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!!

Writing and Poetry

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.

Writing and Poetry

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

Writing and Poetry

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!

Writing and Poetry

God’s timing

I sit here chewing my lip and thinking about all I have to do before my launch, which is supposed to be on the 9th of March. The ARC book had some formatting issues and my formatting person has been sick. Not good.

I am trying to be patient. My character, Sela has trouble with this particular trait as well. I could possibly learn from her that I have to let go and let God. His timing is not always my timing.

If indeed I am not able to get the formatting done today and make the corrections that I have to make for the hardcopy and e-pub, I will have to change the launch date. It is not the end of the world and I can publish later in the month. I will listen and learn and let you know soon!

Writing and Poetry

Consciously Kind

ExExcellent information!

Jessica Ann

In a world where we can sit behind a keyboard and say whatever we want, or look at another and make judgments based only upon what we see with our eyes, how important it is now, more than ever, to be consciously kind. We are a faceless generation. Connected only by invisible wavelengths and radio frequencies. We can have hundreds, even thousands, of followers and simultaneously feel completely unnoticed.

It is SO easy to scroll through our feed and leave a comment on a story or a post. It is SO easy to brush someone off when they say something we don’t like. It is SO easy not to realize how our words and actions effect people. We can stroll through life mostly oblivious to the way other people feel, or convince ourselves that how they feel is illegitimate, and therefore unworthy of our notice.

Let me let you in on a little secret, as a…

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