Archive | May 2013

50% of the proceeds from Indigo Incite will be donated to the American Red Cross

From now through June 14th, 50% of the proceeds from the sale of Indigo Incite, will be sent to the American Red Cross to support tornado relief efforts. Please spread the word. Every little bit helps to those in need!

Unless you live within the direct vicinity of the tornado damage in Oklahoma, we sit back and see the terrible aftermath and destruction on T.V.  and are horrified by the damage and loss.

So thankful that my own home and family are safe, I feel for the families whose lives have forever been affected. My grandmother grew up in Oklahoma, and I remember the stories that she told as I was growing up, stories of her summertime youth, spending evenings in the storm shelter. I can imagine the fear not only for the child sitting out the evening in the shelter, but for the parent who feels the weight of responsibility to keep their child safe.  Among all of the images on T.V., the part that I think about the most are the teachers and students who braved the storm together, and especially for those students who didn’t make it out to return home to their families. As a former teacher, I know that I would have done everything to keep my students safe, and I admire all of the teachers who put their students’ safety as their only priority. As a parent, I can’t imagine the fear of not being able to get to my children in the storm and not knowing if they were safe. That is not a fear any parent should ever have to face.

Now that the storm victims are faced with the overwhelming task of piecing their lives back together, I know that they are grateful for any help they can get. I am thankful that we have an organization like the American Red Cross, to assist those in need, and I know that they are appreciative and in need of any and all donations that they can get.

A download of Indigo Incite may be purchased from Amazon, Smashwords, or the iBookstore.

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INDIGO INCITE is now available in the iBookstore!!!

If you’re like my husband and are addicted to Apple products, now you can own INDIGO INCITE on any apple device. Read it on your iPad or Mac, or take it with you on the go, on your iPhone 🙂 I love having a good book to read on my iPhone while I wait at the doctors office, and reading INDIGO INCITE will make the time fly by as you wait. 🙂

Of course, now that I have a Nook, which my wonderful husband got for me, for Mother’s Day, now I can bring that, as well, while I wait at the doctor or anywhere else.  So, if you own a Nook and you’re feeling left out, no worries, INDIGO INCITE, should be available at Barnes & Noble sometime next week.

Happy reading, hope you enjoy it!!! 🙂

INDIGO INCITE is now available on Kindle!!!

I’m excited to announce to all of my Kindle owner fans, that you can now download Indigo Incite directly from Amazon 🙂

If you own a Kindle or an iPad, Indigo Incite should be in their catalog within a week or two. I will be sure to post as soon as it is available. In the meantime, the book can also be downloaded at Smashwords.com 🙂

Indigo Incite! Today’s the Day!!!

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It’s May 14th!!! After 2 years of writing and editing, and pausing to make peanut butter sandwiches and turning on Barney, then editing and editing and pausing to help with homework and make dinner, and editing…many times over, the big day has finally come! I feel like there should be a big drum roll and trumpets sounding at this point. I am excited to announce that INDIGO INCITE, my debut YA Fantasy Adventure, is officially released!!!

If you are new to this blog and are curious about the book, check out the “page” link at the top of this page that says “Indigo Incite”. That will take you to a blurb about the book as well as 3 excerpts from the story.

Now, where can you go to download this eBook? Visit:

https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/jaybuch78

that will take you to my direct author page on Smashwords.com where you can download the eBook onto any eReader, including iPad, Nook, and Kindle, or directly to your computer. Smashwords has submitted the book to several eReader companies; such as, Barnes & Noble and Apple, but it will be a couple of weeks before it shows up in their library. In the meantime, it’s just as simple to go directly to Smashwords.

After you have read the book, feel free to return to the Smashwords webpage to submit a review of INDIGO INCITE. I would really appreciate the feedback for future potential readers!

Thank you so much for your support!

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Happy Mother’s Day!

On this Mother’s Day, when I am on the verge of achieving a dream long in the making, I am so excited that Indigo Incite, my debut novel, is about to be published and shared for anyone who wishes to read it. It’s been a dream, long time coming, and for that I can thank my mother and my grandmother for helping to make my dream become a reality. My mother has always encouraged me to reach for my dreams, and because of that, it has never occurred to me that I couldn’t do anything that I set my mind to. My grandmother, with her inspirational wisdom, gave me the idea to write a story, many years ago, about Indigo Children. Thanks to these two wonderful women in my life, Indigo Incite has now become a reality.

From the time I could pick up a pencil and write, I knew that I had to be a writer. When I was in second grade, my mother used to bring me to work with her, on the weekends (back in the day when it was no big deal). She gave me a blank journal and colored pencils, and during that time while I sat at her work, I began to create and illustrate stories. My love for writing was born with that journal and has continued to grow and flourish.

It has been said that you know your true passion and meaning in life when you find something to do and suddenly, in that moment, you lose all sense of time. That is where I find myself in writing. When I write, there is no such thing as time (except when my kids remind me that I should probably cook dinner).  I have found my true passion in life in writing. That is my hope and dream for my children. On this mother’s day and always, I dream that they follow their true inner calling. In doing so, they will find happiness. That’s all a mother could ever wish for, for her children.

3 Day Countdown Release Giveaway!!!

Hey, you found the directions for the giveaway! Step one accomplished 🙂 Now, all you have to do is be one of the first five participants to “subscribe” to my blog and you will receive a FREE copy of my Ebook after it is released! The link to subscribe can be found on the right side of the page. Guess what? If you already subscribe (and I know who you are, LOL) you don’t have to participate. You are an automatic winner! Thank you so much for your support!!! I will announce the 5 winners this evening!

Welcome to my new blog!

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Thank you for visiting my new blog! I only had the other blog for a week, but I wasn’t happy with it. I always say, if something doesn’t seem right, you have to follow your instincts. Don’t stick with something that doesn’t make you happy. That rule can be applied to just about any part of your life! This blog is much more user friendly, and I hope you like it too! Go ahead and click on the subscribe link, on the right, if you would like to get emailed updates of the blog. I have 2 excerpts from my upcoming Ebook, Indigo Incite, posted. If you haven’t read them yet, they are a good teaser until you get the chance to read the book in its entirety. Watch for a third excerpt to post before the release date on May 14th!