Let me start by saying, Sisterly, MY FIRST psychological thriller came out September 2017. My first shipment of books came 2 days before Irma hit us here in Florida. I wasn’t able to do a big release party, my promoting for Sisterly wasn’t happening. We lost power for several days. After that, I did get to schedule in a small signing, at our local furniture store, thanks to my aunt for arranging it. It was successful, but I still wasn’t giving this new book the attention it deserved.
On my birthday in November, I put the KINDLE up for Free to draw readers in, that also was a success. I had over 200 readers download it. Yet again, another road block came into play.
My father became ill and was admitted into the hospital. Again, Sisterly was pushed to the back burner. He struggled for 2 months in and out of the hospital. We almost lost him and in the process my mother was fighting her own health. At the time nothing in my world mattered but focusing on getting the two of them healthy and back home. My Mother was losing her sight as well as her strength, and I was lucky enough that my oldest sister read her my newest book. I am so thankful my Momma was able to hear my newest book, because she passed Feb. 21, 2018. (I LOVE YOU MOMMA!)
So as you see Sisterly wasn’t my highest priority. Throughout these months, my siblings and I became so much closer. That is something I am extremely grateful for. We made my Mother and Father proud. As a parent it is one of our greatest wishes.
Sisterly now, has so much more meaning to me than ever before. Like Sisterly was supposed to have been written and read.
In dedication to my Siblings, my Father and my beautiful Momma I want to share my newest release for FREE for the next 3 Friday’s!
March 23, 2018
March 30, 2018
April 6, 2018
No worries, I’ll remind you on those days! Just click on the link below. You can download the KINDLE App on you lap top, desktop and smart phone.
Tuesday November 28th is my BIRTHDAY!! It is also known as #GivingTuesday. I asked myself what I would want for my BIRTHDAY. I would want NEW READERS to read my books. So I decided and working with my publisher, and AMAZON, we have made it possible to giveaway all my books KINDLE EDITIONS away for FREE!!!
I know I’m NUTS for giving my newest release SISTERLY away-it’s only been out for a month! BUT it’s my BIRTHDAY!!!! Also this will be the first time Chasing Butterflies in the Unseen Universe has ever been available for FREE down load!
You don’t needed a KINDLE to download. You can download on your phone or computer by downloading the APP that Amazon will provide! Just click on the link below to my AUTHOR page ALL MY BOOKS ARE THERE!
This coming Tuesday January 24th at 3:00PM I’ll be doing a spot light interview for our very own Flagler Beach Library Local author event, which will be held on Saturday January 28th. You can tune in by radio or online! flaglerbeachradio.com
Chasing Butterflies in the Unseen Universe-COMING SOON!
Hello dear friends!
Book Three is COMING SOON! November 2015 it will be available to the public.(fingers crossed!) I’m really excite about this. I have been asked by many if this is the last in the series. I have to say yes. BUT and that is a big but, there is a lot of area’s that I can branch off from. (So it’s not the last you will ever hear from the characters!) I have a lot of really cool things I am working on. I have a few short stories I plan to publish real soon. I also have a poetry book in the works. I have some really cool holistic approaches to heath care I have been trying out and plan to do a few blog post to share what I think. Book number 3 ! I still can’t believe it! I’ll give you a little peek….
Ripley seeing reflections
“Look at the stars, see their beauty. And in that beauty, see yourself.”-Draya Mooney
The year is 2056 and at eighty-six years old, in a world whispering-nothing is the way it was, I, Ripley Smith Watson, stand closer to the end of my journey. At least it felt like time danced by faster these days. My husband passed the year I turned eighty. That point of my life, my journey had ended. Brightest of days had long since passed. Questions of where I would go at the end of my journey called life, were a constant these days. Would I have a legacy to leave behind for my family, my daughter Lindsey, and my grandchildren? Will I be just a memory for them? Did I teach them well enough? Was Dee right with her belief of transition? Was Lizzy right with the idea of heaven existing? I was never much of a believer in spiritualism or organized religion. Things were just as they were. I never questioned that matter. From years of working for my father at the hardware store and eventually the hardware store became my store, I saw life just as I did hardware. I called my belief Hardware-ism.
You need good tools to build a home or a happy life for that matter. Each tool has its job to help in creating each life and you build your own desired outcome. May it be a home, a child’s tree house and even a bridge to cross over a river.
I considered myself more of an atheist back in my younger days than I am now. Now, I teetered on the fences of belief, the fence I built with my tools…(Unedited version)
COMING SOON!!! Chasing Butterflies in the Unseen Universe
Jorja DuPont Oliva
Beware of Duct Tape (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The hubby is home at last. Things are looking up. My novel is coming along quite nicely. Even now I’m still finding Typo’s. Each day it is getting stronger and stronger. I am not going to tell any one this was easy…it was not hard either. I will describe it as a test of dedication. A beautiful test it was. Excitement of it is more than I am able to describe. I can’t stop thinking about it, working on it, and talking about it. My poor family is probably ready to duct tape me and put me in the closet. So here I am blogging about it. Interesting thing… I was working on the about the author part as I am writing I start writing about everyone else and not myself…At that moment I realized that I would not have even been at this point in my life if it was for all the people I wanted to write about…I know I am confusing…even to myself. So my question to everyone is– Are we really who we are or are we a bunch of ingredients of others to make us the stew that we are? Until I blog again my friends!
Checking out a book (Photo credit: UBC Library)
The light at the end of the tunnel
the story I have chosen.
Already missing my lovers words
The ending to a closing.
Almost there…. without a care.
The polishing and rewriting
that must get done.
No regretful hours of typing
I have already won.
Almost there….without a care.
My words etched in paper
to inspire a few.
This unforgettable journey
oh… if you only knew.
Almost there….. without a care…..I guess I’ll share.
Fortune cookie (Photo credit: Kerry Buckley)
An unopened fortune cookie (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Today I am starting chapter six of my novel…I can truthfully say I love my book each day I become more and more attached to it…I will say this I am scared that when the times comes to share to the world . I am not sure how well that I am going to do sharing. I have been doing a lot of reading and outside of that I have been also joining in on different groups of people.The researching of those mystical moment of our lives and loving ever minute of it. I recently had an astrological reading and was amazed by the accuracy of it. Who is to say the stars aren’t in our favor. I also had a nice fortune from fortune cookie with Fridays dinner! Have you ever been some where you have never been before but felt a familiarity of the place. I will say this as I write this novel it is coming so easily to me that familiarity I was speaking of like I have done this before. I wrote a lot in my teens and in troublesome times in my life but not for the enjoyment of it. Now I have broken the seal of my writing all the negatives of my life and turn to the positive side of writing to share my success, wisdom and life’s lessons. I am also surrounding myself with new people and surroundings and I can feel the creative energy that all of us have but seem to keep dormant for what reason I have never been able to understand…Including myself! I see it now that I am writing on a regular bases! Keep in touch……as soon as I get my first draft finished I can give you a little nibble of my book!