I’m calling this segment…
I Get by with a Little Help From my Friends
I get by with a little help from my friends is a series of blog posts I’m doing leading up to the August 1, 2013 Letters to Nowhere release (read more about that here) in support of all the nice folks I’ve met since beginning this journey toward self-publishing.
In nearly every stage of my author career, I’ve been surrounded by people who supported me, read my books, fixed my pages, provided me with answers and called me an author long before I was willing to call myself one. Then, when my husband convinced me to put Letters to Nowhere out there on my own (well, not really on my own because he’s doing all the work) I thought maybe, the sudden shift in genre and publishing method might push away my Tempest fan base and for once I’d have to really stand alone. But that didn’t happen. The reception following my announcement of Letters to Nowherewas amazing. The reception upon meeting authors who truly have made this journey 100% on their own was amazing.
Now it’s time for me to be the helpful friend. 
On a public site for self published writers to interact, I asked for YA and NA authors to post their book titles and info. I won’t be able to read all of these books, but I will be grouping them into categories to help you decide if it’s your kind of book. I did go on a bit of a buying spree and purchased at least five books last night. 
Today’s Category list books that the authors claimed were clean, younger YA, more action oriented and less romance focused. I know we all need more of these, if not to read, but to recommended to our 11, 12, 13 year old cousins, nieces, nephews, neighbors, students, etc…
Maybe you’ve heard of these books and maybe you haven’t, but if any sound intriguing to you, please take a minute to check them out and if you like what you see, spread the word. 
*all suitable for younger readers according to the authors

Has anyone read any of these books? Do any sound/look intriguing?

Happy reading!


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