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Happy 6th Anniversary, Bridget’s Journey!

Yesterday was Bridget’s Journey’s 6th Anniversary! Wow. It’s so hard to believe it’s been 6 years already since I self-published for the first time with my baby novel. Over the years I’ve had many conversations with friends and family about this novel and the different ways it’s impacted them. Those conversations mean the world to me, but what’s funny about it is that I didn’t write it to impact anyone. I was only 14 when I wrote it, barely 16 when I self-published it. The only thing I had in my mind was to write a story and finish it and print it so I could hold it in my hands. And that’s exactly what I accomplished–and so much more.

Back then, I’d only just started my writing journey. Over the past 6 years, I’m happy to say I’ve changed and grown as a writer. I’ve self-published Everlasting, written three other novels and entered a short story contest in which I got an honorable mention! I’m a much better writer now than when I first wrote Bridget’s Journey, but the simplicity and purity of that story is still special even today. And it will always be my first, no matter how many stories I write from here on out. Self-publishing has changed my life in the best possible way and I hope to be able to do it again soon (stay tuned for details)!

To celebrate Bridget’s Journey’s anniversary, it’s FREE to download on your Kindle or Kindle app TODAY THROUGH SUNDAY! Take advantage of this discount and tell your friends!

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P.S. Please excuse my smudgy mirror, but here’s a picture of 16 year old Valerie SO EXCITED (can you tell?) to be holding a piece of her work in her hands. ❤

Posted in For Fellow Writers, The Ponderings of Life, Words Upon Words

Everlasting: Free for the First Time Ever!

Good afternoon, fellow book lovers. 🙂

I have some exciting news to share today! While I have put Bridget’s Journey up for free on Kindle a couple of times over the years, I have never done so for Everlasting. But this weekend (Friday, August 10th-Monday, August 13th) Everlasting will be FREE to download on your Kindle or Kindle app for the FIRST time ever!

Everlasting Free on Kindle

This YA fantasy is perfect for those who love the Lord of the Rings trilogy or The Princess Bride as those were my two main influences when I wrote this book. If you want to read the synopsis or even an excerpt from the Prologue, head on over to my Everlasting page and check it out!

Then, when you’re ready, click the link below and you’ll be ready for an adventure with a missing princess, a farm boy, dragons and fairies!

 

Feel free to share this blog post to anyone you think might enjoy this fantasy adventure!

 

 

Posted in For Fellow Writers, Words Upon Words

“Bridget’s Journey” is FREE on Kindle

All right, readers, it’s official! As of TODAY Bridget’s Journey is FREE to download on your Kindle!! This special deal lasts from now until Monday. If you don’t own a Kindle, you can download the free Kindle app for your smartphone or tablet now and read Bridget’s Journey on there.

To download Bridget’s Journey, click here.

When you are done reading, please write a review for it on Amazon or Goodreads so I can know how you liked it and how to improve for future novels!

Thank you, and don’t forget to spread the word!