What would you do if you suddenly found yourself in a different reality that was better for you, but not for those you loved?
Caru loves to make things. And collect things. And give gifts. She loves to print, sew, knit, paint. Her life is full of unfinished projects, yet devoid of financial stability and romance. Though she loves her life, she finds herself disappointing people and struggling to keep everyone happy.
So when Caru wishes life could be simpler, and then finds herself in a completely different world, where her life is easy, money is abundant, and her long-term boyfriend is the most fabulous cook, she can’t quite believe her luck.
But will all her wishes come true? Or will the dream turn into a nightmare?
The Girl Who Loved Too Much is a modern day ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’.
The Girl Who Loved Too Much is my brand new novel, published by Jasper Tree Press. It will be available in eBook and paperback, but I am also doing a special edition hardback, with a letterpress printed dust jacket and bookmark, which you can pre-order only from my website here.
In August 2018, I decided to create my own TV show for YouTube. Having been on TV a couple of times, and enjoying making oracle reading videos and doing FB lives, I decided that the next thing I wanted to do was to create a show with an episode posted every week.
To clear any obstacles that might stop me from doing it, I went through the Unicorn Workshop process that I created, and within a month, I had got the equipment I needed, created the titles, chosen a name, found editing software, and then recorded 16 episodes in one weekend!
EarthAngelTV launched on the 1st September 2018, and I posted a video every day for 7 days, and then since then, I have posted one episode per week on a Saturday.
Having previously found it difficult to stay consistent with content, this has been a brilliant challenge for me, and I must admit, I am quite shocked at how easy it has been to do. And I think that’s got a lot to do with the fact that I enjoy doing it.
Too often, we are bombarded with messages that tell us – If you want to be successful, you must do X Y and Z – but what if we don’t enjoy those things? What if we find them tediously dull and they suck the life out of us? As a creative person, one of the things I struggle to do is to keep pushing the same thing over and over. So instead of reposting the same videos all the time, or instead of marketing the same books over and over, I create new ones. I write and publish at least 2 or 3 books a year, and I am determined to keep posting a new episode of EATV every week, and I even have plans for new shows and I am creating new online workshops too.
You could say that I am just being distracted by the next new shiny thing, which in all honesty could be true. But I think that when you are a creative soul – the creation process is just far more important than the rest. I also really enjoy the creative process of the editing and publishing, both books and videos, but once it’s finished and out there in the world for others to see or read, I feel like my job is done! And I move onto the next thing.
Which, if you are an Indie Author, you know that this is not a good thing. Because if you don’t market your books, then no one knows they exist, and then you don’t sell any copies.
Happily, I decided long ago that regardless of how many copies I sold, I would just keep writing and publishing, because when I don’t write, I actually start to lose the plot. (pun intended, I never plot my books)
So I want to ask you this. What is it you want to create? What drives you? What inspires you? What is stopping you?
I promised to reveal the cover for book 10 soon, and here it is! The book is now finally finished, and it is being edited at the moment, which is cutting it a bit fine to make the 1st July publishing date, but I promise I will not be letting you down! I finished writing it nine years and a day after I finished writing The Earth Angel Training Academy, and I will be publishing book 10 on the 7th Anniversary of the publishing of book 1. I like a bit of symmetry!
Book 10 is the last book in the Earth Angel Series for the foreseeable future. If the story for book 11 arrives, I will of course write it, but I feel that this book brings all the stories full circle, and as sad as I am to say goodbye to my characters, I have so many more book projects awaiting, I am excited to be able to expand the Visionary Collection and to finish writing my children’s series too.
I cannot wait to see what my readers think of book 10. I have been calling it the marmite of the series, because I think it will either be loved or hated… I really enjoyed writing it (despite the resulting RSI!) and I hope you agree it’s the perfect ending to rather a wild adventure we have been on for the last 7 years. (9 years for me!)
How do the covers make you feel? The US cover came from a design I originally considered for book 9, but I loved the circle of fire, and the feeling of completion it gives. Let me know your thoughts in the comments!
Good news! Book nine is now finished, and it is in the process of being edited, and I want to first of all announce the release date, which is…
20th January 2018!
I’m considering it a birthday gift to myself! In case you haven’t seen my videos on FB, the title of the book is
The Twin Flame Reignition
Now, I need your help. I have got six possible covers for the US Edition of the book, and I am asking people to vote for their favourite! I have already posted them on Facebook and Instagram, but I would love your input! Please comment on the post with the number of your favourite. I am planning to announce the winning cover by Christmas.
Earth Angels! The wait is over! The 8th book in the Earth Angel Series is now available! Of course, you jammy souls in Australia will have received your preorders already! The UK editions of the series are also now available, … Continue reading →
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I will be holding a workshop in Lampeter, West Wales, on the 6th May, in which over the course of a day, I will take the participants through the process of publishing an eBook. It’s going to be a mad, jam-packed day, as there is quite a lot to cover!
For the course fee, each aspiring author will receive the day’s tuition, a comprehensive manual, and follow-up e-mail support. There are only 8 places left, so if you live in West Wales and would like to learn how to publish your own eBook, get in touch. You can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me on 07910946573.
I will be holding more of these workshops in other areas of Wales and England, so if you are interested in attending one, please get in touch and let me know where you are.
You can now buy The Other Side on Amazon! Get in on Kindle or in paperback. (Please ignore the reviews, Amazon have somehow mixed by book up with another book by an author called Mary Gordon! I’m hoping they’ll sort it out soon!)
To celebrate, here is a book trailer for the series, which features the amazing song – ‘Ready When You Get Here’ by Bobby Andonov. I found the song by chance and realised that it described the idea of Twin Flames perfectly, and really fit the stories of the characters in the Earth Angel series. I listened to it on repeat while writing The Other Side. Please check out his other music, he is awesome.
In just a few hours, The Other Side will be officially launched into the world and I am very excited, though a little nervous at the same time! Having only finished writing this book 7 weeks ago, it feels like it’s been a crazy sprint to bring it to publication.
Today I recorded a couple of videos to post on the page of the Online Launch Party on facebook tomorrow (please join us!) and I will also be posting the Book Trailer I created for my books and there will be some interactive stuff, so check it out and join in 🙂
There’s still time to enter the Rafflecopter draw – you could win a signed set of the Earth Angel Books!
I will be having a second Launch at Peace of Stone in Monmouth on Tuesday the 26th November at 7pm. It’s a join launch with Adrian Incledon-Webber. His book – Heal your Home – is a must-have for every home. There will be drinks and nibbles and everyone is welcome to join us.
In case you’ve managed to miss it so far, here is the beautiful cover for my new book – (yes, I really am over-excited!)