Fated Family–Not My Usual Style

So today, Fate Family is up on Amazon, and it’s already jumped up into the 20k range on sales. I’d like to see it go higher–I know it can go higher–but I have to get the word out that it’s available–so here you go: it’s available! This one isn’t like my other novellas… though the people who helped me edit it, all four of them said it was my voice, that they could clearly hear my voice in it, and they all were left with a feel-good moment about humanity. Hey, now that’s a good thing for a novella to do.

Derek Odom proofread the story for me, and this is one that, admittedly, a man like him probably wouldn’t have picked up on his own, but he admitted to me that the ending had him grinning from ear to ear. Okay, as an author, how much better can it get than that? It can’t! That is awesome to hear!

Farah Evers did my cover for me–if you like her work, you really need to hire her. She’s super affordable, does a great job, and is so fast it’s unreal. Her concepts are amazing. Check her out–you won’t be disappointed. Remember, she’s the Ariana ebook cover finalist, with

Jennifer Walker, Lynn Hunter and Kaira Jackson all read this one. Max Neram helped proof it too. Had plenty of pros helping me out.

Yes, I did worry that my male readers might not want to pick this one up, because of the apparent subject matter, but it’s really NOT a girly story. Promise. Ignore the purple and flower cover and the title and the genre… it’s a good story. And I do think some men would enjoy it. It’s about human nature. It’s about coming of age. It’s about trusting people. It’s about hope. It’s about changing and attitude and life and living. It’s about the things we do when we’re forced to and the things we choose to do when we’re not.

It’s about me… okay, not word for word, not exact, and in many place, quite fictionalized, but this is my life–at least, it was my life–from 25 years ago. The ending is not mine. The ending is all Jo’s. Some of the middle is all Jo’s too. In fact, Jo is Jo–not me. I wish I had her strength and her gusto and her guts. I don’t. I didn’t. But the general aspects of the story were what I lived when I was 16 years old. I can’t say it’s based on a true story–too much was fictionalized–but I can definitely say it was inspired by a true story–mine.

I hope you will enjoy it–I hope you learn a little something about me when you read it, because I did put some of myself into this one, and I hope, mostly, that it connects with you in some way. If it does please let me know–leave a comment here, or on Facebook, or better yet, leave a review if you feel so compelled.

Like I said, it’s not my usual style or genre, but there’s a lot of ‘me’ in this story.

Thanks for reading!


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