Hi guys, I'd like to update you on all that's been happening over the last little while. I've been amazingly busy, and I don't think I've used my email as much in the last 10 years as I have in the last few weeks :). But that said, it's been going well
I know I've said it before, but it bears repeating, it's been an honour and a priviledge to be a part of this venture from start to finish. The authors involved hail from far and wide, and even though they are all very talented writers in themselves they have gone above and beyond on this adventure we've all all been a part of.They have been amazing to work with, and more than a few have become really good friends, which I probably wouldn't have had the chance to know without taking part.
Now I have to remind you we have a Facebook page here - https://www.facebook.com/yourenotalone2015 , which will have a pinned post that will lead you here - https://macmillan.tributefunds.com/pamela-mary-winton . You can show your support by joining the first, and you will be able to see all the proceeds going to MacMillan on the second. Please join us there and see whats been going on.
As you know the book has been titled You're Not Alone, but what you may not know is that you can now pre-order it off Amazon here - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Youre-Not-Alone-Author-Anthology-ebook/dp/B00Y5RCOOE/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1432688217&sr=8-2&keywords=you%27re+not+alone . Or just click on the book cover above and it'll take you right there.
By pre-ordering you'll be one of the first in line to recieve a copy, and therefore one of the first in line to review, as well as being one of the first in line to support out treasured MacMillan nurses, who deserve a great big thank you for the hard, emotionally wringing work they do. They deserve our support for all the support they provide for the ones of us that need it the most.
SO COME ON PEOPLE, LET'S GIVE IT TO THEM!
Don't forget 100% of the royalties will be placed into the fund, and MacMillan will recieve every last penny that is earned. What better way to spend your money :), and you'll be getting so many talented authors you're bound to find something you like.
I'll give you a tip.. Prepare your coffee/tea, make sure you get a nice quiet seat, and get ready to be carried away :).
A lovely review on amazon.
Well, I've been so busy this last few days I forgot to pop up another review for Angel's Blood I found on Amazon. With the charity venture beginning to get really moving there have been a lot of things on my mind, and with home life still plodding along...well, I guess you get the picture. You know what it's called...life :). And doesn't it always seem to get in the way of everything else?
You're in the middle of doing something and bam! You have to cook lunch, or the phone rings, or someone knocks on the door. And if you're like me, the first thing that goes through your mind is either "What now?" of "Sh**, really.". Now don't deny it, you know it's true :). All you really want to do is go back to what you were doing.
The real annoying ones are the sales calls. They disturb you, and what for? Just to annoy you thats what. They break your concentration, drag you away from what you're doing, and generally screw things up. And all in the endevours of selling you something you don't want, and never have.
But, I digress. I have another wonderful review from Robert to show you, and here it is...
Beautifully Written 3 May 2015 By Robert Nacke - Published on Amazon.com Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase This is such well written novel that has such a interesting plot that keeps you intrigue from start to finish .The characters are very interesting with so much life in them that you forget you are reading a story .The plot is well thought out by the writer who put great detail in every aspect of it and leave you wanting more when you get to the end!I have read many novels in my days though this one stands out in being one that is such well written one as it is a timeless classic that will be around many years by a writer who is a true master.
What a great review right?
Well, I'm going to leave it there for now, a part of life that I can't escape is calling. It's called sleep :), and thogh I don't get much, I can't do without it :).
Take care, and I'll speak to you soon.
Bye for now,
Hi Guys, I thought I'd put up a quick post to show you the cover for the anthology I've been honoured to be a part of. It's been released today, so now you all can see some of what we've been doing.
We've been lucky to have help on the cover, which was designed by Christine with the digital effects by the master of technology Nico.
A lot of work has gone into the process from start to finish, and it's amazing what you can accomplish when you all work together. If you want to find out more about the authors, or the cover artists, or even see how the book itself is progressing to completion, then please visit us on the Facebook page we've opened at You're Not Alone - An Indie Author Anthology. We'd be pleased to have you, and the authors and artists will answer any questions you have.
You'll also be updated as to what is going on, and as soon as we reach publication there will be regular updates on how much money MacMillan will be recieving, which will be 100% of the books sales.
Please drop by, and mention us to all your friends. The more that now of the book, titled You're Not Alone, then the more sales there will be. And you know what that means! More money to MacMillan.
Thank you in advance for any support you give.
My PC is out to get me.
Hi guys :). I hope you're all doing well. I can say I've had another busy weekend, which seems to be the story of my life lately, though hopefull it will slow down some in the near future. I have fingers and piggies crossed, so lets hope I'll get that little bit of luck :).
What I find odd is that everytime I get busy, my PC seems to get the opposit. For some reason it's decided to be on go slow, and very often kicks me off the internet, while gleefully telling me it's limited internet access. Now I know it's lying, I have unlimited wifi, so what on earth is going on? Now I'm sure you remember me telling you I'm a tech idiot, well, that hasn't changed. Yet I find myself sitting here thinking "is this damned thing possessed?" I'm pretty sure it is. Or it could just be trying to annoy me like an irritable child. But I'm more inclined to believe it's out to get me.
In the last 3 hours I've been booted out 11 times, and it's taken me 2 hours to do what I usually do in 1 on twitter. Between the booting, and the dragging of feet to find a page, or the waiting a whole minute to do 1 retweet on twitter, I'm beginning to get a comlex. What on earth have I done to annoy the unhappy little hamster who I'm sure resides inside this damned machine somewhere. I'm torn between offering it some cheese and crackers, and trying to cojole its compliance, and tearing the thing apart and showing it my cat to bully it into working well.
Well it does seem I have a third option. I have a friend, who I've mentioned before, a Mr Toby Heyworth, who has graciously offered his time to try and fix it for me, and therefore save said hamsters life. I have to tell you he keeps me sane where the PC is concerned, well after an almost meltdown. But in all fairness that happens before I get to speak to him :). But, after I've spoken to him I find a little calm, and know that once he has found the time I will finally see and end of my battle with the infernal torture device known as a laptop :). So I bow down to the king of PC repair, who could double as my therapist during my time of war.
Now I'm off to venture back into the nightmare fight, and leave you to ponder what kind of presence exactly dwells within a PC, because I'm pretty sure it's not electronics as much as a demon from hell.
Bye for now, and best wishes to all,
A Quick Update.
Hi Guys :)
Well as you can see I've altered my website, please have a look around and let me know what you think of it. I decided I needed a bit of a change, and well, everything just mushroomed from there :). You know how it is. One small change seems to have a knock on effect, and you end up with something totally different. But it's not so bad, it's kind of growing on me. :) Like a weed :)
Well, my two minute change ended up being four hours. No doubt someone with more experience would have done it in a half hour, but this is me we're talking about, the complete tech idiot.
I do like the more cozy look, somehow it has a warmer effect than the old one, but that was one of the things I was aiming for. It's not all finished yet. I'm pretty sure I'll be adding and taking away, at least until I think it's as good as it's going to get for someone like me :)
Right! On to the charity book. Most of the stories are in now, and we've semi agreed on a title, which was almost impossible to do. My friend AR advised me to try getting some of the virtual book tour people to help out with getting noticed, and as soon as I have a full list of authors I'll be looking into that. Something none of us thought about, but AR, being as brilliant as she is, is always full of ideas. Of course, the next thing will be local news papers, and local radio stations. Who knows, if your in the UK you might actually see, or hear, about an author in your areas involvement :).
And last, but by no means least, I have managed to get the first few pages of book three done :). It's not as much as I'd like, but with everything else going on it's been slow going. Maybe when I get my workstation built it'll be a little easier, because then I can just sit down and do any time I feel like it :). Sounds real good to me :)
I guess I shouldn't forget that I also have to run a home, look after my granddaughter and son, and keep hubby going to. Whoever said a homemakers job was easy, clearly has no idea :).
Ah well! when Amazon start selling extra hours in the day, I'll be the first in line :)
Well, I'm off for now. I have to catch up on some things before hitting the sack, and it's already 1-30 am. No early night for me, but there will be a 2 year old waking me up early in the morning. Wish me luck :)
Take care all, and I'll speak to you soon,
I'm not sure if you remember me telling you about a venture I was involved in that I couldn't tell you about in my last blog, but the time has come to explain what it is I've been involved in. A few other authors, myself included, have been writing short stories for a book. "That's not news", I hear you say. Well, the part that is news is the fact that it's being done for The MacMillan Nurses Charity. I know most of you will know the jobs these nurses do, and it's heart wrenching work. They deal will death, depression, and fear in their patients, as well as dealing with their families. They are the backbone of any cancer patient, and they help them stay strong as well as keep their dignity.
Now I can tell you there are quite a few of us involved, and it's coming along nicely. We are also in contact with a representative from the group itself, and we're hoping it's not going to take much longer before we can publish.
All proceeds, and I mean every last penny, will be going to the charity, and we hope it will continue to give for many years to come, with the possibility of doing another in the future.
We have just now started to think of ways in which to get the word about the book out there as far and wide as we possibly can, and we are asking for any help we can get. Being a charity they do not have the funds for any advertising or marketing, so the authors are doing what we can to help get it noticed. So any help you can provide, or any ideas you have for getting the book noticed, whould be greatly appreciated.
Pleased contact me here, or on Twitter at @_SallyannP, or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/sallyannphillipsauthor?ref=aymt_homepage_panel .
I have to say it's been an honour, and a priviledge, to work with the others involved, as well as to do something for a cause as worthy as this one. Most of us, if not all of us, have had dealings with these nurses at one time or another, so the cause has been very near and dear to our hearts. It's been an amazing experience, and I hope to be involved with the next one when the time comes.
Well, thank you for reading guys, and as I said, if you can help in any way, or give us any direction, then please get in touch.
Best wishes to you all, and stay safe.
I am a wife, mother, and grandmother, and I live in Wales in the U.K.
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