Many of us began each year with a renewed vengeance to make a change in our lives – or do something that we have said we would do FOR YEARS!! And then a week or two later, we take a day off from our resolve, and then before you know it, you are planning for another year’s resolution. But there is the rare person who makes a commitment and actually does it. One of these is Jamie Lee.
Her first book in the series is One Drum. It’s a wonderful tale about a mysterious woman who shows up in the Badlands of South Dakota, and is befriended by two young boys, who need her as much as she needs them. I loved it. This is an excerpt from One Drum.
Here’s what Jamie said about her year long adventure:
Some of you may know that in January of this year I decided to publish one book a month for the entire year as a way to “cleanse” myself of 40 years of writing. It has been harder than I thought, but the background work of editing and proofreading and planning are proving easy compared to what I have to do now—ask my friends and supporters to buy the books.
I’m not sure why (my good girl Northern MN programming) but this is difficult for me to do. I decided to reach out to what I consider my “first circle” of support and ask you to help me. I would not even ask you except that I love these stories, and I think that you will, too. And when you order here, your copies will be hot of the press and signed personally with much gratitude.
These first new books are from “the Earth Songs Series” so named because they all have deep story lines that are aligned with the energy of earth and sun and moon. I think we are entering a time in the world where returning to deep listening to our hearts, each other and to our beautiful earth are as important as anything else we could do. These themes are central to my stories. I also realized right away that the reason these books have not seen the light of day is because they are special to me. They come from the deepest part of me.
Will you help?
If you will purchase the first two books of fiction, One Drum and Silver, I will include my first novel, Washaka—The Bear Dreamer for free. These three books together make a sweet trio of reading. I’ll also include a link to how to order using Paypal or to print out a form to mail at the end of my note. I’ve included some other options as well.
But here is the deal. Money is not the most important thing that I am asking you to do. What I most need is to build that oh-so-important “buzz” or word of mouth that a new book needs in order to find its feet. I’m asking you not to just buy the books and stick them on your shelf but to read them and, if you like one or both, tell others. There are several ways you can help me.
- ~~Tell your friends and family,
- ~~ Recommend a book to your library or book club,
- ~~ Leave a review on Amazon.com for that title.
These seem like small steps but for a writer trying to find her readers, they are critical. And naturally, if you don’t like the stories, I understand and thank you for that first jump start of support. I also greatly appreciate any or all comments and critique.
My long term goal is to be self-supporting not just from my workshops and consulting but from my writing and my books. It has been a great journey. Thanks for taking the time to read my special request. Below is a link to an order form that gives you several options for helping me get these books flying out around the world. I so appreciate your help.
You can either print the form and send a check or use PayPal. The next two books are done and going into print. Four in four months–wow.
Link to ordering information: click here
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