest series: “A Triad in Three Acts” and “Oren’s Right”
    RAFLLECOPTER LINK

     

    A big THANK YOU to Other Worlds Ink for organising this tour.

    * These posts were arranged outside of the OWI blog tour, and do not participate in the giveaway.

    For blurb, excerpt, and buylinks for Aliens, Smith and Jones, click here

     

     

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    Aliens, Smith and Jones Release Tour 2018 – Week 2

    Welcome to Week Two of the 2018 Aliens, Smith and Jones Release Tour and Giveaway.
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    This is where you can find me this week:
    WEEK TWO
  • Monday, October 8th 2018:
  • Tuesday, October 9th 2018:
  • Wednesday, October 10th 2018:
  • Thursday, October 11th 2018:
  • Friday, October 12th 2018:
    • Spotlight Appearance and Review of Aliens, Smith and Jones at Making it Happen.
  • Saturday, October 13th 2018:
  • Sunday, October 14th 2018:
  • WEEK ONE
    WEEK THREE
    If you enjoyed these post, here are two posts from the original release tour six years ago:

    • A day in the life of an A-team member. Ornella Amato, member of Primrose UK’s field team Alpha, shows how hectic her work day can be at Pants Off Reviews. *
    • The sea serpent in Orkney, the origin story of Primrose UK at Carrying The Torch. *

     

    Goine once...

    THE GIVEAWAY

    Two sets of my Tales of the Forest series: “A Triad in Three Acts” and “Oren’s Right”
    RAFLLECOPTER LINK

     

    A big THANK YOU to Other Worlds Ink for organising this tour.

    * These posts were arranged outside of the OWI blog tour, and do not participate in the giveaway.

    For blurb, excerpt, and buylinks for Aliens, Smith and Jones, click here

     

     

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    Aliens, Smith and Jones Release Tour 2018 – Week 1

    Welcome to Week One the 2018 Aliens, Smith and Jones Release Tour and Giveaway.
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    Aliens, Smith and Jones is re-releasing this Monday, and for the next three weeks I’ll be visiting a number of blogs for Spotlight Appearances, Guest Posts, and Interviews.

    During this tour, I’ll also be giving away two sets of my Tales of the Forest series: “A Triad in Three Acts” and “Oren’s Right”. A link to the rafflecopter can be found at the end of this post.

    This is where you can find me this week:
    WEEK ONE
  • Thursday, September 20th 2018:
    • Guest Post: Ode to Cover Artists and Designers, and semi cover reveal of Aliens, Smith and Jones at BookWinked. *
  • September 28th 2018:
  • Saturday, September 29th 2018:
  • Sunday, September 30th 2018:
  • Monday, October 1st 2018:
  • Tuesday, October 2nd 2018:
  • Wednesday, October 3rd 2018:
  • Thursday, October 4th 2018:
  • Friday, October 5th 2018:
  • Saturday, October 6th 2018:
  • Sunday, October 7th 2018:
  • Week 2
    WEEK THREE
    If you enjoyed these post, here are two posts from the original release tour six years ago:

    • A day in the life of an A-team member. Ornella Amato, member of Primrose UK’s field team Alpha, shows how hectic her work day can be at Pants Off Reviews. *
    • The sea serpent in Orkney, the origin story of Primrose UK at Carrying The Torch. *

     

    Goine once...

    THE GIVEAWAY

    Two sets of my Tales of the Forest series: “A Triad in Three Acts” and “Oren’s Right”
    RAFLLECOPTER LINK

     

    A big THANK YOU to Other Worlds Ink for organising this tour.

    * These posts were arranged outside of the OWI blog tour, and do not participate in the giveaway.

    For blurb, excerpt, and buylinks for Aliens, Smith and Jones, click here

     

     

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    Autism Awareness Blog Hop

    Autism Fact:
    Five times as many males as females are diagnosed with autism.

    Read more about gender and autism

    Autism Awareness Blog Hop

    Our Difference is Our Strength. I’ve been saying it for years now, and every year I become more aware that those who are different are more often feared and rejected than appreciated or accepted. So, my hopes and dreams are for a future that embraces and celebrates our differences, and is respectful to all, regardless of race, sexuality, gender, or disability.

    What do you hope for?

     

    GIVEAWAY

    Two random commenters will win an ebook of choice from my backlist in format of choice (pdf/epub/mobi).

    Entering is simple: leaving a comment and a valid email adress is enough, though you’re free to share your own hopes and dreams (either for humanity or your loved ones). I’d love to hear them.

    The contest will run until midnight on the 30th, and I’ll announce (and contact via email) the winners May 1st.

     

    And don’t forget to check out RJ’s Masterlist. So many stories to fuel our hopes and dreams.

     

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    Autism Awareness Blog Hop and Giveaway

    This is my contribution to RJ Scott’s annual Autism Awareness Blog Hop.

    Autism Awareness

    Facts about Autism: — Autism is NOT a disease.

    — Comorbid conditions often associated with autism include Fragile X, allergies, asthma, epilepsy, bowel disease, gastrointestinal/digestive disorders, persistent viral infections, PANDAS, feeding disorders, anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder, ADHD, Tourette Syndrome, OCD, sensory integration dysfunction, sleeping disorders, immune disorders, autoimmune disorders, and neuroinflammation.

     

    When Youngest was in primary school, (group 3, I think, so, around the age of 6/7), I thought she might be autistic. There were certain behaviours that seemed… off, for lack of a better word, and she had a way of not looking at you when you were talking to her. School didn’t seem to agree and tried to convince me that, even though she was the only one out of a class of 36 pupils showing said behaviour, it was probably just a phase.

    From that moment on things with Youngest seemed to… well, escalate isn’t exactly the right word, but getting through to her became more difficult. Not all the time, her behaviour seemed to go through up and down waves. So, we had her tested. During the interview before the tests, we were told that Youngest seemed too social to be autistic, yet the report after the tests supported my worries more than their opinion. Somewhere among a slew of appointments that followed, we finally received a diagnosis of mild Tourette syndrome, accompanied by ADD and a touch of compulsive behaviour. Of course, that set off another slew of appointments to help Youngest and to help us help Youngest. (and in a way help Eldest, too, by following some parenting courses, cause… you have to try something, right?)

    It’s been a learning curve for all of us. She’s 22 now, intelligent, though lazy as F (and often proud of it), and one of the kindest, most generous persons you’ll ever meet. Her tics seems to have taken a back seat, but her ADD is a constant companion.

     

    GIVEAWAY

    One randomly chosen winner will have a choice of my ebook backlist in format of choice (pdf/epub/mobi).

    Entering is simple: leaving a comment and a valid email adress is enough, though you’re free to share your own story. I’d love to hear them.

    The contest will run until midnight on the 30th, and I’ll announce (and contact via email) the winners May 1st.

     

    Note: 36 seems like an awful lot, but they had it covered. Two teachers, of which one handled the teaching, and the other kept an eye on the pupils who lagged behind or were ahead. We thought it worked very well, for school work at least.

     

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    Happy Holidays and a Rockin’ 2017 to All :)

    Happy Holidays to All!!
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    The Forester Anniversary Sale Announcement

    Happy Anniversary

    Thursday the 22nd is not just my birthday, it’s also the day I was first published, as well as THE FORESTER‘s fifth anniversary, and LOST AND FOUND‘s third. I think that warrants a celebration. 🙂

    From Thursday the 22nd to Monday the 26th, THE FORESTER will be free at Amazon.
    From December 31st to January 7th, both LOST AND FOUND, and FULL CIRCLE will be $0.99 at Amazon.com, and £0.99 at Amazon.co.uk, and A TRIAD IN THREE ACTS will be $2.99 at Amazon.com, and £1.99 at Amazon.co.uk.

    Because OREN’s RIGHT also belongs to the TALES OF THE FOREST Universe, you can pick that up with a 50% discount at Amazon, ARe, Kobo, and Smashwords (with coupon code UQ72Y), between December 22nd to January 7th as well.

    Celebration
    On top of that, I’m holding an exclusive e-book and paperback giveaway (sent worldwide) for members of my newsletter, that will go out on the 22nd.
     
     
    In the meantime, I’ll leave you with two Ianys flashfics I wrote for the A TRIAD IN THREE ACTS release tour: An Impossible Choice and When Ianys met Taruif.
     
     

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    WIP planning for 2017

    I always admire fellow authors who post their writing plans online. Part of me fears the pressure, and the other part of me would rather hide in a private corner after failing to accomplish said planning.

    I’m not saying I feel differently about that now. Believe me, I’ll still be in that corner, hiding, if I feel less than accomplished. But… I’d like to think that I’ve grown less fearful of planning itself. I’ve stopped seeing it as set in stone, but look at it more as a guideline to keep me on track when I’ve finished a project.

    So, with that in mind, this is my WIP planning for 2017.
    Master Project List 2017

    Most of these projects are finished, though rough, first drafts, some of which I’ve been planning to edit for a long time, but keep postponing in the light of new projects. Now, I like new projects as much as any author, but I’m running the risk of creating a far too large list of first drafts when I really should be focussing on getting these publish/submission ready.

    So, less writing new stories and more editing the old ones. It’s going to be a challenge to shelf any plotbunnies I may come across, but I’m very much looking forward to revisiting and polishing my little diamonds in the rough.

     
     
    ETA: The program I use for my writing planning is OneNote.
    The titles are linked to the individual pages of the WIPs which are divided into folders.
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    Triad Trilogy: Now in KU

    Forester Triad: single releasesFor the next three months, A TRIAD IN THREE ACTS, both the complete trilogy and the single releases, will be available exclusively on Amazon.

    Click HERE for the single releases, and HERE for the complete trilogy.

    You can also sign up for a Kindle Unlimited subscription, to read any number of books for about $10/month (excluding applicable tax).

    Enjoy your reading 🙂

    For more info on the books, click the cover images.

    Forester Triad: single releases

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    Blaine Singing I’ll Be

    Every now and then (luckily far and few between), my singing teacher secretly records my singing.

    On the risk of completely humiliating myself, some of you requested me to post the latest secret recording, dating August 10th.

    So… here I am crooning Edwin McCain’s I’ll Be.
    *runs and hides*

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