Despite October being the month that saw the release of Clipped Wings, November was a busy month with the remaining part of the blog tour as well as the general excitement of the launch hitting the social world of media.
So here is November’s wrap up;
Starting of with a summary of the online event for the launch of Clipped Wings, you can find out what people thought, some behind the scenes info and of course showing how it got to three in the kindle best seller charts. Read the full blog post here.
The blog tour continued up until the 5th November. A break down of the tour and all the virtual stops is over on my dedicated blog post here. I have to admit, I really enjoy Blog Tours because they offer that introductory boost of confidence with a new book. Read about the blog tour here.
On the 6th November it was my 2nd Wedding Anniversary and because I shared a poem to my husband in Clipped Wings I had to write this heart filled blog post. I also share a slice of my personal life with our wedding day highlights on this post, it is important to me to show that you can in fact love again. Watch our video and find an extract from Clipped Wings here.
Sometimes its not abusive relationships that I end up speaking out about, this was a frustrating situation on a minority that I felt like it should be raised to the local papers. You can read the full Hull Daily Mail article here, I warn you the photo’s of me are awful but sometimes you just can’t get the facial expression correct; I did laugh when I saw them.
I was rather excited to see that Clipped Wings made it to the ‘Hot New Releases’ on Amazon. It was purely a coincidence for me to discover this.
Read my review of Rachel Thompson’s books Broken Pieces and Broken Places and how it relates to domestic abuse, read them here.
I received this in an email alongside an interview from a blogger who has supported me on my journey and I feel so blessed. Bloggers really make a difference to the journey of many writers.
“I feel you have become a personal friend with all the time we have communicated online and the support I have given you with your books. I feel that the subject is very important. I wish we were on the same continent! Maybe one day we will get to meet”
As something different I started an online course on writing fiction, joining with connections I have made in a writing group on Facebook that I am admin for. I thought it would be a great way to get other student views and is completely free.
On this blog post I shared my short assignment on what I had started to collate in my writing journal and it was opened to receive feedback from peers. Read the flash fiction here.
The paperbacks arrived on the 14th November and I couldn’t be more delighted and couldn’t wait to get them in the post to the survivors involved and those who backed the Kickstarter campaign.
The lovely lady who wrote a story for Clipped Wings under the name Clara has written this on one of my blog posts. I thought you should all read this. Feel free to reply directly to Clara on this blog post here.
Read my column in November’s edition of CCChat Magazine featuring an interview with Helen Pryke for the Online Book Club and also #AbuseTalk. Read more here.
My review of Walls of Silence by Helen Pryke, Author.
Helen does not hide away the reality of what child abuse, sexual abuse and domestic abuse can look like. It is forward and brutally honest and I cannot feel for Maria (the main character) enough, I simply wanted to get her out of the horrific situation that she found herself in and which spiralled out of control.
Read the full review here.
I completed an 8 week course with The Open University which was a bit of fun and gained me an insight on some of my current writing work that I am exploring. I received a certification to say I participated. I have to say I really enjoyed the course, discussing with other peers was the highlight, giving and receiving feedback was also something very valuable to this course.
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