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My Online Presence and How You Can Help
I will preface this post with links to the various places where you can follow me and tell you which will allow you to leave reviews. Many people use different platforms and places to follow their favorite…well, anything and everyone, so here is where you can find me and my books:
Amazon Author Page -Can Review if you have spent more than $50 in that year on Amazon
GoodReads Author Page – Can Review and/or Rate
LibraryThing Author Page – Can Review and/or Rate
Now, about leaving reviews. Amazon has a newer policy that is being enforced more often than not as of late. You may find yourself unable to leave a review if 1) we are friends and/or family by their standards and algorithms OR 2) you have not spent $50 on Amazon this year. There is nothing I can do about either of these issues, but I want it known that it is an issue.
As much as I wish I didn’t have to give credence to reviews and social media presence, it is a thing now. In order to get your book out there, you must get out there yourself and have others want to get out there for you. I appreciate any and all recommendations, reviews, reposts and tweets, etc. in which my books or I am mentioned. Every bit helps as long as you are not not warning others away!
If you are interested in reviewing a book for me honestly but are unable to purchase the book and you have at least two examples of past reviews, please feel free to contact me and ask about the book. I love having readers and will do what I can to support that.
Above all, thank you all so much for supporting me as I try to achieve my goals in writing books you will enjoy. It isn’t always easy and with my health, it isn’t always fast, but I do what I can. In truth, without readers, I am but a girl jotting down her imagination, it is you who makes me more, and I am forever grateful.
A Wonderful Letter about The Fine Print of Fibro
A blogger and fellow pain warrior recently read The Fine Print of Fibro and promised me some honest feedback on the book. When she got back to me, the woman put me in tears! I have been having a difficult time lately with my health and not being able to write as I lay on the couch sick and in pain. My writing is slow going and I am just so exhausted. Reading her words filled me with so much hope and love. I am so happy that the book comes off exactly as I hoped it would. Even as I move on into fiction, where my imagination roams wild, it gives me great confidence that my first book published does as I intended for it to; it tells others my story and that they are not alone. Thank you so much!
Her statement is below and if you get a chance, check out her Facebook blog page. The woman is amazing at blending the darkside of living with such awful conditions with the humor we tend to use to get through it all. She’s honest, smart, and really a great person to get to know. Thank you so much, dear!
Click the link below to check out her Facebook page!
“Wow! This book had everything. From what is Fibromyalgia through to a comprehensive guide of meds and their overall effects, as well as available treatments on offer. Insurance and Disability made for a depressing read, but rightly points out the problems in applying for both. Having no idea how the health system works in the US, I found this section really interesting, especially in comparison to how things are done in the UK. The depressing part comes from realizing just how difficult it is get help and support and the many components needed to attain both those things.
Your personal story was heartbreaking and brutally honest. The bad doc stories made me so angry and clearly highlights the negative realities that patients are put through because of a lack of understanding and care by some in the medical profession. But this was beautifully balanced out with stories of the positive care and treatment that you received.
I love the straightforward bluntness of the writing. Most books on fibro are written in a stark, clinical way and find themselves bogged down with medical jargon which can be quite off putting. The way in which this is written is more personal and speaks directly to the reader. It’s also relatable, passionate and heartfelt and above all, honest.
But this is so much more than a book on fibro. It also encapsulates everything from the way in which this illness affects our day to day life, to how outside influences from friends and family can also have an effect. But most important of all, it lets the reader know that they are not alone.
Seriously, it’s a great book and I’m glad I got the chance to read it. To be honest, I thought it was going to be a daunting read, but I really enjoyed it. Everything that anyone has ever mentioned about their fibro, is in this book. It should be a must-read for those with and without the condition.”