Ancient Guardians: The Legacy of the KEy, Author rambles, Random, Writing

Should you wait for the storm to pass? SL Morgan dances in the rain!

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Teaching my daughter to overcome life’s obstacles…the fun way!

Yesterday we experienced a torrential downpour from out of nowhere! It was sunny one minute, omnious clouds and an incredible downpour the next.

My daughter stood staring out of the window watching the rain pouring down in awe. Amused at the sight of her, I came up from behind her and whispered, “Are you afraid to go outside?” She answered, “Yeah! It’s pouring rain and I’d get wet. Look, mom, the streets are already flooding!”

I laughed and softly sighed. Then said, “It looks like it’s time to go dance in the rain!

She looked at me like I was crazy.

I gave her a quick kiss and said, “We’re going to dance in the rain…go get the camera!”
Disclaimer: There was no thunder or lightning associated with this downpour!
The pictures below show our fun of dancing in the rain! The pictures may not show it, but it really was a torrential downpour!

     She didn’t think I was going to do it.

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….but I did! Give me a downpour and I will be out, dancing in it!!!

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Liberation 🙂

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She laughed the entire time… Watching her crazy mom dance around, soaking herself in the rain…
Then I challenged her: You coming???

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She screamed in delight, practically threw the camera and ran out into the rain….

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And that is Parenting 101!!!! 🙂

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One of my favorite quotes

                 One of my favorites by
               Tom Hiddleston, well known
              as Loki in Thor & The Avengers

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I hope everyone feels the same! Life is too short to hide from the troubles it brings our way! We have to learn to find humor in the hard times, so that we can get through them and learn from them!

SL Morgan
Author of the new series:
Ancient Guardians
      

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Mission accomplished: Avengers fight cancer!

Something for a rainy day

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Well, this has been an adventure and a half. When we started out on Monday evening, all we wanted to do was to make it possible for my father to see The Winter Soldier and maybe to get a few superhero selfies to make him chuckle. In under 48 hours our mission was accomplished, and then… we kind of went viral. I have to admit something right now: as a bit of perfectionist, it really bugs me that I can’t stay on Twitter all the time and thank each and every one of you who has tweeted the Marvel actors for us, sent messages of love and support, and sent us your sweet pictures for dad. But please know that our family are so very grateful, and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts, even if I haven’t said so directly.

You have certainly succeeded in cheering us all…

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Author rambles, Random

Happy Mother’s Day…as it backfires on me ;-)

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Mothers Day is turning out to be everything I didn’t think it would be! Jaci decides to join me on a shopping trip to the grocery store…

Dad gives her free choice of anything in the store for her to pick out for Mom on mother’s day! Well, when you walk my daughter through a million beautiful displays of flowers…she’s going to pick those!

I managed to convince her, that it’s a waste of money, they will die and Dad already bought me a beautiful ring! My idea: I’ll take a picture with the display and it will last longer and we’ll consider them to be ALL MINE! IT WORKED!

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Blurry, but they were all mine

Then we came across a particular type of flower and she just had to say: “Mom, they’re colorful flowers like the ones in your book! We HAVE to get them!”

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Great! She just had to compare them to the unique flowers in Pemdas! So, Jaci wins….

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She was so happy I gave in, she buckled them up! I had to snap a picture!

So, here I am with my beautiful flowers from the weeds of Pasidian Palace’s gardens and Jaci!!!

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My oldest son appreciating the fact that Jaci pulled one over on Mom!!! Gotta love my fun little family!

Happy Mother’s Day to all you Mom’s out there! We do deserve the best! And Happy Mother’s day to my Mom, without her I would definitely would have never had the courage to play with my creativity and one day write a book series!

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Me and my beautiful Mom! Wish I could spend Mother’s day with her…sending love all the way from Texas to the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California! Love ya, Mom!

Ancient Guardians: The Legacy of the KEy, Ancient Guardians: The Uninvited

Updates are available for Ancient Guardians Books 1&2 on Kindle

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Here’s the beautiful new cover for Ancient Guardians: The Uninvited (Book 2) and Amazon kindle has finally updated both ebooks for the readers!
After finding enough errors to warrant me having Book 1 and Book 2 reformatted professionally, I can happily say that if you have downloaded these books into your device, kindle has a wonderful feature to help you add these updates to your books!
Just go to amazon.com, click on my account, a menu will drop down and you will see an option to manage my kindle. click into this and you will see all of the books you have in your kindle library! It will give you an option to update or if there is a book you have that has an update available! I, personally have my kindle set to automatically update any ebooks that have available updates 🙂 So, with this feature available, you can update to the newest versions of any and all of your ebooks!
The Legacy of the Key has been recently reformatted and the new version should be ready for you to update
The Uninvited has the same updates, as well as the new colorful version! I will be looking into nook to see if there are also options to do updates there as well!
If there are other authors out there that have more information in regard to these features, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below!
All the best!
SL Morgan

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I love the new ‘colorful’ versions, the pictures just don’t do them justice!

Ancient Guardians: The Legacy of the KEy, Ancient Guardians: The Uninvited, Author rambles, Random

It’s never a good thing to find errors in your book after publishing!

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Photo credit: Above photo all rights of the actors in The Hangover 2 and the picture unedited belong to The Hangover movie series!

The photo above is a perfect example of how I look after nearly killing myself (along with my editor killing herself) while polishing and preparing a book for publishing!
By this time, we have already gone through the manuscript a million times, content editing, line editing…etc! Then we send off to test readers to find any missed errors!
(Disclaimer: We are all human)
None is at fault here for missing an error. And, yes, our test readers did find obvious errors!
So, now we run final test read to ensure that the book is ready to go….
Then it’s time to pay to have the books professionally formatted for all reading devices! Once that is done and finalized, it’s time to publish the book and hope it’s well received by the world of readers. (My anxiety is at it’s maximum at this point…) So I publish, but can’t walk away….I read again! How I am able to do this is unexplainable, but I guess it shows how dedicated I am to my characters and books as the author)
Once I start reading the published versions….
This is when, what I like to call ‘easter egg’ errors pop up right before my paranoid eyes! This is how my luck runs….I see them (only after the book has been published) My reaction?? Everyone I tell that helped to test read for errors reactions? (See the above photo! :-)) I despise these errors, because even though they may be read-over errors, they are still errors and have the potential to rip a reader right out of the book. They also have the potential to show that I didn’t spend ‘quite a bit of money’ to have a professional editor edit the book! I work too hard for these little gremlins to show up in my books!
Fortunately my husband introduced the books to a friend of his, who has an incredible talent for finding these errors and she was more than willing to help me remove them! (She’ll be on the editing crew for the rest of the books and I couldn’t be more grateful)
So, with that said, errors are fixed and both Ancient Guardians: Books 1&2 are currently being reformatted TODAY!
I know we are all human, and even the greatest of authors have errors in their books, but I try my best to publish books that the readers can enjoy without a ‘the the’ error showing up somewhere while they’re reading.
Sure there will be readers that will not enjoy the novels, error free or not. Of course I, just as any author, prepare myself for those reviews…but the errors have to go!!!
So enough of that, not only are the books being reformatted and republished but the NEW COVER for Book 2 “The Uninvited” is ready for publishing as well!!!

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Here’s the new cover….
It was designed to match the colorful cover for book 1, The Legacy of the Key! I love it!!!

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Book 2 “The Uninvited” New eBook cover…below!

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Me right now???? EXCITED AND HAPPY

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Have a great day! SL Morgan