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Hero’s Journey Book Trailer

I am excited to share my book trailer for Hero’s Journey which is coming soon!

If God is for me, who can be against me?

Romans 8:31

Sela and her friends are moving into their last summer before high school. Zach and Emily have summer jobs and a budding romance and Sela has to go to camp alone. She finds herself tempted to do things against her judgment and caves to peer pressure. She accepts the consequences but must search her heart to regain God’s favor.

Once she gets home from camp, she realizes that relationships are changing and she and her friends have to discover the mission that God has for them. Can they move against the tide and find their place? Can they make the choices and changes they are destined for?

Hero’s Journey
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Support

I recently received a review that must be shared! I encourage all of you to review on Amazon, Goodreads, Instagram, Twitter, or wherever you can when it comes to books you enjoy.

…and on the third day…everyday miracles…

Heroes by Design by D.A. Irsik

Review by: Sharon A. Soetaert, MS.E.”  

September 2, 2019

“We and the world, my children, will always be at war.  Retreat is impossible.  Arm yourselves.  (Peace like a river.  Leif Enger. Ref.)

Against a backdrop of the celestial, a group of young teens are learning to navigate their way through life’s challenges, including death.  All the while, the temptations of entitlement, bullying, and overcoming jealousy permeate through this story of youngsters and their relationships by D.A. Irsik

Imagine losing your loved mother to an unexpected heart failure as a young teenager.

The resulting emotions of anger at God, even as a faithful Christian member of a church teen youth group ensue, as friends make attempts to bring their friend back to faithfulness , fun , and joy in the life of the Lord.

And yet, there is a background of the celestial with God’s saving grace permeating throughout this novel .Twists and turns in events bring all involved into a peaceful mediation, leaving the celestial angels to “voyage” on to their next assignment.

The names of: Mara, Victorious, Sela Anderson, Zach Brown, Emily Monroe, Persistence, Power, and Praise, Alex, Gloria, and others will have you anticipating the next Chapter of the lives and actions of these youngsters.

Lessons learned through the guidance of adults, their peers, and even the surprising angels, will leave you, the reader, with a renewed sense of armor in creating peace in today’s circumstances and everyday joys and challenges.

Miracles need a witness, and you, the reader, will be the witness to the subtlety of everyday miracles while reading “Heroes”. 

I am grateful and humbled by this and hope to live up to expectations with Hero’s Journey!

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Almost There

I am almost ready to publish Hero’s Journey! It is the second of the three series of books in the Heroes series.

It has tested my patience, lifted my spirit, and tested my patience again. The struggle to reach my intended reader continues but I have been thrilled with the response of the adults who have given so many positive comments to me personally and on my Facebook page.

I continue to encourage everyone to review Heroes by Design on Amazon, and Goodreads or even Instagram or Twitter. Parents who are looking for good books for teens will look and follow those reviews.

I will have my ARC, (Advance Reader Copy), by the end of next week and as soon as the beta reader finishes and I make the changes it will be all systems go!

Christian, MG/Christian Fiction, Tween

Hero’s Journey

I am excited to have received my manuscript back from my beta reader and I will make my corrections and get it formatted and ready for launch very soon. I still have to get a page count and have my cover designer finish the back cover.

The story continues with Sela going off to summer camp without Emily. She is faced with challenges and has to own some decisions that are out of the norm for her.

Emily and Zach are working during the summer and Emily is dealing with her father moving forward with his personal life after the death of her mother in the previous book.

All three have some growing and changing to do before high school.

Sela knows she has been called to do something with the powerful message and bond that was formed from the play. In Heroes by Design the students developed ideas for change in a play bases on Beauty and the Beast. It was a tremendous hit and barriers were crossed.

The three friends work to start a group for teens that will encourage change and create the possibility of a better world. The angels that were sent to help Emily overcome the death of her mother return in an unusual form, and together they develop an idea for Teens for a New Tomorrow. TNT “the bomb.”

They will have to work together to overcome obstacles and roadblocks. Sela will have to accept ideas from a surprising source and Emily and Zach will have to overcome some heavy issues to continue, the journey.

Christian, MG/Christian Fiction, Tween, Writing and Poetry

It’s Real!

Book launch!

Now the work really begins! I just ordered 50 more books and I will begin to contact Indie bookstores. Please remember no matter where you get your books to review them on Goodreads or on my wordpress site. Amazon will only let you leave reviews if you order from them, but if you do please leave reviews. As an author that is the only way we can get beyond our loving family and friends.

My addresses are as follows: https://ellenplumbs.indielite.org                                                                                                                     https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07NBWVTBC/           

If you have problems contact me at my e-mail address: dairsik@gmail.com

Thank You all for your support. The ride continues!

Christian, MG/Christian Fiction, Tween

Heroes by Design

Finally! Launch tomorrow, (May 11th) at Ellen Plumb’s City Bookstore! I have been a writer for a long time but now I am an author and it feels good! Thanks to all of you have supported my efforts. If you can’t come to the launch, you will be able to get the book at https://ellenplumbs.indielite.org or Amazon after the launch. Please write reviews for Amazon and Goodreads after you read the book. Also, if you subscribe on my web page, http://www.dairsik.com, you will receive updates for the next book, Hero’s Journey, or follow my page! Happy Reading!!

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Update

My launch date is re-set for May 11th at Ellen Plumb’s City Bookstore from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00. I am excited to finally say, Heroes by Design is published!

I am currently sponsoring an early-bird event if you are not able to come to the launch. It includes a signed copy and swag and one lucky person will get a Kindle Fire.
https://debrairsik.samcart.com/products/heroes-by-design/

Heroes by Design will go live on Amazon May the 12th. You can find it at:   https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07NBWVTBC/    
or order from Ellen Plumb’s at https://ellenplumbs.indielite.org/browse/book.

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The Launch Struggle

Well I have waited for the books to arrive only to discover that I have to wait until May 11th for the live launch at Ellen Plumb’s. It will happen at 4:30 P.M. on Saturday May 11th.

I will read and sign books and give away swag including, character bookmarks, a three chapter mini book of Hero’s Journey and CrossWing zipper pulls, so bring your tween, teen to Ellen Plumb’s City Bookstore.

I will also have hard copies of the. Parent, Teacher, guide available and a challenge for spoken word teen poets.

Those who do not live in the area will have an opportunity to get the signed book and swag on-line. Watch my Facebook author page for details. Facebook/D.A. Irsik/Author

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Coming Soon

I received a proof today and went through it! I have ordered books and will have them soon. The launch date will be set as soon as they arrive and I will post it here and on Facebook.

Hero’s Journey is ready for formatting and I am working with Villa Design on a cover. All is well!