Something New May Be Coming Soon….

My Dear Readers,

🌟🌟🌟🌟Sometimes I like to add a little something new for you. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Can you blame me? I love you all so much that I can’t resist giving you something new.

Trust me, if and when this happens, I Β promise you will love it. πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š

I have wanted to make this happen for a long time and I am still deciding on how to do this but it will happen soon. Probably in a few months. Yes, a few months. I want to do this as soon as I can because it’s time I took this blog ro the next level. No, not paid. I’m still going to keep this website the way it is so don’t worry.

I’m still writing even though, I’m not sharing here yet. I do want to add something new. I just want it to be perfect for you as the reader and for me as the author.

I promise I will tell you all about what I am doing next as soon as I figure everything out. I still want it to be a surprise though. But I’m sure by now you can tell that my surprises are always great. I’m trying to keep busy and make sure that I’m as professional as everyone else.

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I will have more news on this new development soon.

I look forward to hearing from you soon. I thank you all for your infinite support.

Yours Truly,

Diana Rose

YA Fantasy Romance Published Author

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National Mental Health Month is Author Supported

My Dear Readers,

This month…May is National Mental Health Month. I had no idea about this. Karen D. Neal mentioned it.

This month, I’m going green too. πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š In all my posts all through May, Β you will see green hearts. I support National Mental Health Month.

I studied Psychology and received my B.A in Psychology from Brooklyn College in 2016. 2016 is also the year I started going full time as an author.

As a former psychology student, I believe that Mental Health is important and that is why I am going green. If you support Mental Health Month and you like my writing, please support me by buying a copy of my book, Book 1: Forbidden Love on Amazon right now. You can get a paperback or a Kindle version.

Help me support, Mental Health Month.

I look forward to hearing from you soon. I thank you all for your infinite support.

Yours Truly,

Diana Rose

YA Fantasy Romance Published Author

My First Walk to the Library as an Author

My Dear Readers,

You will NEVER guess where I went!!!! I went to the Brooklyn Public Library, my local branch.

With my book!!! Ahhhhh!!!!

I asked them if I could do…..AN AUTHOR EVENT there!!! I showed the lady my book and asked if I could do an Author Event there. I also asked if she thought they would take my book into the library.

The lady said to speak to the manager who will be back on Monday.

I came back it was raining πŸŒ§πŸŒ§β˜‚οΈβ˜‚οΈβ˜”β˜”πŸŒ§πŸŒ§πŸŒ§πŸŒ§ I ran home to get dry. That’s New York weather for you…one minute it’s sunny and 86Β°F and the next it’s raining.

Anyway….I can not believe I did that!! I mean about going to the library and introducing myself as…”Hi, I am the author of this book…” I never thought I would ever say those words and it felt so good… I am the the author of this book, Book 1: Forbidden Love and I am proud of it.

I might go back on Monday so, I’ll update you on what happens.

I look forward to hearing from you soon. I thank you all for your infinite support.

Yours Truly,

Diana Rose

YA Fantasy Romance Published Author

My First Paperback Sale In The Neighborhood

My Dear Readers,

Today something spectacular happened. I sold my first book (signed, of course)!!!

Okay so, going to book signings might still be scary but I will try to go out Β to sell a few copies. Yes, I know my neighbors might look at me like I’m a bit crazy but really, I don’t care. Most of them might not read English but I don’t care, their kids might, right?

I JUST SOLD A COPY. The woman said, “I’ll learn English by reading your book.”

Tomorrow I’m going out. I have to try. Am I scared? Yes. I am but I put my first signature on a book!!! As Diana Rose.!!!!! It felt good. My legs were shaking but it felt good. I’m going to call the library and figure out when I can do a signing at my local Brooklyn Public Library.

Also, any authors here in Brooklyn, come and get a book signed. It may not be 20-30 people like a regular signing but at least help me out.

I look forward to hearing from you soon. I thank you all for your infinite support.

Yours Truly,

Diana Rose

YA Fantasy Romance Published Author

New Updates About My Writing

My Dear Readers,

So, I have some more news for you and I am making some good changes to my writing process.

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β™‘ I just did something I never did before (and I’m sitting here like: Ahhhhh!!!!). I sent Book 2: Sacrificed Love to a Beta Reader and from what I hear Krissy Gott loves it so far. So, I decided that I will have 2-3 Beta Readers from now on to read my books.

If you want to be a part of this, let me know. But keep in mind, I’m very shy about my first drafts.

β™‘I am writing Book 3 and on Chapter Two. So, it’s still in progress.

β™‘Just a reminder, I have 10 copies of my book, Book 1: Forbidden Love in my box right now so as soon as I figure out PayPal, I’ll be posting a link here. I’ll be going out soon, it’s getting warmer so for those who reserved books with me, Karen D. Neal, Isadora Sunday, will get them. Keep in mind that there are ten copies and I have people who requested before publication as well.

Okay well, that’s all for now. I might do something LIVE soon. I am still thinking about a design for my business cards. Hopefully I will figure that out soon so I can order.

I look forward to hearing from you soon. I thank you all for your infinite support.

Yours Truly,

Diana Rose

YA Fantasy Romance Published Author

Lesson # 21: Creating “Swag” Or Things To Give Away

My Dear Future Readers,

Yes, today I will talk about “swag.” I wanted to talk about it for a while now but I didn’t know how. But now, I know how.

Swag is bookmarks, postcards, rack cards, banners, mugs and other such things that have an author’s logo on it.

Now that you know what “swag” is, let’s talk more about it. Β Okay, so, I am a new author which means that I have no idea at all how to create my own promotional author things. But, that does not mean that I can’t try.

Yes, I want my readers to have more than just books. I decided if I’m going to do this publication right and be a success I need some things to giveaway. I did a little research and I found a website that I could use. This is EXCITING for you too. I will be making some things for you. I don’t know what I’ll make yet but this is a very interesting idea that I’m planning on using. I will be using a website calledΒ Vista Print.

Soon, I plan on getting some things from it. I love you all so much. I really do. I believe that “swag” is a personal mark of the author who is communicating with their reader on a deeper level. That is what I want. I want to find new ways to let my readers know how much I appreciate them for staying with me. This is not an easy road but I don’t plan to stop.

I haven’t ordered anything from them yet but I do plan on it. I have been seriously considering ordering postcards, bookmarks and pens, maybe even sticky notes. Yes, that website has a lot of things. They are all so attractive to me. Especially when I customized them.

I want them ALL. But I can’t have everything. So, I’ll have to choose. It is so hard to choose. One of these days when I’m not overwhelmed by life, I will buy some swag. I don’t want to be the only author who doesn’t have things to giveaway. That would truly be embarrassing.

Still, I am still getting used to the fact that my book is actually published. Yes, I finally did it and made my dream come true. Now, I need to get on that site and really start ordering. There might be a few things that I want to do with it like book signings.

Plus, I want to still do an online release party for my readers (maybe it’s not too late) I have been postponing it for a while but a celebration is in order. In fact it is long overdue. It’s almost a month since the book was published. Β Oh my goodness!!! I did not realize it until now.

A party is definitely in order. I need to order that swag. My goodness, there’s so much to do. I can’t believe it’s almost a one month anniversary!!!!

I’ll let you know about that site when I actually order. So far, they have a lot of sales, that’s all I know.

Look for: Received Swag, sometime this month.

I look forward to hearing from you soon. I thank you all for your infinite support.

Yours Truly,

Diana Rose

YA Fantasy Romance Published Author

 

My FIRST Five Star Review

My Dear Future Readers,

I got my first 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟FIVE STAR REVIEW !!! It feels amazing!! I sold my first paperback yesterday!! Yes, Paperbacks ARE AVAILABLE on Amazon right now. You can order paperback and kindle if you go to my new page: Published Books by Diana Rose.

I’m so excited that my first book was published. I have been waiting for years for this. It feels like a dream come true. Β I am so thankful that I now have a review on my book. I really hope for more reviews but it will never compare to the feeling when I got my first review. I worked hard for this book to come out and I want to thank Dmitry Belenky LMHC for recognizing that.

This book has taken a long time to publish as you know because I have been sharing every step in my journey with you. And to receive a five star review was so moving to me, I cried because I am grateful to the one person who truly believed in my dream. Back then, all I knew was that I needed to get this story out and now I can see that hard work did not go to waste Β because I have a five star review.

You can’t imagine how much I am thankful for that one review. How much I am thankful for all the people who downloaded and bought paperbacks. Β I really feel like I’m doing something right. That one review made me feel like I am finally getting the recognition I waited for all this time.

My future readers and those who are now reading my book, Book 1: Forbidden Love, thank you. Leave reviews and tell me what you think about my book. I wrote that book, my first book, came straight from my heart. It is a story I believe in with all my heart. I believe that true love is real and it is magical. Love can do amazing things and I believe that if you see that in my book, it will change you and your ideas about love. I just want you to see that there is magic in that one emotion.

I love this story and I hope that you will love it too and share your thoughts with me. I know I made you wait for a long time and I am sorry but people say that all good things are worth the wait. I truly hope that for you, waiting for my book and finally reading it was worth the wait.

To be honest, Β I didn’t read it myself and to me, reading my own book seems strange because I know I will find something that wasn’t done. So, I ask that you but my book and read it and please tell me what you think.

I look forward to hearing from you soon. I thank you all for your infinite support.

Yours Truly,

Diana Rose

YA Fantasy Romance Published Author