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Writers On The River ReCap

As some of you may remember, my first signing was last weekend at Writers on the River in East Peoria. It was the second year for this event, and oh my….how it has grown.

As soon as the doors opened, we were off and running. The VIP readers came pouring in. There was never a lull in the day. It was awesome, and the event raised $7,500 for two charities, Thistle Farms and The Center for Prevention of Abuse. I love when the proceeds of an event I’m signing at go towards a charity. The ladies who put this signing together are pretty darn awesome as well.

Sooo, as I said…the reader traffic was non-stop, which means the two books I was able to buy right before the doors opened, are the only ones I purchased this time and I didn’t have time to even think about taking pictures. Busy is a good thing!

Ooooooh…and The Veiled Path to Destiny made it’s debut! As of this morning, the ebook was still available for $0.99. If you were thinking of downloading it onto your Kindle, now would be a good time to do that.

Until next week….Happy Reading!

~Jolanthe~

All set and ready to sign some books.

With Deandra Hall and Savie

With Ms. Jenna Jacob

With Savie

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The Struggle Is Real…But Oh So Worth It!

Last week I told you I would have some exciting news to share with you this week. I’m going to hold off another week. Why? So I don’t jinx myself.

It’s no secret The Veiled Path to Destiny, the second book in my Veil Series, has taken me longer to write. I have second guessed my abilities to give this second book the words that adequately portray what I was seeing in my mind’s eye. Iauron and Daria deserved to have the second half of their story told well.

There had been  a stretch of time where I thought, after this book is done, I’m done. Maybe I don’t have what it takes to be more than a one book author.

If truth be told, if it were not for the readers and my author friends who have been asking for The Veiled Path to Destiny, I think I would have chucked it. The doubt was STRONG. Thankfully, that thought path didn’t last long. I have refound faith in my ability to spin a tale and do it justice, and this story will be out soon.

It’s been a struggle, but then most things worthwhile are. The trick is to not give into the urge to give up, because nothing is ever accomplished if you don’t push through the tough times.

I have a story to finish, and when I say…this story is for you…I sincerely mean it. You have been my inspiration.

Until next week…Happy Reading!


~Jolanthe~

The Sights at Penned Con 2016

This past weekend I went to Penned Con in St. Louis. It was my first year to attend in any capacity, but I guarantee it won’t be the last. What a fantastic event put together by the incredible duo, Amy and Rick Miles. They put a LOT of effort into making this event a successful one for the readers, authors, and the charity, Action for Autism. Thanks to everyone who attended, Penned Con raised over $10, 000 that will go to Action for Autism and will provide scholarship funds to help families with children on the Spectrum afford the multiple therapies so many of our children need.

Here are some sights from the event:

Hello St. Louis! Did I get lost going into the city. Yes, yes I did. Did I have a navigation system? Yes, yes I did. Thank you for asking. 😉 However, if you put in  4th Street instead of 14th Street, it’s pretty much a sure thing you’re going to end up at the wrong place….like a hotel that was closed for business. Thank the gods for smart phones so I could check the address again. lol

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Our table in the lobby is all set and ready to go!

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Nerf guns at the ready! It’s Readers vs Authors!
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Nothing says luau like Hawaiian dresses and pineapple, leis and coconut center pieces. There was a roasted pig, but no pics of that. 14494887_1700249843628370_844794450341570311_n14494792_1700250006961687_3489057457711006955_n

It’s safe to say that a fun time was had by all and we raised a tidy sum for worthy cause. I didn’t get to do much author fangirling, and that’s alright, because I was super busy doing a heck of a lot of reader fangirling!

Until next week….Happy Reading!
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~Jolanthe~