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Autographed Paperbacks of Unexpected Peril are Here!

Posted by on Jun 30, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Signed copies of Unexpected Peril can be ordered and mailed to anywhere in the U.S. for $14.00. You can get all three books in the series shipped for only $32.00. They are beautiful books and make great gifts.

If you live outside of the United States, I can add the appropriate shipping fees with the discounted rate of the books. Just let me know if you’re interested.

I will be in South Georgia in July for a book signing as well.

 




 

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Stick in the Mud Meets Spontaneity $50 Giveaway

Posted by on Jun 29, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Stick in the Mud meets spontaneity

Stick in the Mud Meets Spontaneity (Meet Your Match #3) by Rachael Anderson
Home from college for the summer, Samantha Kinsey steps into her role as nanny for her two favorite little charges. But when she finds herself playing chauffeur more than playmate, her summer outlook quickly turns from fun to bleak. That is, until she drives the girls to a family-owned ranch and meets Colten McCoy—a genuine, hard-working cowboy, who’s as set in his ways as he is handsome. Although he claims he doesn’t need any fun in his life, Sam’s determined to help him find it. But she’ll soon discover that cowboys are about as easy to train as wild mustangs.

Stick in the Mud Meets Spontaneity is about an adaptable girl and a not so adaptable guy. It’s about learning to accept people for who they are and realizing that sometimes who they are is exactly who they should be.

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RachaelAuthor Rachael Anderson

USA Today bestselling author, Rachael Anderson is the mother of four and is pretty good at breaking up fights, or at least sending guilty parties to their rooms. She can’t sing, doesn’t dance, and despises tragedies. But she recently figured out how yeast works and can now make homemade bread, which she is really good at eating.

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New Orleans & Six Crazy Women – I Foresee a New Book Coming

Posted by on Jun 25, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

New Orleans, here we come! My mother, sister, three nieces, and I are headed that way, and I’m ready for some much loved Cajun food–my favorite kind.

Did you notice this is a family trip? And family is usually crazy. All six of us have extremely different personalities, and there’s a wide age range as well. Just from talking with some of the group yesterday, my mind is already taking in our personalities, and I can’t help but think like an author.

As an author, it’s easy for me to turn an adventure into a wild disaster. I’m already plotting and thinking of various scenarios. And since I’m the lucky driver on this trip, I’ll have a lot of time to think about it. Now I just need to get to New Orleans and take in the scenery so that I can add those details into my writing.

I guess the saying is true. Don’t get too close to a writer, or you might get written into a novel. Hmm… Should I turn Granny into a vampire in this one? 🙂

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The Children of Darkness Book Blast & $100 Giveaway

Posted by on Jun 24, 2015 in Book Features, Current Giveaways | 0 comments

Children of Darkness

The Children of Darkness, book one of the dystopian trilogy, The Seekers by David Litwack

“But what are we without dreams?”

A thousand years ago the Darkness came–a time of violence and social collapse when technology ran rampant. But the vicars of the Temple of Light brought peace, ushering in an era of blessed simplicity. For ten centuries they have kept the madness at bay with “temple magic,” eliminating forever the rush of progress that nearly caused the destruction of everything.

Childhood friends, Orah and Nathaniel, have always lived in the tiny village of Little Pond, longing for more from life but unwilling to challenge the rigid status quo. When their friend Thomas returns from the Temple after his “teaching”—the secret coming-of-age ritual that binds the young to the Light—they barely recognize the broken and brooding man the boy has become. Then when Orah is summoned as well, Nathaniel follows in a foolhardy attempt to save her.

In the prisons of Temple City, they discover a terrible secret that launches the three on a journey to find the forbidden keep, placing their lives in jeopardy. For hidden in the keep awaits a truth from the past that threatens the foundation of the Temple. If they reveal that truth, they might release the long-suppressed potential of their people, but they would also incur the Temple’s wrath as it is written:

“If there comes among you a dreamer of dreams saying ‘Let us return to the darkness,’ you shall stone him, because he has sought to thrust you away from the light.”

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Praise for The Children of Darkness

“A must-read page turner.” Kirkus Review

“Litwack’s storytelling painted a world of both light and darkness–and the truth that would mix the two.” Fiction Fervor

“The Children of Darkness is a dystopian novel that will stay with you long after you finish reading it.” C.P. Bialois

“A fresh perspective on our own society…[an] enjoyable read that will make you wonder just how society will judge us in the future.” Lexie

 

 

David LitwackAuthor David Litwack
The urge to write first struck when working on a newsletter at a youth encampment in the woods of northern Maine. It may have been the night when lightning flashed at sunset followed by northern lights rippling after dark. Or maybe it was the newsletter’s editor, a girl with eyes the color of the ocean. But he was inspired to write about the blurry line between reality and the fantastic.

Using two fingers and lots of white-out, he religiously typed five pages a day throughout college and well into his twenties. Then life intervened. He paused to raise two sons and pursue a career, in the process becoming a well-known entrepreneur in the software industry, founding several successful companies. When he found time again to daydream, the urge to write returned.
After publishing two award winning novels, Along the Watchtower and The Daughter of the Sea and the Sky, he’s hard at work on the dystopian trilogy, The Seekers.
David and his wife split their time between Cape Cod, Florida and anywhere else that catches their fancy. He no longer limits himself to five pages a day and is thankful every keystroke for the invention of the word processor.

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Mom, Wife, & Author – My Superhero Cape has Fallen Off!

Posted by on Jun 18, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Most authors know that having a strong presence on social media is extremely important these days, and many (if not most) struggle with the amount of time it takes to develop and maintain their author platform. Before my first novel was published, I spent many hours a day researching what needed to be done and how to do it efficiently. There are a lot of apps that help to save time, and once a routine is put into place, things get easier.

However, life can easily get off balance and start to spin out of control. I once did a post about keeping the balance, and I’ll admit that I fell off the tightrope this spring. Although I finished writing Unexpected Peril early and had enough time to take December off for family and travel, January was the beginning of a steady fall downhill. My two daughters added many things to their schedule, and it all peaked the first three months of this year. I found myself spending a lot of time packing and unpacking, and we were traveling almost every weekend for competitions and tournaments.

Add that I had an editing deadline (the worst kind) over my head the entire time that had to be extended, and it was a recipe for disaster. By March, every area of my life was in complete chaos, and like most mothers in America, the rest of my family seemed oblivious to the limits of my super powers–even thinking I can be in three places at once almost every night of the week.

In the end, the eBook of Unexpected Peril was released on time with some editing issues that I found while proofing the paperback. The revisions were quickly made, and things are back on track with the release. However, I have not done much marketing on this novel, and I’ve pulled back from social media for a while. I’ve not been blogging as much or very active on Twitter. I’ve basically been doing the minimum on my social media.

Right now, I’m trying to get my life back in balance and my house organized. That requires planning and shopping for shelves and such. I’m also using this summer to train my children to do more, as I’ve canceled almost all of their summer sports and activities. We’re also having a lot of discussions about their future activities and their capabilities to help out–AKA, Mom’s on a mild strike, and the family needs to realize she is an actual human with many limits to her “super powers.”

I plan to start writing again next month, after I make some changes to Unexpected Metamorphosis to reflect the same writing style I used with the other two books in the series. Until then, I’ll do my best to answer emails and social media messages. My heart is tied to writing, as it is my passion. I just have to take some time to focus on getting back on balance–mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. I’m working on finding the calm again.

Let me know in the comment section if you relate–not just authors, but all moms/dads in general. It’s easy to suddenly find yourself drowning in life’s demands.

Oh, and don’t worry if any of this will affect the release of Unexpected Beginning. I would never leave my readers hanging and am greatly honored that many of you highly anticipate my book releases. Thank you all for your support and love for Alissia.

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