Please welcome my guest blogger, and long-time author friend, the lovely and talented, Paula Acton! If you haven’t met this lady, you should, so after you read the post, check out her links to find out more about her. Also, there might be some free stuff ahead! Now, I’ll turn it over to Paula….
Taking the Leap
by Paula Acton
Disintegration & Other Stories was not supposed to be my first book, in fact six months ago it did not exist and I was on the verge of quitting writing but if you believe everything happens for a reason, then I guess there must be one somewhere.
At the end of last year my life started taking a downward path, in December my computer died wiping the short story collection I was working on and corrupting the online back up file. I was left with half the book that I had printed out to do final edits on and no computer. The New Years Eve saw the end of an 18 year relationship with my sons father, followed by a bout of flu that left me feeling but emotionally and physically wiped out.
Just when I thought things had to get better at the end of January my beloved Grandma passed and I sat staring at a computer screen and wrote nothing.
I could not focus, I could not bring myself to return to the book of ghost stories I had been working on, the topic was just too close to home.
Then while sorting out some files on a memory stick I came across some flash fiction pieces I had featured on my blog but had always intended to extend and do more with and Disintegration was born.
People have asked if the stories are about my break up or ones I have been through and I will confess one of them is based on my own person feelings during a break up but I will leave it to the reader to work out which one it is. The truth is I would love to believe in the fairytale but kissing all those frogs to find the prince makes for better stories.
Disintegration helped me regain my passion for writing and I want to share it and hopefully you will enjoy it, so to give people the chance I have made the Kindle version free on Monday 31st August.
For Disintegration and Other stories:
- Amazon UK link: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Disintegration-Other-Stories-Paula-Acton/dp/1515179397/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1440796025&sr=8-7&keywords=disintegration
- Amazon.com link: http://www.amazon.com/Disintegration-Other-Stories-Paula-Acton/dp/1515179397/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1440796138&sr=8-2&keywords=disintegration+%26+other+stories