My Book Give Away On Goodreads-April16 Midnight

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Hi everyone, I’m having a Goodreads book give away beginning April 16th (midnight) to May 16th (midnight). I will be giving away ten, signed copies of my book The Secret of the Golden Heart (for children ages 8-12). If you win, you can pm me on fb with a name to address the book to if you like.

Goodreads will randomly select the winners and send me the list. 

You can sign up on the link on my website, or go herebut It won’t let you sign up until April 16th after midnight.

Give away is only open to Goodreads members. If you’re not a member of Goodreads you can check it out here. 

Thanks to those who enter!

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It’s a beautiful summer day and warm temperatures have revisited the midwest in November. I hope all of you are doing well.

I’d like to announce that the printed version of my book is shipping out today and should reach my doorstep, and my eyes for review on Friday, November 6th. Woo Hoo! Hopefully, I won’t find one mistake! The next step in the process is preparing it in digital form and then up on Amazon, which shouldn’t take too much longer. The announcement will be forthcoming.

In the meantime, I’d like to thank all who’ve wished me success, who’ve given me encouragement, and for those of you who’ve told me you can’t wait to read my first book, The Secret of the Golden Heart, in the “Golden Heart Series.” It’s been a journey, let me tell you, some ups and downs and bumps, but great fun. I hope all children, the young and the young-at-heart, enjoys the story. 🙂

There are some who’ve helped answer my many questions along the way, and I’m thankful for you (you know who you are), and I’m so grateful. You’ve been so nice and willing to take the time to offer advice. It lightened my load. I only hope I can pay if forward someday.

I’m humbled that I’ve had the opportunity to reconnect with old friends on FB and to meet new friends along the way.

I hope that children everywhere will find hope and blessings along their own journey as they travel through time and follow my characters to see how their journey ends.

A tease for my 2nd book in the series

(A tease for my 2nd book in the series)

To God be the glory.

I also have a picture book in the works for younger children that I hope to have up in the coming weeks.

Please sign up for updates either on this blog, or my website at www.debbie-erickson.com for further details.

Wishing you all great success and joy-filled days ahead.

 

 

Hi Everyone

I hope you are doing well.

I’m thrilled to announce my new website www.debbie-erickson.com, designed by Heather McCorkle from heathermccorkle.wix.com/heathermccorkle. Although the site is still a WIP, it’s finished and online. I had contemplated doing this for some time because I wanted a website that would better represent my interest in the genre of fantasy writing for children and middle graders. I think it turned out really cool, and I thank Heather for her kind attention to what I was striving to achieve. She is awesome. It was just what I had envisioned.

I’ll be adding some neat things in the near future as my writing career expands, and I accomplishment my writing goals. I will be turning some of my shorter children’s stories into eBooks, and they’ll be available on my new website in the future, and I’ll continue to pursue publication of my fantasy novel, Secret of the Golden Heart, which I’m delighted to say that I was able to add some of my story elements to the site when I had Heather design the site, as you’ll see. I also have a few other ideas that I’ll be working on in the coming months.

I will no longer have my wordpress.org site, but I’ll continue using daerickson.wordpress.com site for now.

You can check out my new site here:  www.debbie-erickson.com.

As always, thank you so much for following.

~blessings

Debbie

Authors/Writers, Published or Not, are Awesome

Hi,

As I think back over 2014 (struggling as I’ve worked toward my goals) I just want to say that authors and writers, published or not, whether working on a writing career, or writing for the joy of it to share with family and friends, are so wonderful and helpful. They never think twice about offering a bit of encouragement, offer advice, or give you free expertise. Authors and writers are some of the nicest people I know. Many take time out of their busy schedule to make a comment to one of your questions, and most won’t bat an eyelash when it comes to telling you their experiences on the road to publication so you can learn from them. Every successful author I know has a passion to write and a deep desire to help other struggling writers via their websites and sometimes in an email.

I believe many agents, as well, take time out of their busy schedules to give expert advice because they really do want writers to succeed. But what many new writers don’t realize is what’s all involved in the process of being published or how great the competition is.

My goals for 2015:

*  to reach out to successful author’s and secure interviews on how their career began, and how they climbed the ladder to publication success, whether in print, on the web, or epublishing. Every writer struggles at times, but it’s such a struggle for new writers because not are you writing your story, there is also so much to learn along the way, and so much competition. New writers who are serious about their craft need help and encouragement. If I can pass along some advice in order to shorten someone’s career to publication, or make the journey a little easier, then I’m looking forward to 2015;

*  get my new MG fantasy website up and running, which isn’t too far off. The theme will be fantasy-related. The web designer designing my site will be forthcoming soon;

*  to gain more knowledge on all-around marketing and branding;

*  to have my book trailer completed and up on my website in the near future;

*  to get some of my children’s stories up on Amazon;

*  and, to exercise and work out more. :0

I hope your year goes well, with very few bumps, and I hope you’ll continue to follow me in my journey, to follow your own heart, and reach your goals. I will try to help you along the way by passing along helpful information as it comes to me.

(The enemy comes to steal, kill, and destroy. Therefore, “Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.” ~Proverbs 4:23)

Blessings,