Rarity…A YA novel shining the light on a rare and chronic disorder

One of the first books I ever wrote was Rarity, a love story about an unlikely couple who had their own imperfections and insecurities, but managed to find each other at a time when they needed each other the most. One of the main characters gets diagnosed with a rare and life-threatening disorder, one that has no proven treatment or cure.

I wrote this after my own son was diagnosed with the same disorder. Our family experienced so many emotions with the news and found out lives forever changed. In some ways we are stronger, in other ways…not to much. I wanted the world to have a glimpse into our world and hoped to enlighten others, and possibly help someone who had similar symptoms and didn’t know what to do about it.

This past week, I received a google alert telling me that my pen name was mentioned in an article…a Yahoo! Lifestyle article. I clicked the link and there it was…positioned at the top of a list with the likes of John Green and Veronica Roth…Rarity, by D.A. Roach! It completely made my day.

As an author, we have busy times, where we have our heads down, busy punching the keys and producing our next work…times when we are on top of the world as we release our books and read the reviews from our readers…and times when we are doing neither (which is often the time when we question if anyone is bothering to read our books, if it’s worth sitting at the keyboard for hours to craft another tale…doubting ourselves and the value of our work). I am currently in the latter state and while I know from experience that this will pass and as soon as the kids are back in school, I’ll be busy writing again…but, the doubts creep into my mind.

This article came at the perfect time. It was a positive nod during a vulnerable time, and it is such an honor to be mentioned.

Get your copy of Rarity here: http://amzn.com/B00YTETSGK

To read the full article: https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/12-young-adult-novels-featuring-203128070.html

Beneath a Sinister Moon (Book 3 Demon Hunters) COMING SOON!

That’s right, you read it right…I finished. The epic conclusion to my bestselling series, Beneath a Sinister Moon (Book 3 Demon Hunters) has been offered a contract with Limitless Publishing and will be coming to you soon. So GO GET BOOK 1 & 2 so you’re ready!!!

Between the Bleeding Willows, Book 1 Demon Hunters Series

Buy link: http://amzn.com/B01C4VVPII

Within the Darkest Hollows, Book 2 Demon Hunters Series

Buy link: http://a.co/2NaATFH

V is for…Vampire

V is for…Vampire

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The vampires I am referring to are the ones found in Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight series. I was not a big paranormal reader. Wait…correction…I was not much of a reader at all. My sister-in-law came over and handed me the first book and said, “Read this. You’ll like it.” 
I replied, “I don’t read, I don’t have time for it.” 
She simply said, “Just give it a try.”
So it sat on my counter for a long while. Then one day, I opened it and read the first chapter. It was okay, though I didn’t feel much for Bella, the girl moving to Forks to live with her dad. I kept going and by the end of the 2nd chapter I was hooked. I enjoyed the writing, the banter between the characters, the vivid descriptions…and I read the entire book and the rest of the series. Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight made me discover a love for reading.
Regardless of whether or not the movie was good or you liked the book, for me, it was a game changer. I found many other authors that I enjoyed reading and now have bookshelves full of wonderful stories. And on top of all of that, if it wasn’t for finding a love of reading, I may have never discovered my love of writing.