Take a gander up there at that beautiful book cover. That’s the portal to Pemdas a realm that’s connected and dependent on Earth. I’ve reviewed S.L. Morgan’s Ancient Guardians books before on The Book Whisperers blog and just like last time I was both overwhelmed with feels and impressed with the beauty of her prose. If you haven’t liked her fb page you are so missing out. She’s one of those authors that interacts with her readers throughout the entire book writing process. This is, as far as I know, revolutionary for us readers. S.L. Morgan invites us into her home office on a daily basis and shares with us her struggles and triumphs as a writer. This allows us, the readers, to feel a sort of….read the rest of this incredible review here: The Book Whispers
I’m writing this, not only to defend my rights to the first book in my series: Ancient Guardians: The Legacy of the Key but, to bring to attention something that I stumbled across on wattpad.
This user, GraceRulesis using my book as her own. I have never used wattpad, so I was quite confused what was really going on, and then I noticed where she was using my previous “Black Cover” edition and removed my author name.
It was very disheartening to come across this, and I hope that potential readers will understand that my award winning book is available on all reading sites. Authors, please check out wattpad if you’re not on it, search your book title and confirm that you are not a victim of this as I am.
Thank you. Below are snapshots I took of her using my material and promising to write more for them. She has been reported to wattpad and I do hope wattoad will take this seriously.
The picture says it all! Personally, when I write, I’m drawn into the scenes in the book and then the computer screen simply fades away. Now, I’m living in the enchanting dimension of Pemdas! I’m with the characters, trying to document their story! Writing is an escape for me, just like reading is! The hard part…
is being ripped out of this fascinating world in order to edit and polish the book, so I can share it with the wonderful world of readers! This is when I get to read through the book, over and over and over and over again! Find mistakes, rearrange sentences, get rid of overused words etc. Then the editor takes over and the manuscript comes back… 😩
And I start thinking is it really worth it? Do I really want to do all of this work, just so I can publish a book that will probably never pay the bills? (If you are an author you know exactly what I am talking about.) Editing is my worst enemy, it kills my creative side, it exhausts me; but, I will press on and endure through the grueling process! Why?
Because I have to share this fascinating story with the readers out there that I know will appreciate the escape just as much as I do! I complain about editing, I probably always will…but when I step back and read the final polished book, I stand amazed and more excited than ever to publish. (God Bless Editors)
There are other authors out there that won’t agree that writing is their escape, they certainly won’t agree with how I write…but we are all different, our words are different, and that’s why readers have so many wonderful books out there to choose from!
Just a little fun fact from SL Morgan!
Here’s to all authors and editors and the readers who read our work!
(whether they like it or not) 🙂
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