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Author Cards and PTS Stickers

Author cards and PTS stickers

Family and Foes is available now!! While I’m excited to share this 2nd book in The Psychic Traveler Society series, I won’t be celebrating its release with a book signing. Instead, I’m offering a new feature: signed author cards!

You can now get a free, personalized author card to tape inside your paperback book or use as a one-of-a-kind bookmark!

Simply post a picture of yourself with your copy of Family and Foes on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter with the hashtag #PTSAuthorCards, and tag me in it. (Find all my social media links here.)

I’ll PM you for your mailing address and send you a handwritten thank you card and a personalized author card. I’ll also send you a PTS sticker, while supplies last.

The offer is good for both paperback and Kindle editions. For the Kindle edition, use a picture of the Family and Foes cover page or title page on your device.

Family and Foes is the 2nd book in the series. If you include the 1st book, Healers and Thieves, in your picture, I’ll send author cards for both books!

Still need to order? Buy Family and Foes here and Healers and Thieves here.

Don’t worry, your mailing address will be used for this offer only. It will not be shared or used for other promotional mailings.

I look forward to seeing you at future signings, once it’s safe for public events. Until then, post your picture to get a free, personalized author card.

Thank you for your support! And, happy reading!

New Book: Family and Foes is Available Now!

New Book! Family and Foes is available now!

My second book in The Psychic Traveler Society series, Family and Foes, is available now in both paperback and Kindle editions! You can find it here.

I’m very excited to share the next phase of Amanda Jones’ continuing story. As you may have read in previous posts, Family and Foes picks up about six months into Amanda’s PTS training. She is learning more about being a psychic traveler and about the secret society that will now shape her future.

The more Amanda learns, the more she questions her place. Does she really want to focus on being a psychic traveler? Or would she rather hang out with her friends and have a “normal” high school experience?

While it’s always exciting to release a new book, Family and Foes is special because it is part of my first series, and the first time I’ve written a sequel to a novel. There was a lot of information I needed to cover to take the story from Healers and Thieves (book 1) to the set-up for the third book. I’m happy with the result and I hope you will be, too!

Given the current pandemic, I will not be having a public book signing any time soon. I will, however, be offering a different promotion to celebrate the release of Family and Foes. Check back here later or follow me on Facebook and/or Instagram for more on that soon!

Thank you for your support! Happy Reading! 🖤

The Story Continues…

The proof for Family and Foes has arrived! I have everything else set, so once I give this a final review, we’ll be good to go with book 2 in The Psychic Traveler Society series!

I often say that being an indie author is a labor of love. The last few months have had more emphasis on the labor, but I love that you will soon be able to read Amanda Jones’ continuing story.

Family and Foes will likely be available by the end of this week, pending any last-minute publishing issues. Check back here or on social media for the announcement of when it’s available!

Family and Foes – Coming Soon!

The Psychic Traveler Society series will soon continue with the release of Family and Foes. 

Six months into her training, Amanda Jones longs to advance her psychic travel abilities, while still managing a “normal” high school experience. As she explores new worlds and new relationships, she soon begins to wonder who she can trust and where her journey will lead.

The first book in the series, Healers and Thieves, is available in both paperback and Kindle editions here.

Book Drops to Share the Love of Reading

A few months back, I began dropping off some of my books at Little Free Library boxes. It’s a great way to support free reading in local communities and also put my books in the hands of new readers. A win-win in my book!

Little Free Library Book Drops

Since then, I’ve taken my giving on the road. I’ve made book drops at little libraries in both Ohio and Delaware. (In addition to my first book drops in Northern Virginia.)

I have no idea if anyone has found my books or read them yet. But it’s fun to think of a book lover stumbling on them and being excited to read something new. It’s also fun to find the library boxes themselves.

To track them down, I use the map feature on LittleFreeLibrary.Org and look for boxes that are not too far from wherever I will be. It’s often hard to choose when I see how many there are in an area. (So many book lovers sharing free books!!)

Little Free Library Book Drops

Schools with library boxes are a great place to drop books. But I also like to leave books in parks and neighborhoods. Once the weather gets colder, I plan to leave books with some tea and coffee shops where I’ve seen indoor free libraries and book share shelves.

If you’ve found one of my books, please let me know in the comments! I’d love to hear from you!

There are ways you can help me with this project. Supporting my Patreon page helps me raise money for projects like this. You can also contact me to buy a book (at a discounted rate) that I will sign and drop at a little free library.

If you haven’t used little free libraries yourself, check them out! They are a great way to share the love of reading.

Happy Reading!

Announcing: Bitter Lily Books, LLC

As I continue to learn more about self-publishing, I’m always looking for ways to streamline the business side. (Giving me more time to focus on the writing!)

Drawing of a lily in front of book marked with the letter B, a logo representing Bitter Lily Books, LLC

As part of that effort, I’ve now registered a new business: Bitter Lily Books, LLC.

Beginning in 2020, my books will be published through this business. To connect with new readers, I hope to attend more book fairs and conventions as well.

You can also now order signed books directly through my website!

Click here to Buy Books.

Starting a new business will not change the focus of my writing. I am still diligently working on Book 2 of my Psychic Traveler Society series and hope to have some new updates on that project in the near future. I do have some side projects going, but Book 2 is my priority!

Fun fact about the new company name: When I was about 10 or so (pre-internet era), I bought a baby name book to help me come up with character names for my stories. I also looked up my own name, Susan Marie, and it said Susan meant lily and Marie meant bitter. I liked the sound of Bitter Lily and finally found a place to use it!

You’ll start to see Bitter Lily Books, LLC showing up on my website, books, and other media. It’s still me, doing my indie author thing!

Please wish me luck in figuring out this new phase of my writing career! And, as always, thanks for your support!