Okay so on Monday I talked about 3 Mistakes that Will Make Readers Want to Punch a Book in the Face. One of the mistakes involved the twist ending. Very often a writer believes she has written a twist when in fact, it is NOT a twist at all, it is a twerk. Twisting the […]
Wow! I’m so excited and here she is.
This will be available in paperback as well. Here is the back cover verbiage:
“A bittersweet story of young love, independence, and soul-crushing manipulation. J.A. Owenby shines a light on the impact that mental illness can have on a family.” —Dr. Sheri Kaye Hoff, PhD, Professional Life Coach
Mama didn’t want me. In fact, she would’ve traded my soul back for someone different if God would’ve let her, but he didn’t, so she was stuck with me.
For eighteen-year-old Lacey, life at home is a rollercoaster. She doesn’t think she’ll ever be good enough to truly deserve Mama’s love.
But when Lacey enters college and meets Walker, everything starts to change. Suddenly, Lacey is face to face with the realization that maybe what she’s always seen as normal really isn’t. Her entire life—and everything she’s ever believed about herself and her family—is abruptly hanging in midair.
Lacey is left facing two paths, and she has to make a choice. The first means walking away from everything she’s ever known. The other means never really knowing the truth.
The Truth She Knew offers an honest and powerful glimpse into mental illness, the meaning of true love, and the psychological waltz that a daughter dances as she endures her mother’s unpredictable emotions, manipulation, and abuse.
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Thank you all for your amazing support through this journey. The Truth She Knew will be available for pre-order soon.
Until Next Time…
I love this infographic and wanted to share.
Great blog and Infographic that I wanted to share from Derek Murphy. I think this is a great summary on what to do as well. Take a peek below and check out the full blog via the link, good points well made; certainly worth your time.
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A great review of my short story
- Title: Tears in the Sun, A Short Story
- Author: J. A. Owenby
- File Size: 439 KB
- Print Length: 16 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN:
- Publisher: J. A. Owenby
- Publication Date: December 25, 2013
- Sold by Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00HBZOKY4
- Formats: Kindle
- Genres: Women’s Fiction, Drama, Teen & Young Adult, Parenting & Relationships
*The author gifted me a copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased review which follows*
From the Author, J. A. Owenby:
“A Short Story – Lacey, a senior in high school, has never heard of borderline personality disorder yet she lives with it every day. As she begins realizing her family isn’t as normal as she thought, she searches for help and answers. Those answers turn her world upside down, and she is left with making life changing decisions for not only herself but her mentally ill mother who she…
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I haven’t actually written a post for a while, but I hope everyone has enjoyed the reblogs.
If you follow my FaceBook page you know I’ve been busy running through edits with my editor and that the title of my novel changed from “Hidden Tears” to “The Truth She Knew”. My editor felt the new title encompassed the story on a much deeper level.
We are currently working on the cover as well as the blurb and I should be finalizing those soon. The other exciting news is that “The Truth She Knew” has changed from a stand alone novel to a series. I’m currently 30 pages deep into writing book two.
I also sent the novel to my first beta reader and here is a little bit of what she had to say.
“I cried, I laughed, I was hot mad, and I couldn’t put this book down. For the first time in my 46 years, I took a book with me to run errands and read it while waiting at the drive-thru! I’m going to dream about book 2 tonight just so I can know what happens next.”
I’ve learned so much from working with a professional editor and moving through the process of publishing. I’ve been surrounded by wonderful people that are supportive and excited. I don’t know what I’d do without them.
Until Next Time…
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