Release Me!

When I was eleven years old, writing my first article for the Nosy Neighborhood News, I had big dreams of writing books, essays, poetry and the like. As the years passed, I was convinced that becoming an author was, indeed, a dream I would probably never realize. (I still hear voices in my head telling me to do something productive rather than artistic).

But a few years ago, after spending most of my life making a living, I decided to make a life. I started putting words on paper (or cyber paper)— scratches in a notebook, notes on loose scraps of paper, ramblings on my computer—that seemed to be forming a story. A novel seemed like a daunting task, but one word after another, after another, after another led to more words than I had ever written and now all those words are about to be published.

Yes, I have a Worldwide Release date from my publisher, The Wild Rose Press, Inc. and here it is:

The Price of Secrets—Release date April 7, 2021

If you haven’t noticed by now, I am over the moon about this. It is truly a dream come true for a little girl who didn’t dare believe she would one day be an author. But I did it!  On April 7, 2021 I will officially be a published author.

Reaching this point has been a lifelong journey, but I am here to tell you that whether you’re in your 20’s or 60’s (my category)—or anywhere in between or around the edges—it is never too late to reach for the stars.

So, for all my friends sharing their stories, drawings, paintings or crafts on Facebook or for those afraid to share their creative voice, I say “Go for it!” Let the world see you.

I see you.

13 thoughts on “Release Me!

  1. That’s very good news, Jacquie. For many of us, the gestation period for our written works is quite long, stretching, as you said, all the way back to our childhoods. So, you have good reason to be deeply satisfied that your work is being published. Congratulations to my author friend! g

  2. Jacquie
    You have demonstrated that with a good story and perseverance you can publish.
    I’m very proud of you and that you have given our Lake Forest Park distinction in this world of struggling writers.

  3. So incredibly proud of you! You stuck to your guns on defining your story abd it has paid off. Congratulations! Virtual release party? 3rd Place Books virtual event?

  4. Thank you, Tyson! Does Third Place Books do virtual events? I can’t wait till we can all meet in person. What’s the word on your book? My publisher is branching out and I see some western themed books on their list. They are the best people and all the authors are so supportive of one another.

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