Let me tell you all a story. (sorry it's a long post but hey, there's a surprise or two at the end!* Feel free to share.
Once upon a time ... THREE YEARS AGO to be exact, a hopeful young woman sat with her BFF late one night and wished she could share a short story she'd written with the world. She was TERRIFIED, but her friend whispered, "Be brave. Do it!" Together, they created a cover and formatted the story, uploading it in the wee hours of July 8th, 2011. No one knew it was coming, but when the newly published author announced on her blog and Facebook "SURPRISE!!", everyone rushed to read about the young werewolf, Darcy Matthews, and her Alpha fiancé, Mason O'Connor. The young author was so excited and proud that day as she watched her dreams become a reality, the result of her dream hitting numerous bestsellers list. Little did she know what the future held in store for her.
If she had, she wouldn't have waited so long to publish!
Wanna know who that young woman was? Hahaha YES, that was ME! Three years ago TODAY I bravely published the first in the Mystic Wolves series and had NO CLUE it would explode into something so wonderfully amazing! I'm about to publish my TENTH book, working on my eleventh and twelfth as we speak, and have had so many AMAZING experiences that it has quite literally CHANGED MY LIFE. So much that I met up with someone I knew many, many years ago and they didn't recognize me.
These past three years have taught me so much - to never give up, to follow your heart, to be brave even when things are scary, to dream big, to never let someone else dictate your happiness, to not hide your talents, and most of all, embrace your own awesome!
To celebrate, I wanted to first say a huge THANK YOU. It doesn't matter whether you've been with me from the beginning or whether you've joined my journey throughout different parts of the years. What's important is you're here and I'm grateful for all your support! Thank you for loving my characters and books so passionately. Thank you for asking for more. Thank you for making me laugh, smile, cry, and strive harder. THANK YOU!
In honor of today, I have TWO gifts: first is a SIGNED paperback of the winner's choice. The second is a custom swag piece that will be a SURPRISE (which is perfect because this whole MARVELOUS adventure started with one!) To enter: comment below and let me know about something that's changed YOUR life. Big or small, let's celebrate it
Ready, set, GO!