The week I started working for the San Diego COUNTY Library system, I was featured in the San Diego PUBLIC Library system (City) in their 48th Annual Local Author Exhibit.
The new Central Library is beautiful, and I'm so blessed to be featured in their exhibit. One of the ladies in my Oceanside Critique Group, Sally John, told me about it. It's a free exhibit featured in the library every year in the month of February.
If you live in San Diego and you haven't seen the new library, I strongly suggest going there... And then you get to see my books on the e-book display.
I also donated two copies of Child of Prophecy and two copies of Mysterious Warriors: Unity to the SDPL tonight while there. I got to meet a couple other local authors, and we exchanged business cards. :-) I'm SO glad I have business cards! I definitely feel like a real author during times like this.
I start my new job tomorrow. I'm working as a Library Technician I at Lemon Grove Library. It's one of my dream jobs, and I am so excited to start! My work schedule is going to be consistent and amazing! I get off at six twice a week, five twice a week, and eight one night. I'm going to make sure I have 90 minutes of writing time every day, whether its in the morning or evening. I'll have weekends off. I'm going to be mentoring one of my youth group girls every other Saturday night, and I'm going to have full Saturdays open (for Sea World with my mom, dad, sister, and niece!)
I start my final semester at a junior college, and I will be going to Mesa Community College for this semester. I will be taking English Literature II on Monday nights. It's going to be GREAT to have class only one night a week. I look forward to reading literature from Norton Anthology and writing essays. I hope to get an A or B in this class. It will continue bringing my GPA up, and there will be no reason for SDSU to deny me. If by some amazing reason I can graduate SDSU with my BA in English by June or December 2016, I will have graduated High School in 2006, got my Associate's Degree in 2011, and my Bachelor's degree in 2016.
I am working on networking this year. It is my goal to attend a writing event each month. I already went to an authors events at SD Public Downtown Library a few nights ago, and I have events planned for April, June, October, and November. Just need to fill in February, March, May, July, August, September, and December now! I joined a writing community which has tons of events every month, so I know I will be able to fill my monthly goal.
This year has already proven to be an amazing new year, and I know God will continue to provide opportunities and blessings! Praise God!
It was exactly one year ago today when I published my first paperback with Createspace. The only person who knew what I'd done was my husband.
I bought several copies of my printed book to give family and friends. I didn't tell anyone before I gave them their copy. I remember the day I got the package from Creatspace. I went to my parent's house (since I live in an apartment, I didn't want the box coming here) and showed my dad and sister the surprise I'd told them about. They were both very surprised and very proud.
I then went to my best friend's work to give her a copy. I made sure I signed it. She's the cover artist, so now she has a printed book cover as well.
After her work, I went to my mom's school, where her first graders were just getting out of class. She was shocked to see me there, and I told her I'd wait in her room. She soon came back, and I gave her her copy of Child of Prophecy. I dedicated my book to my parents, and my mom was so proud of me. It was one of the best days of my life. :-)
As a young writer, I'd always wanted to hold my book, in a real printed version, in my hands. I'd held it printed in a binder several dozen times, but this was a completely different feeling!
When I first met Adam, on May 21, 2011, I didn't know the journey I was about to go on. I had asked a co-worker, who I knew was a Christian, if he had any single Christian friends. It was the next night, at my co-worker's wife's birthday that I met Adam. I'm not the kind of girl who enjoys parties, or going to a stranger's birthday to meet a guy. I should have been terrified and anxious, but God gave me strength and courage. I kept asking myself "What's the worst than can happen?" I figured if I didn't connect with the guy, I'd leave. Therefore, the worst that could happen was that I would waste an hour or so of a Saturday night. Adam and I spent the first hour of our acquaintance talking about the San Diego County Library system, a place where we had both worked. In fact, Adam had been the guy from SD County Facilities who had moved around the equipment when I worked for Backstage Library Works, a contractor for the county. From June 2009-April 2010, Adam and I had actually worked together. Through the library, we both knew so many people. After talking about the library, we covered the basic subjects: Star Wars and superheroes.
On May 19, 2012, I married the man God had chosen for me. When I went to meet Adam, I also thought about "the best that could happen," which in my dating mind was always marriage. So now, for our second anniversary, I have decided to publish my third full-length novel, Child of Beauty, on that day. It will be available in paperback everywhere and on Kindle.
Aunt. Born Again Christian. Daughter. Friend. Geek. Librarian. Mother. Sister. Wife. Writer.