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More Amazing Feelings…

Not long ago, I posted about some of the wonderful book bloggers that I’ve got to know. There are a fair few who go above and beyond when it comes to supporting indie authors like me. As such, I thought it was time to talk about a couple more.

Recently, April at The Vagaries Of Us wrote a post that really touched me. April has been incredibly supportive, and she is so lovely to chat to. In her post, April shares her thoughts on Traditional v Self Publishing. It’s a fabulous read, and I love April’s perspective so much. I have a tonne of respect for how much work April does for ‘lesser known’ authors too. Likewise, the comments April makes about “dissent RENEGADES” blew me away.

You can read April’s post here. Also, April recently reviewed “dissent RENEGADES” in full, which you can read here.

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Next up is Sarah from Book Hooked Nook. Since I’ve known her, Sarah has always inspired me. She supports my books and spreads the word regularly, and she does that for so many other authors too. What I also love, is how much Sarah makes me laugh. On Twitter, I can always count on Sarah to make me giggle when I need it most. Then, unexpectedly, Sarah made me cry today (in such a lovely way).

If you want to know why, then read the post here. I am struggling to find words to describe how overwhelmed I was!

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Then, there is Liam from Bookwormhole. Liam invited me to take part in his Inside Out challenge, and I was so flattered to be asked. Personally, I think it’s an extremely inventive project, and I also adore that movie. I love Liam’s work, and his blog is fantastic, so it was a pleasure to be given the opportunity to guest post. Through Twitter, Liam has always been a huge support, and he retweets me regularly. For that, I am just so grateful.

On a final note, the bloggers mentioned in this post have involved their children in reviewing the “Orgo Runners” books. Needless to say, their collective support has been mind-blowing! Book bloggers never cease to amaze me.

Much Love,

R.J.

That Amazing Feeling…

I love it so much when I appear on other people’s blogs. So much, I thought I’d share a few of my favourites so far…

Most recently, I was mentioned on The Introverted Book Nerd. The post was ‘Author Appreciation’, and I loved it that much, it brought me to tears. Danielle has always been so lovely and supportive, and it was such an awesome feeling reading this post.

You can read that one here.

Another post that really touched me, was Between The Pages’ ‘Top Ten Underrated Authors!’ Being included in that one was such an honour. Again, Meggan has always been incredibly supportive, and to receive such a compliment is just beautiful. I was so overwhelmed and flattered.

Find it here.

Lastly (for today), I was given the chance to do a guest post for My Little Library In The Attic in February. I loved writing it so much, and the theme was brilliant. Jo is an amazing blogger, and always great to chat to. I was in awe of her Feminist February theme, and every post was genius.

Check out my Feminist February post here.

Book Bloggers are such great people, and I’ve met some amazing friends in the community. I will be writing another post soon about some of my experiences, and it will feature more about the wonderful bloggers I’ve had the pleasure of meeting. Watch this space.

Until then, take care.

Much Love,

R.J.

World Book Day 2018

Today we are celebrating World Book Day, but many of you will also be struggling with the snow!

For those of you who are having a challenging time with the weather, please do be safe.

Across the world, people are celebrating their favourite books and we are no different. Firstly, our twin boys went to school dressed as Ink from ‘Orgo Runners’. An obvious choice I’ll admit. Here they are in photos; Ian is on the right and Lewis on the left.

‘Orgo Runners: The First Run’ & ‘dissent RENEGADES’ are both FREE TODAY on Kindle too! Grab your copies here…

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Also, my daughter Olivia has entered a ‘Book In A Box’ competition at High School. Needless to say, she also chose to work around her dad’s books. I’m not forcing them…honest!

Olivia took in two boxes. One is for the ‘dissent’ books (top two photos), and the other for ‘Orgo Runners’ (bottom two photos).

That’s all for now. If you’re celebrating World Book Day 2018, I hope you have an incredible day.

And again, if you’re having an awful time with the weather, please do take care of yourselves.

Much Love. πŸ€—

Orgo In The Snow

Hi everyone,

I’ve always fancied trying a bit of wildlife photography. What I love most, is seeing pictures of animals in their natural habitat. As such, this morning, I thought I’d give it a go.

Here are two orgo in their natural surroundings…

The orgo featured are Bug and Floe from the “Orgo Runners” books. I’m hoping you’ve enjoyed seeing them in the wild! 😊

If you want to check out any of the “dissent” or “Orgo Runners” books, just click the links below. πŸ‘‡

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As always…

Happy reading, and enjoy the photos.

Audiobooks

Hey everyone,

When I first received paperback copies of “dissent RENEGADES”, it was a magical moment. I can’t easily describe the feelings that I had, holding the first book that I’d published in my own hands. In fact, I’m not even going to attempt to describe how it felt. Trust me; it was incredible!

I thought that perhaps it would be different the second time around. But honestly, when copies of “Morrigan” arrived, the same thing happened. I was spellbound all over again. So, I’ve come to the conclusion that these are feelings that never get old. Likewise, I’ve realised that similar feelings can occur over other formats too. Audiobooks are an excellent example.

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Right now, the audiobook of “Morrigan” is in production. It is narrated by Tegan Hufton, and listening to her reading my story back to me is unreal! ❀

I also listened to a fair few narrators before finding Tegan, but for me, she was the one best suited for this project. Her tone and style are so natural, and Tegan is the perfect narrator for the “dissent” saga. As such, we will be producing an audiobook of “dissent RENEGADES” too. I can’t tell you how excited I am!

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By the way, Tegan can be found on Facebook and Twitter too.

Anyway…

The “Morrigan” audiobook should be available around mid-March, and “dissent RENEGADES” will come after.Β  So, now I’m curious.Β  Tell me…

What are your thoughts on audiobooks?

Authors-Have you used this format for any of your books?

Readers-Do you listen to many audiobooks?

Let me know. I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Much Love,

R.J.

P.S. The “dissent” books are currently available in both paperback and Kindle versions. You can find them here…

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