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IT'S PUBLICATION DAY!

I feel very privileged to have been trusted by @soullyrical to take on a project dear to her heart, and to give it the scope and depth it deserved. 
It was a remarkable writing journey, and one I would repeat without a second thought to do again. 
Thank you to our Posties, our first readers, and to @vine_leaves_press for getting us out there to a new audience.
And to @msbessiebell whose cover design is simply stunning.

Link in bio for purchase.

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#epistolaryfiction 
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#vineleavespress #collaborativewriting #collaborativenovel 
#collaboration 
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#cocreate 
#notalovestory
IT'S PUBLICATION DAY! I feel very privileged to have been trusted by @soullyrical to take on a project dear to her heart, and to give it the scope and depth it deserved. It was a remarkable writing journey, and one I would repeat without a second thought to do again. Thank you to our Posties, our first readers, and to @vine_leaves_press for getting us out there to a new audience. And to @msbessiebell whose cover design is simply stunning. Link in bio for purchase. #postmarkedpipersreach #judeandellalouise #Australianauthor #australianfiction #epistolarynovel #epistolaryfiction #debutnovel #retrosexual #ozlit #auswriters #authorsofinstagram #writersofinstagram #vineleavespress #collaborativewriting #collaborativenovel #collaboration #collaborativefiction #cowritten #cocreate #notalovestory
Here's my post for #StorySnippetSaturday. This week, we're sharing one of our #supportstaff in our current WIP. I decided to share from newest WIP that I'm calling Project Glimmer at the moment.⁠⠀
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Hope you enjoy this short scene between Nerissa and my mc Ava.⁠⠀
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“Show me what?” Nerissa looks at me with the same curious look she had last time I visited her office. ⁠⠀
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“This.” I take the bottle of water from my bedside table and pour a little on the sleeve of my pajama top. Then I close my eyes and wipe the edge of the sleeve across my cheek. ⁠⠀
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After a moment of silence, I open my left eye slightly to see if Nerissa has left the room or fainted. She just sits there looking at me with a smile and a twinkle in her eyes. ⁠⠀
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“What?” I ask. “Why aren’t you freaking out or running out of here?” ⁠⠀
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“Because I knew this day would come, Ava.” ⁠⠀
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Check out the posts from my co-hosts:⁠⠀
@rynthewriter @jjotisauthor @son_dae_writes @jjotisauthor @bridieblake @authorbrittanywang⁠⠀
Here's my post for #StorySnippetSaturday. This week, we're sharing one of our #supportstaff in our current WIP. I decided to share from newest WIP that I'm calling Project Glimmer at the moment.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Hope you enjoy this short scene between Nerissa and my mc Ava.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ ***⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ “Show me what?” Nerissa looks at me with the same curious look she had last time I visited her office. ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ “This.” I take the bottle of water from my bedside table and pour a little on the sleeve of my pajama top. Then I close my eyes and wipe the edge of the sleeve across my cheek. ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ After a moment of silence, I open my left eye slightly to see if Nerissa has left the room or fainted. She just sits there looking at me with a smile and a twinkle in her eyes. ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ “What?” I ask. “Why aren’t you freaking out or running out of here?” ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ “Because I knew this day would come, Ava.” ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ ***⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Check out the posts from my co-hosts:⁠⠀ @rynthewriter @jjotisauthor @son_dae_writes @jjotisauthor @bridieblake @authorbrittanywang⁠⠀
I need this reminder. As someone who loves to create, I find that I often do my best work inside my head. When it comes time to actually put the effort in to make my ideas reality, the fears, doubts and excuses start to creep in. Suddenly, I find myself paralyzed and before I realize what’s happening, I’ve talked myself out of even trying. 🤦‍♀️
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Does anyone else experience this? Not just with writing, but with any creative work you want to accomplish? How do you overcome it? How do you stay motivated to push through? I’d love to hear your thoughts!
I need this reminder. As someone who loves to create, I find that I often do my best work inside my head. When it comes time to actually put the effort in to make my ideas reality, the fears, doubts and excuses start to creep in. Suddenly, I find myself paralyzed and before I realize what’s happening, I’ve talked myself out of even trying. 🤦‍♀️ . Does anyone else experience this? Not just with writing, but with any creative work you want to accomplish? How do you overcome it? How do you stay motivated to push through? I’d love to hear your thoughts!
#may #day1 #thisisme 
This is me... My name Mahogany St.John. I will be 16 years old in three days & my entire life I have had the entire world on my back. #staytuned to hear about how I manage it all #heavyisthehead 
#RemainRoyal #debutnovel #authorschallenge2019
#lateasalways
#may #day1 #thisisme This is me... My name Mahogany St.John. I will be 16 years old in three days & my entire life I have had the entire world on my back. #staytuned to hear about how I manage it all #heavyisthehead #RemainRoyal #debutnovel #authorschallenge2019 #lateasalways
And here is the mysterious and amazing Margate Shell Grotto. ◀️ Swipe left for more photos.⁠⠀
⁠In 1835, a farmer in Margate, England, thrust his shovel into the ground and it disappeared. A narrow hole was opened, revealing a large cavity of some sort. The farmer, naturally, lowered his small son Joshua on a rope. ⁠⠀
When Joshua was pulled back to the surface he told of a magical temple adorned in shells, hundreds, thousands… millions of them. All told, 4.6 million. When the hole was widened, the wondrous contents of the winding subterranean passageway, complete with an altar chamber and rotunda were discovered. In 1837,  the grotto opened to a curious public. ⁠⠀ The 2000 square feet of mosaics, created from mussel, cockle, whelk and oyster shells have provoked a multitude of explanations none of which have been confirmed. Shell grottoes of this type were extremely popular in the Europe of the 1700s. Many suppose this was the result of a local bigwig returning from a Grand Tour with a desire to recreate a highlight of his or her European expedition. Yet, the land above never formed part of any large estate, which is where you would expect such an extravagance to be positioned. ⁠⠀ It has been suggested that the grotto was a smuggler’s cave – almost all the shells are British. Yet this idea doesn’t hold much water either. With a distinct lack of an escape route, any smuggler would have been mad to hide their booty here.⁠⠀ The latest research from 2006 points toward the suggestion that the grotto was built by the Knights Templar or their associates sometime in the middle 1100s. Yet this theory isn’t proof – just conjecture.⁠⠀
From www.kuriositas.com.co.uk⁠⠀
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#july #seashell #seashelldecor #shellgrotto #grotto #margate #legend #mystery #seance #thethinendofthewedgenovel #coming2020 #debutnovel #debutauthor #southernwriter #southernlit #historicalfiction #histfic #parisnovel #novelresearch #lizanashtaylor  #1920s ⁠⠀
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And here is the mysterious and amazing Margate Shell Grotto. ◀️ Swipe left for more photos.⁠⠀ ⁠In 1835, a farmer in Margate, England, thrust his shovel into the ground and it disappeared. A narrow hole was opened, revealing a large cavity of some sort. The farmer, naturally, lowered his small son Joshua on a rope. ⁠⠀ When Joshua was pulled back to the surface he told of a magical temple adorned in shells, hundreds, thousands… millions of them. All told, 4.6 million. When the hole was widened, the wondrous contents of the winding subterranean passageway, complete with an altar chamber and rotunda were discovered. In 1837, the grotto opened to a curious public. ⁠⠀ The 2000 square feet of mosaics, created from mussel, cockle, whelk and oyster shells have provoked a multitude of explanations none of which have been confirmed. Shell grottoes of this type were extremely popular in the Europe of the 1700s. Many suppose this was the result of a local bigwig returning from a Grand Tour with a desire to recreate a highlight of his or her European expedition. Yet, the land above never formed part of any large estate, which is where you would expect such an extravagance to be positioned. ⁠⠀ It has been suggested that the grotto was a smuggler’s cave – almost all the shells are British. Yet this idea doesn’t hold much water either. With a distinct lack of an escape route, any smuggler would have been mad to hide their booty here.⁠⠀ The latest research from 2006 points toward the suggestion that the grotto was built by the Knights Templar or their associates sometime in the middle 1100s. Yet this theory isn’t proof – just conjecture.⁠⠀ From www.kuriositas.com.co.uk⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ #july #seashell #seashelldecor #shellgrotto #grotto #margate #legend #mystery #seance #thethinendofthewedgenovel #coming2020 #debutnovel #debutauthor #southernwriter #southernlit #historicalfiction #histfic #parisnovel #novelresearch #lizanashtaylor #1920s ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀
This is official today. #postmarkedpipersreach is out in the wild. Celebrating with coffee, a biscuit and more words on my #birthpunk.
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Thank you to everyone who made this happen. Especially @handwrittenpages who has believed in me right from the start of our friendship and partnership.
I am truly blessed.
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#postmarkedpipersreach
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#australianfiction
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#debutnovel
#retrosexual
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#ozlit
#epistolaryfiction
#collaborativefiction
#cowritten
#cocreate
#notalovestory
This is official today. #postmarkedpipersreach is out in the wild. Celebrating with coffee, a biscuit and more words on my #birthpunk. 💌 Thank you to everyone who made this happen. Especially @handwrittenpages who has believed in me right from the start of our friendship and partnership. I am truly blessed. 📚 link to purchase in bio #postmarkedpipersreach #judeandellalouise #australianfiction #epistolarynovel #debutnovel #retrosexual #ozlit #auswriters #authorsofinstagram #vineleavespress #ozlit #epistolaryfiction #collaborativefiction #cowritten #cocreate #notalovestory
NOW AVAILABLE TO ORDER
These beautiful, special edition hardbacks will be yours within only three weeks if you preorder now!

www.thegreatconspiracy.co.uk

My lifeblood for the past three years - an extensively researched novel based upon the life and times of William Jacomb, Brunel's assistant - and a bizarre conspiracy to orchestrate and monopolise the Industrial World.

THE GREAT LONDON CONSPIRACY
A startling manuscript found on the desk of esteemed civil engineer and assistant to Isambard Brunel, WILLIAM JACOMB

Catalogued for press by Jordan Mooney.

On March 25th, 1888, engineer William Jacomb was found dead at his desk - hunched over a manuscript that shed light upon his career and the industrial age.

Over a century later, this manuscript is now in the public eye for the first time, revealing a world of corruption and forbidden power throughout the Victorian era.

Inspired and informed by historical events, and catalogued for the modern reader, The Great London Conspiracy is a startling look into the world of engineering, focusing on the famous Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the SS Great Eastern and those that worked on her.

This is the secret tale behind the age that created our modern way of life. --- Photography by @kyolicious

#Debutnovel #newauthor #novel #hardback #alternatehistory #IsambardKingdomBrunel #WilliamJacomb #SSGreatEastern #victorian #alternativehistory #fiction #buymybook #preordernow #ltdedition #selfpublished #bookworm #booksofinsta #authorsofinstagram #bookstagram #mybook
NOW AVAILABLE TO ORDER These beautiful, special edition hardbacks will be yours within only three weeks if you preorder now! www.thegreatconspiracy.co.uk My lifeblood for the past three years - an extensively researched novel based upon the life and times of William Jacomb, Brunel's assistant - and a bizarre conspiracy to orchestrate and monopolise the Industrial World. THE GREAT LONDON CONSPIRACY A startling manuscript found on the desk of esteemed civil engineer and assistant to Isambard Brunel, WILLIAM JACOMB Catalogued for press by Jordan Mooney. On March 25th, 1888, engineer William Jacomb was found dead at his desk - hunched over a manuscript that shed light upon his career and the industrial age. Over a century later, this manuscript is now in the public eye for the first time, revealing a world of corruption and forbidden power throughout the Victorian era. Inspired and informed by historical events, and catalogued for the modern reader, The Great London Conspiracy is a startling look into the world of engineering, focusing on the famous Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the SS Great Eastern and those that worked on her. This is the secret tale behind the age that created our modern way of life. --- Photography by @kyolicious #Debutnovel #newauthor #novel #hardback #alternatehistory #IsambardKingdomBrunel #WilliamJacomb #SSGreatEastern #victorian #alternativehistory #fiction #buymybook #preordernow #ltdedition #selfpublished #bookworm #booksofinsta #authorsofinstagram #bookstagram #mybook
THE ONE is in Egypt! Thank you to @k8__83 for taking it to Bibliotheca Alexandria - home to 2 million books! My hubby and I travelled through Egypt in 2009 and were totally blown away by EVERYTHING! What a treat that my book gets to see it all too. #theone #theonebook #debutnovel #debutauthors19 #aussieauthor #egypt #booksinegypt #books #bookstagram #travellingbook #kaneanamaywriter
THE ONE is in Egypt! Thank you to @k8__83 for taking it to Bibliotheca Alexandria - home to 2 million books! My hubby and I travelled through Egypt in 2009 and were totally blown away by EVERYTHING! What a treat that my book gets to see it all too. #theone #theonebook #debutnovel #debutauthors19 #aussieauthor #egypt #booksinegypt #books #bookstagram #travellingbook #kaneanamaywriter
Day 32 of the PMPR Promo Publication Day

Thank you to our Posties, our first readers, and to @vine_leaves_press for getting us out there to a new audience.

IT'S PUBLICATION DAY! 
We dared @textilefiend to post a link in the SMH comments sections and she did so we saw a spike in traffic. Lots of fun.

Link in bio for purchase.

#postmarkedpipersreach
#judeandellalouise 
#Australianauthor 
#australianfiction 
#epistolarynovel 
#epistolaryfiction 
#debutnovel 
#retrosexual 
#ozlit 
#auswriters 
#authorsofinstagram #writersofinstagram 
#vineleavespress #collaborativewriting #collaborativenovel 
#collaboration 
#collaborativefiction 
#cowritten 
#cocreate 
#notalovestory
Day 32 of the PMPR Promo Publication Day Thank you to our Posties, our first readers, and to @vine_leaves_press for getting us out there to a new audience. IT'S PUBLICATION DAY! We dared @textilefiend to post a link in the SMH comments sections and she did so we saw a spike in traffic. Lots of fun. Link in bio for purchase. #postmarkedpipersreach #judeandellalouise #Australianauthor #australianfiction #epistolarynovel #epistolaryfiction #debutnovel #retrosexual #ozlit #auswriters #authorsofinstagram #writersofinstagram #vineleavespress #collaborativewriting #collaborativenovel #collaboration #collaborativefiction #cowritten #cocreate #notalovestory
What a great night at the @littlegnomebookshop Thanks to everyone who came along for our Chalk and Cheese book launch. It was fantastic meeting so many readers. Really enjoyed reading from my debut novel, One Weekend (https://www.amazon.com.au/s?k=one+weekend+by+shelley+banks&ref=nb_sb_noss) and from my blog, September Sprouts (https://septembersprouts.wordpress.com/)and as well as sharing the stage with the talented @annacahill reading from her book Colours of a Life. #authorlife #debutnovel #brisbaneauthor #bookreading #littlegnome #booksaregreat #bookshopsaregreat #readabook #contemporarywomensfiction #brisbaneblogger #brisbanebayside #booklaunch #chalkandcheese
What a great night at the @littlegnomebookshop Thanks to everyone who came along for our Chalk and Cheese book launch. It was fantastic meeting so many readers. Really enjoyed reading from my debut novel, One Weekend (https://www.amazon.com.au/s?k=one+weekend+by+shelley+banks&ref=nb_sb_noss) and from my blog, September Sprouts (https://septembersprouts.wordpress.com/)and as well as sharing the stage with the talented @annacahill reading from her book Colours of a Life. #authorlife #debutnovel #brisbaneauthor #bookreading #littlegnome #booksaregreat #bookshopsaregreat #readabook #contemporarywomensfiction #brisbaneblogger #brisbanebayside #booklaunch #chalkandcheese
INSIDE, cover reveal coming Aug 2
What if #strangerthings and #it had a book baby, and #stephenking for a nanny? Set in the 80’s, 5 thirteen-year-olds enter a haunted house. Once inside, the door disappears, and a Shadow lurks in the  darkness, intent on burning them all 
@finnwolfhardofficial would make a great Alex 
#InsideHorrorNovel #Shadow #burn #hauntedhouse #hauntedhousemassachusetts #hauntedmassachusetts #80s #asingleflame #bookcoverreveal #firstnovel #dmsiciliano #publishing #writersofinstagram #authors #debutnovel @theparliamentpress #watchingwaiting
INSIDE, cover reveal coming Aug 2 What if #strangerthings and #it had a book baby, and #stephenking for a nanny? Set in the 80’s, 5 thirteen-year-olds enter a haunted house. Once inside, the door disappears, and a Shadow lurks in the darkness, intent on burning them all @finnwolfhardofficial would make a great Alex #InsideHorrorNovel #Shadow #burn #hauntedhouse #hauntedhousemassachusetts #hauntedmassachusetts #80s #asingleflame #bookcoverreveal #firstnovel #dmsiciliano #publishing #writersofinstagram #authors #debutnovel @theparliamentpress #watchingwaiting
Benaiah at Amalfi, Italy. #benaiahbook  #debutnovel  #reader #indipublishing #historicalfiction
It was so interesting reading why people didn’t get together, or stay together the first time, which mirrored Ella-Louise and Jude’s experience - especially if being at the mercy of external pressures.
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Happy Publication Day! We are officially alive and brilliant and out on the world today. Thank you to everyone who got us here.
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#postmarkedpipersreach
#judeandellalouise
#australianfiction
#epistolarynovel
#debutnovel
#retrosexual
#ozlit
#auswriters 
#authorsofinstagram
#vineleavespress
#ozlit
#epistolaryfiction
#collaborativefiction
#cowritten
#cocreate
#notalovestory
It was so interesting reading why people didn’t get together, or stay together the first time, which mirrored Ella-Louise and Jude’s experience - especially if being at the mercy of external pressures. 💌 Happy Publication Day! We are officially alive and brilliant and out on the world today. Thank you to everyone who got us here. 💌 #postmarkedpipersreach #judeandellalouise #australianfiction #epistolarynovel #debutnovel #retrosexual #ozlit #auswriters #authorsofinstagram #vineleavespress #ozlit #epistolaryfiction #collaborativefiction #cowritten #cocreate #notalovestory
NOW AVAILABLE TO ORDER
These beautiful, special edition hardbacks will be yours within only three weeks if you preorder now!

www.thegreatconspiracy.co.uk

My lifeblood for the past three years - an extensively researched novel based upon the life and times of William Jacomb, Brunel's assistant - and a bizarre conspiracy to orchestrate and monopolise the Industrial World. --- THE GREAT LONDON CONSPIRACY
A startling manuscript found on the desk of esteemed civil engineer and assistant to Isambard Brunel, WILLIAM JACOMB

Catalogued for press by Jordan Mooney. --- On March 25th, 1888, engineer William Jacomb was found dead at his desk - hunched over a manuscript that shed light upon his career and the industrial age.

Over a century later, this manuscript is now in the public eye for the first time, revealing a world of corruption and forbidden power throughout the Victorian era.

Inspired and informed by historical events, and catalogued for the modern reader, The Great London Conspiracy is a startling look into the world of engineering, focusing on the famous Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the SS Great Eastern and those that worked on her.

This is the secret tale behind the age that created our modern way of life. --- Photography by Kyo FFrick
#Debutnovel #newauthor #novel #hardback #alternatehistory #IsambardKingdomBrunel #WilliamJacomb #SSGreatEastern #victorian #alternativehistory #fiction #buymybook #preordernow #ltdedition #selfpublished #bookworm #booksofinsta #authorsofinstagram #bookstagram #mybook
NOW AVAILABLE TO ORDER These beautiful, special edition hardbacks will be yours within only three weeks if you preorder now! www.thegreatconspiracy.co.uk My lifeblood for the past three years - an extensively researched novel based upon the life and times of William Jacomb, Brunel's assistant - and a bizarre conspiracy to orchestrate and monopolise the Industrial World. --- THE GREAT LONDON CONSPIRACY A startling manuscript found on the desk of esteemed civil engineer and assistant to Isambard Brunel, WILLIAM JACOMB Catalogued for press by Jordan Mooney. --- On March 25th, 1888, engineer William Jacomb was found dead at his desk - hunched over a manuscript that shed light upon his career and the industrial age. Over a century later, this manuscript is now in the public eye for the first time, revealing a world of corruption and forbidden power throughout the Victorian era. Inspired and informed by historical events, and catalogued for the modern reader, The Great London Conspiracy is a startling look into the world of engineering, focusing on the famous Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the SS Great Eastern and those that worked on her. This is the secret tale behind the age that created our modern way of life. --- Photography by Kyo FFrick #Debutnovel #newauthor #novel #hardback #alternatehistory #IsambardKingdomBrunel #WilliamJacomb #SSGreatEastern #victorian #alternativehistory #fiction #buymybook #preordernow #ltdedition #selfpublished #bookworm #booksofinsta #authorsofinstagram #bookstagram #mybook
Scariest thing I’ve ever done releasing this stuff. 💩ing my pants 🤣

#blog #blogging #murdermystery #mysterystories #booklover #reader #detective #competition #release #debutnovel #bookworm
Scariest thing I’ve ever done releasing this stuff. 💩ing my pants 🤣 #blog #blogging #murdermystery #mysterystories #booklover #reader #detective #competition #release #debutnovel #bookworm
Thanks to @bnsawmill for the promo!
#Repost @bnsawmill with @get_repost
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Fans of #StationEleven will need to run out and pick up #TheLightestObjectInTheUniverse by @kimieisele right away. This is one of the newest picks for our #DiscoverGreatNewWriters program and we could not put it down. Grab this one to devour over the weekend or on vacation! #staffrec #staffrecommendation #newrelease #kimieisele #books #reading #hopefulapocalypse #booksofintagram #bookstagram #readersofinstagram #shelfie #booklovers #bookyoursummer #weknowbooks #debutnovel #debutauthor #whattoreadnext
Thanks to @bnsawmill for the promo! #Repost @bnsawmill with @get_repost ・・・ Fans of #StationEleven will need to run out and pick up #TheLightestObjectInTheUniverse by @kimieisele right away. This is one of the newest picks for our #DiscoverGreatNewWriters program and we could not put it down. Grab this one to devour over the weekend or on vacation! #staffrec #staffrecommendation #newrelease #kimieisele #books #reading #hopefulapocalypse #booksofintagram #bookstagram #readersofinstagram #shelfie #booklovers #bookyoursummer #weknowbooks #debutnovel #debutauthor #whattoreadnext
AT 7:19 Barcelona time, after a final writing day of 11 hours and 45 straight minutes (with food and bathroom breaks) and 432 total pages, I finished the first prose edit to the novel I’ve been dreaming about writing for over a decade. I never thought I’d actually complete it. Today was that day. It’s a monumental goal for me, so I thought it was worth while to share. I’m sure it will change in the coming months, but it’s all there— in one fluid, readable form. Life is good. Thank you, @colleen_crilley for being so supportive and incredible through it all. #novel #firstdraft #lifegoals #contemporaryart #contemporaryfiction #surfing #creeksidemob #artlife #surfboardshaping #beautypageant #heartofglass #blondie #insideinlet #jupiterflorida #newhope #rocknroll #debutnovel
AT 7:19 Barcelona time, after a final writing day of 11 hours and 45 straight minutes (with food and bathroom breaks) and 432 total pages, I finished the first prose edit to the novel I’ve been dreaming about writing for over a decade. I never thought I’d actually complete it. Today was that day. It’s a monumental goal for me, so I thought it was worth while to share. I’m sure it will change in the coming months, but it’s all there— in one fluid, readable form. Life is good. Thank you, @colleen_crilley for being so supportive and incredible through it all. #novel #firstdraft #lifegoals #contemporaryart #contemporaryfiction #surfing #creeksidemob #artlife #surfboardshaping #beautypageant #heartofglass #blondie #insideinlet #jupiterflorida #newhope #rocknroll #debutnovel
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“The ‘horrific crush of humanity’ on your soul— maybe that’s another way of saying you’re afraid people will hurt you if you let them get close.”
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Captivating & heartwarming debut novel by Glendy Vanderah about friendship, bravery, choices, & our past ...I wasn’t sure if the story was going a sci fi or magical realism direction or neither🤫 Perfect summer read...especially by the pool in the muggy Midwest. Absolutely cannot stop staring at the breathtaking cover by @shastiolearysoudant ✨
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#bookstagram #bookstagrammer #whatelizabethreads #fiction #literature #debutnovel #glendyvanderah #ursamajor #stars #booklover #ornithology #illinois
💫🌲✨🌲💫 “The ‘horrific crush of humanity’ on your soul— maybe that’s another way of saying you’re afraid people will hurt you if you let them get close.” ⠀⠀ 💫🌲 ⠀⠀ Captivating & heartwarming debut novel by Glendy Vanderah about friendship, bravery, choices, & our past ...I wasn’t sure if the story was going a sci fi or magical realism direction or neither🤫 Perfect summer read...especially by the pool in the muggy Midwest. Absolutely cannot stop staring at the breathtaking cover by @shastiolearysoudant ✨ ⠀⠀ 🌲💫 ⠀⠀ #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #whatelizabethreads #fiction #literature #debutnovel #glendyvanderah #ursamajor #stars #booklover #ornithology #illinois
I don't think it's ever going to get old seeing my book in the wild. My awesome publisher is at LitLit today (The Little Literary Fair). It's the inaugural year of this event hosted by the L.A. Review of Books and co-hosted by Hauser & Wirth Publishers.
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So, LA folks, go check it out! You can get an early copy of my novel (!) plus FREE swag. And the swag is quite good (see the pics!)
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If you go, let me know!
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#bookfestival #litlit2019 #asariver #bookstagram #bookaddict #bookish #bookcollection #readmorebooks #readers #ilovereading #writers #writersofig #writersofinsta #writersofinstagram #writers #debutnovel #debut #debutauthor #bookobsessed #literaryfiction #literature #smallpress
I don't think it's ever going to get old seeing my book in the wild. My awesome publisher is at LitLit today (The Little Literary Fair). It's the inaugural year of this event hosted by the L.A. Review of Books and co-hosted by Hauser & Wirth Publishers. . So, LA folks, go check it out! You can get an early copy of my novel (!) plus FREE swag. And the swag is quite good (see the pics!) . If you go, let me know! . #bookfestival #litlit2019 #asariver #bookstagram #bookaddict #bookish #bookcollection #readmorebooks #readers #ilovereading #writers #writersofig #writersofinsta #writersofinstagram #writers #debutnovel #debut #debutauthor #bookobsessed #literaryfiction #literature #smallpress
Fans of #StationEleven will need to run out and pick up #TheLightestObjectInTheUniverse by @kimieisele right away. This is one of the newest picks for our #DiscoverGreatNewWriters program and we could not put it down. Grab this one to devour over the weekend or on vacation! #staffrec #staffrecommendation #newrelease #kimieisele #books #reading #hopefulapocalypse #booksofintagram #bookstagram #readersofinstagram #shelfie #booklovers #bookyoursummer #weknowbooks #debutnovel #debutauthor #whattoreadnext
Fans of #StationEleven will need to run out and pick up #TheLightestObjectInTheUniverse by @kimieisele right away. This is one of the newest picks for our #DiscoverGreatNewWriters program and we could not put it down. Grab this one to devour over the weekend or on vacation! #staffrec #staffrecommendation #newrelease #kimieisele #books #reading #hopefulapocalypse #booksofintagram #bookstagram #readersofinstagram #shelfie #booklovers #bookyoursummer #weknowbooks #debutnovel #debutauthor #whattoreadnext
When you’re face is done but you’ve no clue what to wear.... there’s a reason parties ain’t my thing 😂😂natural light is my friend though #nofilter 🥰
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When you’re face is done but you’ve no clue what to wear.... there’s a reason parties ain’t my thing 😂😂natural light is my friend though #nofilter 🥰 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #writer #author #writersofinstagram #amdrafting #girlboss #entreprenuer #amwriting #debutnovel #ambition #authorsofinstagram #businesswoman #books #dream #goals #love #ireland #irish #writers #writingcommunity #draft #selfie #redhead #irish #makeup #fashion #ireland #whattowear #helpme #party
Relaxing this #Saturday with our recently released #literaryfiction, a must-read for all historical fiction readers. THE BOYS WHO WOKE UP EARLY is a captivating and thrilling novel that takes its audience back to the past during the Kennedy era. With details so vivid and realistic, down to the dress and styles of the '50s, you're sure to feel as if you're right there with Stony and Jack. Snag your copy today and find out just how these two boys become wedged between violence, racism, the KKK, family odds, and school.

#comingofage #amreading #amwriting #author #indieauthor #histfic #litfic #writing #publishing #bookish #bookstagram #books #bookstagrammer #booking #reading #newrelease #bookrecommendation #debut #debutauthor #debutnovel #fictionbooks #ImbrifexBooks #Virginia #indiepublisher #summerread
Relaxing this #Saturday with our recently released #literaryfiction, a must-read for all historical fiction readers. THE BOYS WHO WOKE UP EARLY is a captivating and thrilling novel that takes its audience back to the past during the Kennedy era. With details so vivid and realistic, down to the dress and styles of the '50s, you're sure to feel as if you're right there with Stony and Jack. Snag your copy today and find out just how these two boys become wedged between violence, racism, the KKK, family odds, and school. #comingofage #amreading #amwriting #author #indieauthor #histfic #litfic #writing #publishing #bookish #bookstagram #books #bookstagrammer #booking #reading #newrelease #bookrecommendation #debut #debutauthor #debutnovel #fictionbooks #ImbrifexBooks #Virginia #indiepublisher #summerread
“It’s like that, with all of us here. Sick, strange, and we don’t know why. Things bursting out of us, bits missing and pieces sloughing off, and then we harden and smooth over.”
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This is literally the most gorgeous cover I own. I want to photograph it all day!.. Oh, yeah, and the book is pretty good, too 😛 "Wilder Girls" is part "Annihilation," part "Lord of the Flies," and full-on awesome. More a slow burn than a fast read, the action and unique plot will keep you reading into the night.

If you love survival stories, strong female leads, and environmental dystopias---and not to mention a super photographable cover!!!---you need "Wilder Girls" on your shelf.

Full review can be found on my blog. Link in my bio!

#books #literature #reading #bookblogger #bookpics #bookrecs #bookreviews #instabook #bookstagram #wildergirls #rorypower @itsrorypower #survivalstory #dystopian #YA #yalit #youngadult #environmentaldystopia #LGBT #debutnovel #newauthor
“It’s like that, with all of us here. Sick, strange, and we don’t know why. Things bursting out of us, bits missing and pieces sloughing off, and then we harden and smooth over.” . . . This is literally the most gorgeous cover I own. I want to photograph it all day!.. Oh, yeah, and the book is pretty good, too 😛 "Wilder Girls" is part "Annihilation," part "Lord of the Flies," and full-on awesome. More a slow burn than a fast read, the action and unique plot will keep you reading into the night. If you love survival stories, strong female leads, and environmental dystopias---and not to mention a super photographable cover!!!---you need "Wilder Girls" on your shelf. Full review can be found on my blog. Link in my bio! #books #literature #reading #bookblogger #bookpics #bookrecs #bookreviews #instabook #bookstagram #wildergirls #rorypower @itsrorypower #survivalstory #dystopian #YA #yalit #youngadult #environmentaldystopia #LGBT #debutnovel #newauthor
Introducing Deborah’s Staff Pick: Say Say Say by Lila Savage
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This debut novel is about the relationship formed between a young woman and the couple whose life she enters for one transformative year.
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“A gem of a book . . . lyrical, tender, and profoundly insightful."--Abraham Verghese, author of Cutting for Stone
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@foxy_companion @penguinrandomhouse #debutnovel #cloudandleafbookstore
Introducing Deborah’s Staff Pick: Say Say Say by Lila Savage . . This debut novel is about the relationship formed between a young woman and the couple whose life she enters for one transformative year. . . “A gem of a book . . . lyrical, tender, and profoundly insightful."--Abraham Verghese, author of Cutting for Stone . . @foxy_companion @penguinrandomhouse #debutnovel #cloudandleafbookstore
It feels good when you smash the target word count...an I right? Hope you’re having a fabULOUS Saturday 😘 #debutnovel #lostandfound #lucieandjack #kittydb #writersofinstagram #amwriting #writingcommunityofinstagram #bibliophile #bookworm #booklover #romanticsuspense #contemparyromance
It feels good when you smash the target word count...an I right? Hope you’re having a fabULOUS Saturday 😘 #debutnovel #lostandfound #lucieandjack #kittydb #writersofinstagram #amwriting #writingcommunityofinstagram #bibliophile #bookworm #booklover #romanticsuspense #contemparyromance
Grateful to be selected for October’s Southern Festival of Books! 🥰
Grateful to be selected for October’s Southern Festival of Books! 🥰
No better place to be than #harrogatecrime to receive the prints for your debut with @hera_books @harrogatefestivals #debutnovel #nolookingback
No better place to be than #harrogatecrime to receive the prints for your debut with @hera_books @harrogatefestivals #debutnovel #nolookingback
My mom found the first book I ever wrote and I’m dying 😂 #1stgrade #1stbook #babywriter #debutnovel
My mom found the first book I ever wrote and I’m dying 😂 #1stgrade #1stbook #babywriter #debutnovel
Character Aesthetic!
This for my MC. Her name is Silent Night(like the title of the book) and she's an 18 year old assassin. She's the second highest ranking assassin, aside from the Master, of course. Her weapon of choice is a gun or dagger.
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I had so much fun making this aesthetic. Cant wait to see what you guys think! More of these to come in the coming weeks 😎
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If you want more info on Silent Night, sign up for my Newsletter via the link in my bio. I'll be sending book related news to subscribers first
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#write #writer #writing #writerscommunity #writercommunity #writingaccount #iamanauthor #debutnovel #character  #characteraesthetic #pinterest #yadystopian #yadystopiannovel #debutyear #bookstagram #read #reader #novel #newsletter #silentnightnovel #theguildtrilogy
Character Aesthetic! This for my MC. Her name is Silent Night(like the title of the book) and she's an 18 year old assassin. She's the second highest ranking assassin, aside from the Master, of course. Her weapon of choice is a gun or dagger. . I had so much fun making this aesthetic. Cant wait to see what you guys think! More of these to come in the coming weeks 😎 . . If you want more info on Silent Night, sign up for my Newsletter via the link in my bio. I'll be sending book related news to subscribers first . . #write #writer #writing #writerscommunity #writercommunity #writingaccount #iamanauthor #debutnovel #character #characteraesthetic #pinterest #yadystopian #yadystopiannovel #debutyear #bookstagram #read #reader #novel #newsletter #silentnightnovel #theguildtrilogy
Hello everyone! Happy weekend! 😀
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It feels so surreal to hold my own book in my hands. A book that I wrote, that I poured my heart into and is now only days away from publishing. This has been an incredible journey so far, and I cannot wait to share my first book-baby with you all!
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Also, I recieved some special edition copies yesterday with gold text, isn't it just gorgeous!! 😍 I couldn't be happier!!
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P.S. Have you pre-ordered your copy yet? Click the link in my bio to see where you can pre-order from! 😉
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#thesecretsoftheforest #tsotf #debutauthor #debutnovel #debut #authorsofinstagram #authorscommunity #authorssupportingauthors #authorsofig #authorlife #authorgram #igwriters #igreads #instawriters #instaauthor #womenwriters #teenwriters #teenauthor #readersofinstagram #readersofig #readerscommunity #readergram #bookstagram #bookobsessed #bookish #bookstagrammer #bookishlove #bookishgirl #girlswhowrite #helenabrady
Hello everyone! Happy weekend! 😀 . It feels so surreal to hold my own book in my hands. A book that I wrote, that I poured my heart into and is now only days away from publishing. This has been an incredible journey so far, and I cannot wait to share my first book-baby with you all! . Also, I recieved some special edition copies yesterday with gold text, isn't it just gorgeous!! 😍 I couldn't be happier!! . . P.S. Have you pre-ordered your copy yet? Click the link in my bio to see where you can pre-order from! 😉 . . . . #thesecretsoftheforest #tsotf #debutauthor #debutnovel #debut #authorsofinstagram #authorscommunity #authorssupportingauthors #authorsofig #authorlife #authorgram #igwriters #igreads #instawriters #instaauthor #womenwriters #teenwriters #teenauthor #readersofinstagram #readersofig #readerscommunity #readergram #bookstagram #bookobsessed #bookish #bookstagrammer #bookishlove #bookishgirl #girlswhowrite #helenabrady
Oh, what a beautiful Saturday morning in @torbaynl! This is more like it, July! I got out my July mug to remind you to keep it up. My first book for @24in48 is Susie Taylor’s @susieisnothere debut novel #evenweirderthanbefore from @breakwaterbooks. Thanks NL Public Libraries. On the patio. 😀 #24in48 #24in48readathon #amreading #canlit #nlarts #debutnovel #nlbooks #currentread #20booksofsummer #bookishcanadians #librarybookchallenge #readathon #booksandtea #summerreading #teaandbooks #librarybooks #librarybook #readwomen #readmorewomen #nlwx
Oh, what a beautiful Saturday morning in @torbaynl! This is more like it, July! I got out my July mug to remind you to keep it up. My first book for @24in48 is Susie Taylor’s @susieisnothere debut novel #evenweirderthanbefore from @breakwaterbooks. Thanks NL Public Libraries. On the patio. 😀 #24in48 #24in48readathon #amreading #canlit #nlarts #debutnovel #nlbooks #currentread #20booksofsummer #bookishcanadians #librarybookchallenge #readathon #booksandtea #summerreading #teaandbooks #librarybooks #librarybook #readwomen #readmorewomen #nlwx
Hello Friday nighters! Wasn’t able to get too much done today but thankfully it was enough to post. Happy writing or drawing or musicing!
Hello Friday nighters! Wasn’t able to get too much done today but thankfully it was enough to post. Happy writing or drawing or musicing!
The book is now live on @amazondotin @amazonkindle @funokplease 
Grab your copy now! (link in bio)
Don't forget to review us on amazon once you are done reading.
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#Faaltugiri #FaaltugiriBookLaunch #Faaltugiriandotherflashbacks #booklaunch #debutnovel #authorsofinstagram #bookstagram #bookworm #bookalicious #80s #mumbai #bookaholic #readersofinstagram #reader #instapic
Day 32 of the PMPR Promo Pantomime

Separating author from character can be tricky. Would love to hear, once you've read the book, what you think might be fact or fiction.
Not that authors always use their youth as reference points in their work but more, perhaps, as launching points for character development.

Link in bio for purchase.

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Day 32 of the PMPR Promo Pantomime Separating author from character can be tricky. Would love to hear, once you've read the book, what you think might be fact or fiction. Not that authors always use their youth as reference points in their work but more, perhaps, as launching points for character development. Link in bio for purchase. #postmarkedpipersreach #judeandellalouise #Australianauthor #australianfiction #epistolarynovel #epistolaryfiction #debutnovel #retrosexual #ozlit #auswriters #authorsofinstagram #writersofinstagram #vineleavespress #collaborativewriting #collaborativenovel #collaboration #collaborativefiction #cowritten #cocreate #notalovestory
And the book is out!! Faaltugiri and other flashbacks is a memoir of maharashtrian girl who grew up in the 70s/80s Mumbai.

Here's the buying link for the book

https://www.amazon.in/Faaltugiri-other-flashbacks-Janhavi-Samant/dp/9381593329/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?keywords=faaltugiri&qid=1563594949&s=gateway&sr=8-1

Grab your copy now! 
Don't forget to review the book on Amazon  once you are done reading😊👍
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#faaltugiri #memoir #mumbaigirl #debutnovel #bookstagram #illustrators #artistsofinstagram #artistsoninstagram
And the book is out!! Faaltugiri and other flashbacks is a memoir of maharashtrian girl who grew up in the 70s/80s Mumbai. Here's the buying link for the book https://www.amazon.in/Faaltugiri-other-flashbacks-Janhavi-Samant/dp/9381593329/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?keywords=faaltugiri&qid=1563594949&s=gateway&sr=8-1 Grab your copy now! Don't forget to review the book on Amazon once you are done reading😊👍 . . . . . . . . #faaltugiri #memoir #mumbaigirl #debutnovel #bookstagram #illustrators #artistsofinstagram #artistsoninstagram
Happy FriYAY! What’s everyone reading right now?
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I’ve been FLYING through audiobooks this week. Between driving to and from our anniversary trip, plus a dentist appt (he lets me listen while he drills...), I’ve listened to 3 books 😳
- TRAGIC by @devneyperry
- ALEX, APPROXIMATELY by @j3nn_benn
- HOT DOG GIRL by @jl_dugan
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I think WICKED FOX by @katjcho is up next! I preordered the audiobook and have been dying to start. I’ve heard amazing things about this book too.
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I got compliments by the dentist for my @sudio TOLV #earbuds. I love them, so if course I had to talk them up 😜 This is my second pair of headphones from Sudio and I can’t recommend them enough! Huge thank you to #Sudio for sending these my way.
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You can use the code CHAPTERBREAK15 to save on your order. #ad #sponsored #gifted
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Happy FriYAY! What’s everyone reading right now? . I’ve been FLYING through audiobooks this week. Between driving to and from our anniversary trip, plus a dentist appt (he lets me listen while he drills...), I’ve listened to 3 books 😳 - TRAGIC by @devneyperry - ALEX, APPROXIMATELY by @j3nn_benn - HOT DOG GIRL by @jl_dugan . I think WICKED FOX by @katjcho is up next! I preordered the audiobook and have been dying to start. I’ve heard amazing things about this book too. —— I got compliments by the dentist for my @sudio TOLV #earbuds. I love them, so if course I had to talk them up 😜 This is my second pair of headphones from Sudio and I can’t recommend them enough! Huge thank you to #Sudio for sending these my way. . You can use the code CHAPTERBREAK15 to save on your order. #ad #sponsored #gifted —— #katcho #wickedfox #gumiho #ownvoices #penguinteen #sudiotolv #sudiomoments #partner #sudiosweden #audiobooklover #yafantasybooks #youngadultbooks #debutauthor #debutnovel #urbanfantasy #audible #booklover #bookstagrammer
Coming soon! Join us in Tempe @changinghands on Friday, August 9th at 7pm to meet #YAauthors Gilly Segal and Kimberly Jones as they present their #debutnovel, I’M NOT DYING WITH YOU TONIGHT. "An absolute page turner, I'm Not Dying with You Tonight is a compelling and powerful novel that is sure to make an impact. "--Angie Thomas, New York Times bestselling author of The Hate U Give. #imnotdyingwithyoutonight @really.gilly @kimberlylatricejones #debutduo #sourcebooksfire #schoolshooting #riot #friendshipreads #youngadultbooks #yacontemporary #weneeddiversebooks #authorevent #changinghands
Coming soon! Join us in Tempe @changinghands on Friday, August 9th at 7pm to meet #YAauthors Gilly Segal and Kimberly Jones as they present their #debutnovel, I’M NOT DYING WITH YOU TONIGHT. "An absolute page turner, I'm Not Dying with You Tonight is a compelling and powerful novel that is sure to make an impact. "--Angie Thomas, New York Times bestselling author of The Hate U Give. #imnotdyingwithyoutonight @really.gilly @kimberlylatricejones #debutduo #sourcebooksfire #schoolshooting #riot #friendshipreads #youngadultbooks #yacontemporary #weneeddiversebooks #authorevent #changinghands
Stopped at Half Price Books today and came across my first novel, A Scattered Life! Crazy how seeing it brought back the excitement of getting a novel published for the first time. Since this is the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt edition and no longer in print, I bought it.  #authorsofinstagram #ascatteredlife #karenmcquestion #bookstagram #debutnovel #willnotdieunpublished #bookstorelove #bookworm #booksofinstagram #wisconsinwriter
Stopped at Half Price Books today and came across my first novel, A Scattered Life! Crazy how seeing it brought back the excitement of getting a novel published for the first time. Since this is the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt edition and no longer in print, I bought it. #authorsofinstagram #ascatteredlife #karenmcquestion #bookstagram #debutnovel #willnotdieunpublished #bookstorelove #bookworm #booksofinstagram #wisconsinwriter
‘I avoid people. Itchy at mealtimes. Sup coffee slowly. Guzzle white wine. Watch strangers. Get nervous. There are so many things I do not know the names of. There is pho and plantain and falafel and tagine and food is luxuriant in this place. Meals trickle richly into afternoons like incomprehensible poetry and my tongue is too thick to comprehend the taste. I am not delicate enough to understand nuance. The potato smiley faces of my childhood are beige mush now. Dairy causes acne and gluten is the devil. Tapioca and soy milk and Maldon sea salt. Almonds are unethical and cheap beer causes migraines. If our bodies are defined by the things we put into them, then I am too afraid to put anything into mine. I am cheap things, sad things, small and unrefined.’
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The writing in Saltwater is simply luminous. Jessica  Andrews is an incredibly perspicacious writer. It’s a story of adolescent disenchantment. A young girl heads to university brimming with promise like a shiny new coin, only to realize that life in a big city isn’t all that glamorous. Her upbringing in working class Sunderland tethers her like a far flung anchor to a ship lost in sea. The narrative moves between the past and present like a shifting mosaic. At the epicentre of the novel is a deeply affecting, intimate and slightly fraught mother-daughter relationship. There isn’t much plot so to speak. The structure of it, told in sparse, poetic, stream-of-consciousness-style vignettes, is both the strength and the weakness of the novel. The beguiling turn of phrase and exquisite imagery can be quite arresting, but it also keeps you distanced from the characters. Lucy, our protagonist, remains bit of a mystery till the end. It also felt repetitive at times, which in a plotless novel can feel even more laborious and strained. I’d still recommend this novel with some trepidation. It’s beautifully melancholic & haunting, if just a tad bit too forced at times.
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#saltwater #jessicaandrews #bookreview #betweenbookendsreviews #bookphoto #bookishallure #bookishrestorative #instabook #literaryfiction #womenauthors #debutnovel #vscobook #beautifulbooks #bookish #booksofinstagram #sunsets
‘I avoid people. Itchy at mealtimes. Sup coffee slowly. Guzzle white wine. Watch strangers. Get nervous. There are so many things I do not know the names of. There is pho and plantain and falafel and tagine and food is luxuriant in this place. Meals trickle richly into afternoons like incomprehensible poetry and my tongue is too thick to comprehend the taste. I am not delicate enough to understand nuance. The potato smiley faces of my childhood are beige mush now. Dairy causes acne and gluten is the devil. Tapioca and soy milk and Maldon sea salt. Almonds are unethical and cheap beer causes migraines. If our bodies are defined by the things we put into them, then I am too afraid to put anything into mine. I am cheap things, sad things, small and unrefined.’ - The writing in Saltwater is simply luminous. Jessica Andrews is an incredibly perspicacious writer. It’s a story of adolescent disenchantment. A young girl heads to university brimming with promise like a shiny new coin, only to realize that life in a big city isn’t all that glamorous. Her upbringing in working class Sunderland tethers her like a far flung anchor to a ship lost in sea. The narrative moves between the past and present like a shifting mosaic. At the epicentre of the novel is a deeply affecting, intimate and slightly fraught mother-daughter relationship. There isn’t much plot so to speak. The structure of it, told in sparse, poetic, stream-of-consciousness-style vignettes, is both the strength and the weakness of the novel. The beguiling turn of phrase and exquisite imagery can be quite arresting, but it also keeps you distanced from the characters. Lucy, our protagonist, remains bit of a mystery till the end. It also felt repetitive at times, which in a plotless novel can feel even more laborious and strained. I’d still recommend this novel with some trepidation. It’s beautifully melancholic & haunting, if just a tad bit too forced at times. - 3.5/5 - #saltwater #jessicaandrews #bookreview #betweenbookendsreviews #bookphoto #bookishallure #bookishrestorative #instabook #literaryfiction #womenauthors #debutnovel #vscobook #beautifulbooks #bookish #booksofinstagram #sunsets
If you don’t have plans tonight come on down to the @littlegnomebookshop in Wynnum for our Chalk and Cheese book launch. Two authors, two great books, two entertaining book readings plus wine, cheese and a great location! Hope to see you there. 66 Florence St Wynnum. Starts at 6pm. All welcome! #authorlife #debutnovel #brisbaneauthor #bookreading #littlegnome #booksaregreat #bookshopsaregreat #readabook #contemporarywomensfiction #brisbaneblogger #brisbanebayside #booklaunch #chalkandcheese
If you don’t have plans tonight come on down to the @littlegnomebookshop in Wynnum for our Chalk and Cheese book launch. Two authors, two great books, two entertaining book readings plus wine, cheese and a great location! Hope to see you there. 66 Florence St Wynnum. Starts at 6pm. All welcome! #authorlife #debutnovel #brisbaneauthor #bookreading #littlegnome #booksaregreat #bookshopsaregreat #readabook #contemporarywomensfiction #brisbaneblogger #brisbanebayside #booklaunch #chalkandcheese
Two copies of THE ONE are up for grabs over at @meet_me_at_the_library. Be sure to check out the page for details on how to score yourself a copy! #giveaway #theone #theonebook #debutnovel #debutauthors19 #books #bookstagram #kaneanamaywriter
Two copies of THE ONE are up for grabs over at @meet_me_at_the_library. Be sure to check out the page for details on how to score yourself a copy! #giveaway #theone #theonebook #debutnovel #debutauthors19 #books #bookstagram #kaneanamaywriter
Looking for a good contemporary rom-com? ✦

Again, But Better was the first book I read this summer to get into the summer reading mindset. It was a cute read and as a fan of @xtinemay , exciting to dive into! Check out my full review on my blog (link in bio)! ✦

#bookshelf #bookstafeatures #againbutbetter #againbutbetterbook #christinericcio #debutnovel #2019books #bookreviews #bookrecommendation #bookb #bookbloggers #bookblogs #review #bloggerreview #bookreviewblog #bookreviewer
Looking for a good contemporary rom-com? ✦ Again, But Better was the first book I read this summer to get into the summer reading mindset. It was a cute read and as a fan of @xtinemay , exciting to dive into! Check out my full review on my blog (link in bio)! ✦ #bookshelf #bookstafeatures #againbutbetter #againbutbetterbook #christinericcio #debutnovel #2019books #bookreviews #bookrecommendation #bookb #bookbloggers #bookblogs #review #bloggerreview #bookreviewblog #bookreviewer