We Are Not Alone is a collection of stories from authors whose lives have been touched by mental illness in some way. The collection includes poems, letters, and short stories.
Your purchase of either kindle or paperback via Amazon will go to support those with mental illness and to stop the stigma that everyone is an island when in fact, We Are Not Alone.
100% of the proceeds will be donated to NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness).
My September Goals were:
1.) Read and Review 4/5 books......and I am finishing up on my 6th review for the month. Sheesh.
2.) Finish edits for Letters to Lenora (anthology group)...... It's uploaded and going to be seen by a copy editor and then another set of eyes before we move forward as a group.....so I'm done but not "done."
3.) Update site for following interviews.....due to some conflicts, I managed to upload my lone interview on here.
4.) Finish articles for Echoes of the Struggle and Daughters of the Deep......done! My latest one for Echoes of the Struggle is called Token Asian.
5.) Host a farewell get-together for a fellow book club member...done! And she will be so soo missed.
And 6.) to continue to help, donate, sort, organize....for the victims of the Harvey flood. I know once the news find something new to cover, the victims will have been forgotten. But their rebuilding is still beginning and I want to make sure I continue to be of any help to my neighbors and fellow Houstonians. If you haven't had the chance to donate, please do so!
and we that:
1.) Read and Review the following:
- Lalibela's Wise Man by Matshona Dhliwayo - review to be posted on Oct. 5th.
- A Forest, a Flood and an Unlikely Star by J.A. Myhre - Litfuse Publicity tour and review on Oct. 10th.
- my awesome friend, Abigail Wilson, has a book out called The Day Between: a memoir of miracles that will be released on Oct. 10th!!! Can't wait to read it and add it somewhere on this calendar!
- A Small Book about a Big Problem by Edward T. Welch - Litfuse Publicity tour and review on Oct. 23rd.
- Scarlet Virgins by Rebecca Lemke - review to be posted on Oct. 27th.
2.) Post about my book signing experience! I will be at Ichigo-Con event in Pasadena, TX on Oct. 28th from 10 am - 1 pm.
3.) Get to brainstorming for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) in November!
There's not a whole lot this time - yay! And October also marks the last month I will be accepting new reviews. It's been a pleasure to "meet" all these new writers and reading their works. It has taken a LOT of my time and as I'm not getting paid for this, I will be choosing my books and authors carefully. And I'm also glad I'll be done with reviews for a while....these next three months are usually a whirlwind of activity!! Who knows what I'll decide next year but for now.....this is it.
This past Sunday, I did something out of my comfort zone. I did a Skype interview with a fellow writer and she had it broadcasted live on her page. I'm not going to say it wasn't fun because it was. I learned a lot in that short amount of time chatting with her. I focused only on the fact that it was just two people chatting and no one else was watching us chat......Soooo without further ado, here is my interview with Megan LaFollett of StoryMaker Society.
Hi, there! Friends, I did a half poetry marathon (13 poems) a few months ago and I am excited to announce that one of my poems, "Rainbows," will be published in the Poetry Marathon Anthology, 2017 edition. I'll be sure to announce the publication date soon.
Another anthology I took part in gave us a sneak peek of the cover. This will be published by the Dynamic Duo Anthology and is called We are Not Alone: Stories of Mental Health Awareness. Profits from this anthology will be used to support NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Health).
I'll also be announcing the publication date soon.
I drink too much coffee, read too many book, and in between raising miracle babies, I find time to write.
Leila Tualla's books on Goodreads
ratings: 14 (avg rating 4.00)
Storm of Hope: God, Preeclampsia, Depression and me
ratings: 11 (avg rating 4.36)
The Light Leads to Love
ratings: 8 (avg rating 4.50)
We Are Not Alone: An Anthology for Mental Health Awareness
ratings: 2 (avg rating 5.00)