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Alternative Book Launch

I have planned an alternative book launch. Why?

  • I am not sure that a face to face launch is appropriate and so have looked at alternatives.
  • The book I am launching is a paperback only at the moment.
  • The target audience to buy the book is different to the target audience to read. (more about that shortly)
  • It is a gift book.
  • It is a way of giving back and trying to support young adults.

Giveaway

Firstly I will GIVEAWAY the first 50 books.

If you would like a free copy and you live in the UK please click on my contact page and send me a message as to why you would like a book and a short sentence or phrase about the person you are giving it to (not the name).

I am thrilled that The Healing Paths of Fife raised nearly £700 for local charities, but since Search for the Pearl Inside Yourself is a gift book aimed to reach out to young adults who need a boost to their self esteem, I would prefer to give the first 50 away.

Facebook

I will have a day of activities on my Facebook Pages on launch day, 25th June. More details on Monday 21st on this blog and on my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/DianaJacksonauthor

This will include givaways, quiz questions and mugs to win. Also links to useful sites.

Press

Eventispress will be writing to local press. I’ll report back as to how that goes. Having enjoyed quite a bit of coverage down in Bedfordshire (local radio stations too) several years ago we’ll approach here in Fife too.

Zoom

There will be a zoom night on Monday 28th for invited guests. Yet again I will report back on how this goes. If you would like to be invited then please let me know: diana@dianamaryjackson.co.uk

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“Search for the Pearl Inside Yourself”

“Search for the Pearl Inside Yourself

A Special Book of Encouragement for Young People”

will be launched on 25th June 2021

 

Do you know a young person, young adult, school leaver, college leaver who needs some help right now in believing in themselves?

You may be a friend, parent, aunt, grandparent or even a teacher or social worker. You may see the potential in a young person but not be able to find the words to say.

This little book of encouragement will be released at the end of the month. One of Diana’s ‘Motivational and Inspirational Series.’

(I apologize for the delay of this book launch. My Mum passed away at the beginning of March too (my Dad passed away in January) and I am finding it hard to get my head around it all at the moment)

 

 

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Review, Reflect and Move Forward to 2021 (and a festive Giveaway)

If I knew in December 2019 when I reflected on the previous year what I know now, would I have made different plans and had other aspirations? Who knows!

2020

Early March

               Click cover for link to Amazon

… saw the launch on my second ‘mystery inspired by history’ novel

MISSING Past and Present

at the last social gathering in Kinghorn, a cheerful event held at the Station Gallery.

 

More used to face to face bookish activities rather than on line, I must admit to have struggled with social media this year, having spurts of activity, interspersed with period when I just could not get my head around it.

(Like everyone, being unable to visit my elderly parents was a constant worry; both having dementia but attempting to live independently. It is only when the security rug is swept away that you realise just how much loved ones rely on visits from family)

April/ May

I worked on a little book of encouragement for young people who need direction and a bit of positivity; a project I began a few years back. I hope for it to be released February, March 2021. Watch this space for a cover reveal in the new year. 

June

 

 

Unable to be creative I worked with local ladies in Kinghorn to prepare

‘Kinghorn Lunch Club Social Memories;’

a lovely little book which, among other wonderful ideas, was a much needed morale boost for our elderly folks during the pandemic.

Click on cover for link to Amazon.

 

 

 

July

I actually began to write again, focusing on the sequel to MISSING.

August

With infection rates lower, the highlight of the month was visiting my elderly parents which was a mixture of heart wrenching moments but relief to be with them.

September/ October/ November

Working with fellow Eventispress author Brian Kerr, whose third book 

How to Value a Skylark ~ The Countryside in a Time of Change

will be launched in January 2021.

(meanwhile my parents were hospitalised not with Covid and transferred to a care home, where both are now cared for and safe. I still long to see them but when it is safe to rwsume my regular visits down south ~ the culmination of a very stressful and upsetting time. So hard not to be with them when they needed us most!)

Click on cover for more information about Brian and the book. 

 

Charity Sales

Sales of Kinghorn Lunch Club Memories and The Healing Paths of Fife (currently sold in aid of Kirkcaldy Foodbank which covers Kinghorn, Burntisland and surrounding areas as well as Kirkcaldy) 

£673

has been raised to date!

I would love it to reach £1000 as soon as possible!

On reflection, in the writing world I have some achievements to be cheerful about in 2020.

What do I long for in 2021?

~ First and foremost to see my parents and to spend some quality time with them. Both having dementia, I cannot make up for a whole year lost, but I want to do my utmost to make their lives as pleasurable as I possibly can.

~ Secondly I wish Brian Kerr every success with his new book. 

I’d like to reach my goal of £1000 through the sale of ‘The Healing Paths of Fife’

Yes, of course I would love you all to read ‘MISSING Past and Present’ and with that in mind I am willing to give 10 ebooks away if you’d like to email me ~  dianariduna@yahoo.com

…and finally I’d like to wish you all a safe Christmas,

        …that you’ll be vaccinated soon in 2021

                  …and that you can be reunited with your loved ones as soon as possible in 2021.

 

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