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

The Carnival of Strange Things is Coming to Town!

Step right up! A world of horror awaits you.

CARNIVAL OF STRANGE THINGS #ANTHOLOGY

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? Featuring #horror stories by Lisa Acerbo, Luke Swanson, Rita Delude, Sara Schoen, Erin Lee Author, Rob Smales, Stacey Longo, D.A. Roach, Aaron White, Amy Crandall, Samie Sands Author, Liz Botts!

Ladies and gentlemen, step right up. The carnival is about to begin, and the show is to die for…

Grab your ticket and take a seat. The ringmaster’s opening act? A creature showcasing its bloody feat.

There are haunting spirits with much to tell. Tales of torture and screams straight from the burning flames of hell.

Tick-tock goes the time, seconds passing by as you slowly lose your mind.

Watch.
Wait.
Listen.

Evil is coming, and it’s striking from behind.

Horror and fear, like filth on your skin it clings,
Question is, are you brave enough to endure…

The Carnival of Strange Things?
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The Monster Within, by D.A. Roach
Annie, a woman who’s battled with weight issues her entire life, lost her battle and her marriage because of it. As she contemplates ending her life, an opportunity presents itself. She’s given a chance for a different future and it involves Henrik, the ringmaster of a carnival that’s come to town. But Annie soon realizes there is something mysterious and sinister about Henrik.
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FREE! Cross, YA Fantasy. Grab it Now!

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Cross, YA Fantasy
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A modern day fantasy tale with an unlikely hero in a land full of magic, dragons, and corruption.

Silver Award winner of the International Literary Classics Awards.