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FREE- Mystical Forest KINDLE Edition

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Dear Friends,

Boy Have I been busy! I apologize for not keeping you up dated…I have been working on book three Chasing Butterflies in the Unseen Universe. I’ll have to admit it is coming a long quite nicely. I have been challenging myself with more layered story and time hopping.

This coming month is a special month for me. It is kind of symbolic I suppose. April of 2013 is when I wrote my first draft manuscript. I wrote my first story! Chasing Butterflies in the Magical Garden  of course it wasn’t published until November 2013 but it was the first of many stories I have living in my head, now put onto paper. So to celebrate I wanted to give away Chasing Butterflies in the Mystical Forest KINDLE EDITION for FREE! Not just for one day I wanted to do it for three days! You heard right THREE days FREE! I thought three was a good number because I am at work on book three – Right?  APRIL 6, 7, and 8 – Chasing Butterflies in the Mystical Forest KINDLE EDITION FREE at Amazon!  Please remember to do a review.

I would like to send out a BIG THANK YOU to those of you who have already given one. It really means a lot to me! I have such a great group of friends! If you already have book two Chasing Butterflies in the Mystical Forest KINDLE EDITION please pass on the word to a friend. Also book one Chasing Butterflies in the Magical Garden is still only 99 cents! It is a GREAT DEAL! You can get directly to amazon right here >>>>>>>> Just simply click on the book and it will take you right to it! ENJOY!!!

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Monday April 6

Tuesday April 7

Wednesday April 8

 

Your Friend,

Jorja DuPont Oliva

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Valentine’s Day-Both Books FREE!

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Dear Friends,

I have a sweet treat for you! Saturday February 14, 2015 CHASING BUTTERFLIES IN THE MAGICAL GARDEN and CHASING BUTTERFLIES IN THE MYSTICAL FOREST kindle edition will  be FREE again on Amazon! You heard right, BOTH books will be FREE ALL DAY!  So share it with a friend as a Valentine’s gift! If you haven’t downloaded both yet, this is another chance for you! Share the love! Don’t forget to do a review!

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Your Friend,

Jorja DuPont Oliva

Questions and Answers PART 2

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Jorja Dupont Oliva More answers to your questions…

Are any of your characters based off of real people?

Of course. All of my characters are based off of real people. One Character could have at least 5 people in the combination. I write off of feeling and emotion. My characters come from how people make me feel and that attachment to them. I wanted to do my writing that way to see if  people who I know, could find themselves in the story. ()f course mostly in book one.

 

Where did the idea of BUCKETS come from?

I am in the bar business.(Yes I own a bar with a dear friend) I have been in the bar business for 20 years. We were 23 and 21 years old when we started out in the business.(Crazy right? That why the story needed to be written).  BUCKETS was also a vision of another business I had with the same dear friend. So I combined the two in the story. I am still part of that business but now I play more of the book-keeping and prep cook roll. (Of course that is by choice, because I need time to write-right?) Check out this video-

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That is us!

 

Is book one and two based off of your real life?

Book one started out to be a memoir of my life… yes, but manifested into some greater. I will say now, that it is very similar to my life story, the trials, the learning and the rewards. Kind of like a blue print or an outline. Book two, I went more from my imagination although the trials, the learning and the rewards also came from my life experiences. (Being in the bar business you see many lives up close and personal. Almost as if you have lived it your self. At least it is like that for me.) By the way, I probably have heard thousands of stories over the years as I served beers, and that I am very thankful for.(lots of writing material)

 

What character do  you feel you are most like?

All of them. Okay I am probably like Lizzy the most. Occasionally I see a hint of me in Dee, Ripley and even Johnny.(I was a tomboy growing up, I always loved nature and I love butterflies.) As for Lizzy, I am not as innocent an naïve as she  appeared to be either. ( sure I was at some point in my life.) I wrote Lizzy that way to see her growth a little clearer or help the reader feel it a bit. We all were innocent at one time and face it, we all have a little demon in us.

 

Why did you write book one as a blue print of your life?

As I stated before, it started out to be a memoir.  As I started writing I realized that friends and family knew my real story-Right? So I wanted to add some mystery,  puzzle, and magic, make it fun  for them to figure it out. They were going to be my fan base-right? So it may not be actually what happened, but it should spark a memory of what really did happen. I know that is what happens for me when I read books that are similar to my life.

 

    What is the most important meaning you were trying to accomplish in both of your books?

This is the hardest of questions to answer.  I wanted to help people learn about themselves from the events that play out in their lives. (everything happens for a reason.)  To see those friendships that are destined to make each of us whole. The fact that sometimes terrible things may happen in your life but end up being a blessing in disguise. I believe that every person that enters into your life, offer you gifts. Maybe something you were suppose to learn or even just support through difficult times. I was blessed to have been born into an awesome family and never really experience a dysfunctional life or very many hardships. I am a very empathetic person almost as though I can feel the pain of others going through hardships.(Probably why I was always a pretty darn good bartender.) With that being said, I tend to want to be that same support for others. As for the meaning, there is always something to learn if you open up your awareness to it and the base of it all is LOVE , RESPECT, and ACCEPTANCE  for one another.

 

What was the reasons for the quotes to begin each chapter?

I have a great love for the written word. They were put there for me. Throughout my life I have learned a lot about myself.(I do a lot of soul-searching). I have gained a lot  of wisdom that I see many people still struggling with. I would find that wisdom and eventually run across a quote that matched exactly as to how I would interpret that particular situation. It is a lot like the Indian proverb-Wisdom comes only when you stop looking for it and start living the life the Creator intended for you. – Hopi

 

To be continued….

Chasing Butterflies in the Mystical Forest is Released!

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Dear Friends,
Exciting news! I have just released yet another butterfly! Book two-CHASING BUTTERFLIES IN THE MYSTICAL FOREST-has been released to the public. You can  purchase Chasing Butterflies in the Mystical Forest at Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com and Books a million.com-all have it available for purchase. I will be sharing the link via twitter and via Facebook. Kindle Editions will be available for purchase Friday October 3, 2014.
I have a book signing scheduled:
Oct. 19 from 1:00 pm 4:00 pm
at
THE BEER HOUSE
616 North State St. (US 1)
Bunnell Fl.32110
386-586-7008
I will have paperbacks and hardcovers available to purchase.(limited supply) THE BEER HOUSE will be serving a steamy bowl of Lizzy’s Brunswick stew and displaying the mysterious childhood chest and trunk that are featured in CHASING BUTTERFLIES IN THE MYSTICAL FOREST. Come and enjoy the walk through the MYSTICAL FOREST with us.
I do have several other signings in the works, and will update you as to when and where, as soon as possible.
Another quick reminder: CHASING BUTTERFLIES IN THE MAGICAL GARDEN-Book One KINDLE EDITION will still be $.99 on Amazon I’m hoping till 2015. Please remember to do your reviews!
I’m very excited to have another book for your entertainment. Enjoy your walk through the MYSTICAL FOREST!

Sincerely,

Jorja DuPont Oliva

jorjao@msn.com

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Photo by Janelle Barbour

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Book Two

 

20 years of Friendship-POEM

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Friendships are the Magical Gardens
manifested on a swing.
Friendships are the trees in the Mystical Forests
patiently waiting for spring.
Friendships are the Unseen Universe
where the stars are a line.
Friendships are the constellations
the future may find.
Friendships are the cool fall breeze
that gently will blow.
Friendships are the glistening river rocks
as the waters flow.
Friendships are the twinkling of stars
shining in the night.
Friendships are the perching eagle
preparing to take flight.
Friendships are the magical sounds
of the pounding rain.
Friendships are the comfort and strength
to those in pain.
Because of written words
friendships will never die.
Butterflies are friendships and
always were meant to fly.
Friendships are kindred and always real.
Friendships are precious not even death can steal.

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Chasing Butterflies in the Mystical Forest-COVER REVEAL!

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Dear Friends,

Book two of the Chasing Butterflies Series is almost ready for your reading pleasure! I’m very excited!  I will be honest, I surprised myself with this one. I have improved a great deal in my writing and imagination. This all has been a great learning experience for me. I plan to keep writing and continue with MICHAEL RAY KINGS wonderful GO WRITE and YOU CAN”T GO WRONG classes. There will be a book three with this series -I have started researching already! I do plan to venture into more uncomfortable work in the future! Here is the cover for CHASING BUTTERFLIES IN THE MYSTICAL FOREST! I can’t wait !!! We are looking at October 2014 as publishing date.

Yours Truly,

Jorja DuPont Oliva

 

 

Dee and Lizzy are chasing butterflies once again, this time in the mystical forest.

Life is often something other than what we think it is. And, when darkness takes over, we can stay in the shadows, or step out and search for the truth, which brings light.

Dee’s search takes her to the Mystical Forest where secrets are abundant. As she grapples with what is real and what is not, Dee’s precious friendship with Lizzy may be at stake.

Alone in her travels, will Dee find her true path? Will her quest for happiness be found in a mysterious childhood chest? Can the family curse she discovers be broken? Is Dee’s fate to be alone her entire life? The answers lie somewhere hidden in the mystical forest.

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Is anyone truly meant to spend their entire life alone? In Chasing Butterflies in the Mystical Forest, Dee searches for the truth, to free her from darkness and solitude. As Dee grapples with what is real, and what is not, Lizzy can only keep faith, so it doesn’t consume their friendship. Once again, a lesson can be learned: things are not always what you think they are…

FREE KINDLE FRIDAY!!!

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“Oh Ladies, I would just love to have this book on my kindle!”-Mrs. Maggie May 

Dear Friends,

One year ago this month was when I finish my first draft of Chasing Butterflies in the Magical Garden. It was an exciting but scary time for me. As you know I am at work on part two and I’m just as excited now as I was then, but just like children each deserve your attention . I decided and my publisher too we would celebrate and invite all of you to a special event EVERY FRIDAY FROM APRIL 11, 2014 through  MAY 9, 2014 — YOU CAN DOWN LOAD Chasing Butterflies in the Magical Garden on your kindle for FREE! Yep you heard right, FREE! This is a gift to you and all the friends you are able to tell.  All I would ask in return is an honest review when you finish it! Love to you all!!! REMEMBER FREE FRIDAY!!!

 

Enjoy! Jorja DuPont Oliva

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 I will say, this is a start to a wonderful future! I always said, an animals instinct is always right!

Chasing Butterflies in the Magical Forest- Book two in the Chasing Butterflies series is 40% finished!!!!

2014 Book two in the works!

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I know…I know Book one just came out. I am still smiling like the joker with that but I CAN”T STOP WRITING! I haven’t been sleeping with all the ideas I have for the next book. I had started It just before my first was published. I wanted to take my time with it BUT now that the new year approached and pressure from my readers for another book…Well I’ve got my butterflies back and I’m so excited to get this one done. I’m 1/4 of the way and plan to work each night on it until it’s finished…that is a promise! I learned something about myself this year…I am a people pleaser! I tend to neglect things that I feel are important to me to please others. Now I have found my happy medium. My writing is important to me and you reading my stories is important to you. Thank you for the wonderful reviews and most of all thank you for wanting more! Here is a little taste of book two!(Possibly-I never know which way the story will go until I get there!)

Dee is struggling with the thought of being alone for the first time in years. After discovering her near death experience has opened her eyes to the other side- the spiritual realm. Secrets lurk around every corner that she steps. There is questions needing answers. Everything she thought about her family history were lies of convenience. Dreams of the past taunt her into discovering she has broken the curse put onto her family centuries ago-or has she? A childhood chest opens her up to a world she has imagined to be her fate. Searching for truth is the only answer and Lizzy is the one to show her the way.

My Book is on her journey now!

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