When people hear the story of Trusting Strangers they ask “Do you still keep in contact with those people?”
The answer is “yes”. My mom speaks monthly to one of the main characters, and we travel to see her every year. Some of the characters have passed on, but we kept in touch till their end. Here are pictures from long ago, and current pictures.
|Our 3 hospitable hosts and my parents|
|D.A. Roach at a young age|
|D.A. Roach, Soren, and Catherine|
Tethered (Book one of J+P series)
Perry’s an 18 year old girl who is navigating her first year at college. She is finding it to be both liberating and challenging. She also has just met some incredible friends and a gorgeous guy who sends such mixed messages that she is unsure if he likes her or wishes she didn’t exist.
Can she break the ties that tether her to her parents, get the amazing grades she needs to stay at school, and win the heart of Jared? Follow Perry in her first college year in Book One of the P + J series.
Dina is just an average 7 year old growing up in the suburbs of Chicago. But she is noticing her parents arguing more and is not 100% sure she understands why. They decide to take a family vacation to Gatlinburg, TN to take their minds off the stresses plaguing them. However, a life changing event has them stranded and learning to trust strangers. This biographical tale is a part of my childhood that has introduced some interesting characters into my life. When I retell the story to people they remark “how incredible!”, “you have got to write that story down!”, and “you just don’t hear about this kind of event these days!”.
This upcoming weekend I will have both my books on a free promo. Trusting Strangers will be free on amazon.com on 8/31/2013 Trusting Strangers and Tethered will be available on amazon.com 8/31-9/1/2013 Tethered . I am also sailing through the writing of the second book in the J+P series. Perry is trying her best to stay at college and focus on her studies, but will it be enough for her extremely controlling family? Will she fall head over heels for another college hunk, or will she find her way to Jared…will it end her college career? Stay tuned. I am working hard on it and have high hopes to have it available for sale late 2013!!!
Trusting Strangers just finished a successful promo. It was free for 2 days on amazon.com and was downloaded over 3300 times. And it jump started sales of the book post-promo. Thank you all for reading it. If you have a moment. please leave a review on amazon.com or goodreads. Reviews are so important for us new authors. Please be honest. And if you didn’t like the book, please be sure to be specific about what you didn’t like. Thanks!
Tethered (book 1 of J+P series) will be free on promo July 19. And I am actively writing book 2.
Hey avid readers, I am beginning to get organized for my next book. I hope to have it out to the masses this fall. It is book 2 in the J + P series and is titled Inconsequential. Here is the cover photo for it.
|copyright Dan Race – Fotolia.com|
There will be more drama, more shocking things that happen to Perry, and more Jared. Stay tuned!