Words are in my bones. As a child I spent many wonderful recesses hiding out in the school library reading. And I started writing from an early age too. I published my first poem in third grade. So a career involving words was a natural choice. However, I was too afraid to commit to my creative side wholeheartedly and so went into journalism.
As a cub reporter, I landed the late night and weekend shifts, and some of the dreariest of assignments, including writing about the shopping frenzy that occurs annually on Black Friday for several years in a row. That meant: I had to be at work by 6 a.m. interviewing shoppers at various retail stores -- from big box stores to the local specialized stores. Yes, I had to interrupt people focused on getting the best deal to ask annoying questions. And I had to be in the middle of the mad crush of the crowd. Shudder.
Needless to say, I'm glad those days are behind me. Not only do I avoid the crowds, but I'm thankful that I finally got the courage to embrace my creative side and spread my fiction wings, I'm thankful for everyone who supported my creative endeavors and evolution, and I'm thankful that I have three stories published.
Since everyone loves good deals and to express my thanks to my readers and the universe, here are some great deals for you!
My most recent release, Dead: A Ghost Story is FREE on Amazon today.
Dead: A Ghost Story, a multicultural short about Nasreen, an Indian immigrant woman, who struggles with life & death in West Texas.
“Dead” was inspired by the many immigrant wives I met during my time as a business reporter in West Texas. For the most part these women are invisible to the mainstream society for various reasons – language barriers, isolation, and unfamiliarity with their adopted country’s laws and social mores etc. So this story was written to recognize them and to highlight a usually silent part of the immigrant story.
Here’s the link for you to download your free copy: http://amzn.com/B009TDD5FG
I'm also thankful to be celebrating the book birthday of my first published story, The Djinn's Dilemma.
I'm celebrating with an awesome birthday bash with all kinds of surPrizes (check it out here psst, there's a special Sherrilyn Kenyon package & more)!
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#SandyRelief. Auction starts Monday. Check out the schedule.
So, what are you thankful for? Leave a comment (with your email) and you could be randomly chosen (open to U.S. residents only) to win this lovely Christmas ornament from moi!
And, if you leave a comment & hop around the other BlackFridayBlogHop blogs, you could also have a chance to win:
We have THREE grand prizes. You as a reader can go to EACH blog and comment with your email address and be entered to win. Yep, you can enter over 200 times!
Now what are those prizes?
1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet
2nd Grand Prize: A $75 Amazon or B&N Gift Card
3rd Grand Prize: A Swag Pack that contains paperbacks, ebooks, 50+ bookmarks, cover flats, magnets, pens, coffee cozies, and more!
So what are you waiting for? Make like a bunny & have fun hopping!
Woot! We have the overall Black Friday Blog Hop winners! Check it out here. Congrats everyone! Thanks for hopping along & making the hop so much fun!
As for the Ornament winner...I'll mention her name in the comments! :) Have a great weekend!