usually celebrate February (my birthday month) by setting up a giveaway contest
via Goodreads or Rafflecopter, and engage my readers and followers to enter. On
occasion, I’ve hired a promotional specialist to host a virtual tour for the week
of my birthday. However, this year is different. This year (2021), I turn the
big 6-0. Whoa. Just thinking about it makes my head spin. Looking at the big
picture, sixty is a milestone in my life, as well as in my crazy writing
career. In the last ten years, I’ve had the opportunity to publish five books with
a small press publisher, and launched two young adult book series. Woohoo!
milestone to be celebrated this year is the tenth anniversary of this blog, Sharon Ledwith: I came. I saw. I wrote.,
happening in May. I feel a sense of accomplishment and gratitude, yet at the
same time a smidgen of discontent has wiggled its way into my fragile psyche.
Perhaps it’s the continuance of the Covid-19 pandemic and remnants of the
political upheaval we’ve all experienced. Or maybe it’s that I’ve noticed the publishing
landscape has changed so much since I landed my first contract in 2011. I
honestly don’t recognize the publishing paradigm anymore, and I’m sure many
authors would agree with me. In hindsight, I guess I shouldn’t take myself so
seriously. Instead, I think I’ll learn to be more flexible and just go with the
flow in these ever changing times.
said, here’s a snippet from Dan Millman’s book, The Life You Were Born To Live which offers some sage advice on the
Law of Flexibility: “Flexibility requires an alert and expansive state of
awareness; it entails not just ‘going with the flow’, but embracing and making
constructive use of it. Mastering this law, we turn stumbling blocks into
stepping-stones and problems into opportunities; when high winds blow, we don’t
just ‘accept’ or tolerate these winds, we put up windmills.”
decided to put up some windmills and celebrate my milestone birthday with a
Rafflecopter giveaway and a $3 off sale on ALL my books at Mirror World
Publishing’s online store. I’ll be giving away two signed copies of the first
books in my two young adult series: The
Last Timekeepers and the Arch of Atlantis, and Lost and Found, Book #1; Mysterious Tales from Fairy Falls. To make
it easier for you, I’ve listed the buy links for all my books with Mirror World
in grand fashion, let’s get this birthday party started! Don’t forget to apply
the code HAPPYBIRTHDAY to get $3 off
any of my books or ebooks before you make your purchase.
The Last Timekeepers and the Dark Secret, Book 2:
Legend of the Timekeepers, prequel:
Lost and Found, Book #1; Mysterious Tales from Fairy
Blackflies and Blueberries, Book #2; Mysterious Tales
from Fairy Falls:
sure what to read first? Here’s a glimpse of the premises of both my young
from Fairy Falls Teen Psychic Mysteries…
a teenager possessing a psychic ability and struggling to cope with this
freakish power. There’s no hope for a normal life, and no one who understands. Now,
imagine being uprooted and forced to live in a small tourist town where nothing
much ever happens. It’s bores-ville from the get-go.
Welcome to Fairy Falls. Expect the
Timekeepers Time Travel Adventures…
by an Atlantean Magus to be Timekeepers—legendary time travelers sworn to keep
history safe from the evil Belial—five classmates are sent into the past to
restore balance, and bring order back into the world, one mission at a time.
Children are the
keys to our future. And now, children are the only hope for our past.
wish you all good luck with the Rafflecopter contest, and may the best reader
win! Thanks for sticking it out with me these past ten years. I really
appreciate you! Cheers, be well, and thank you for reading my blog.
a Rafflecopter giveaway