Last post was about me summing up the courage to read my own book. Well, this post is about someone with REAL courage.
Her husband is deployed to Afghanistan. She just had a baby girl a few weeks ago. He wasn't there for the birth. She has two young boys. Money is tight, so she teaches English lessons part time. She wrote a book, a really really good book, scheduled for release on Kindle very soon and print release October 29. She's worried about marketing. She's worried about reviews. She's worried about the cover. And with all the pressure on her, she can't sleep which makes her anxiety and stress level go even higher.
Her name is Tamara Hart Heiner and her blog is Chasing Dreams. Here is her awesome debut novel, a YA thriller, Perilous.
She prays for this book to be a success, like every author does. I have read an ARC, and it's brilliant. I guarantee you won't go to sleep until you finish it. It's a fast read, an exciting, pulse-racing action thriller. It could sell a million copies if enough people know about it. And Tamara stays awake at night nursing her newborn while nursing the silent, lonely dreams of a talented young artist, hoping her book will find an audience.
If you visit her blog, you can follow and keep up with the release of Perilous. You can click on the Goodreads icon on the sidebar to add her book to your list. You can tell her you love the cover, that you can't wait to read it. You can show support for a woman of true courage, who needs some help right now. Tell her KarenG sent you. And maybe she will stop worrying and feeling like the world is on her small shoulders and finally be able to get a good night's sleep.
"Never give up. And most importantly, be true to yourself. Write from your heart, in your own voice, and about what you believe in." ~ Louise Brown
"Write something to suit yourself and many people will like it; write something to suit everybody and scarcely anyone will care for it." ~Jesse Stuart
"A writer's job is to take one thing and make it stand for twenty." ~ Virginia Woolf