The Day Has Come!

black and white me     Well, ladies and gentlemen the day has finally arrived! Dying To Help: The Beginning Of The End has been released into the world! And I am very much torn between excitement and fear… There is no escaping it, this is a very emotional moment.

I have been working on this book on and off for just over a decade. I have watched it grow and change, the characters have developed into so much more than names and descriptions. They are a part of me, and me them.

It is actually also a sad time, this moment has been what I have been building to, yet now it is hear it feels like I am finishing something I have truly loved working on. Now I have to look forward to the future, the next project. Which in my case is the next installment of Dying To Help. But now this book is done, I feel a longing, this was my first story which came solely from me.DTH Complete Cover

 

Today however, has been something of an achievement. So far I have managed to spread the word on twitter, facebook, and also uploaded Dying To Help: The Beginning Of The End onto Smashwords and Goodreads. I must say it is very strange and rewarding.

The paperbacks will be avaliable in a few days which means another run through of finding the right places to advertise, in the mean time, I just cannot wait to see it in print!

 

You can get your copy from the following:

Amazon.com

Amazon.co.uk

Smashwords

You can also get in touch with me via the following:

l.mullerworth@gmail.com

Facebook

Website

 

Thank you for listening guys and dolls!

Louisa Mullerworth

The Stars and Moments that Guide Us…

black and white meDon’t fret I am not going to preach to anyone. No, this is more of an observation than anything else. Over the course of my life I have delved in an out of following my star-sign. They have always intrigued me, how is it that someone can know what an entire group of people are going to do based solely on their date of birth? It is impossible, yet some have been eerily close to the bone. My guess would be a numbers game; they are usually printed daily, I couldn’t begin to count how many people are in each star-sign eventually they would have to get it right… Right? Although it still freaks me out when they do!

 

The point I am making is recently I have found myself in a wonderful situation; I have nothing health wise left to worry about, I don’t have to fight anymore for treatment and have been getting help for a physical disability. But here is what has thrown me; as incredible as this feeling is, after years of fighting one way or another to get treatment or just get up in the morning having life run do smoothly so suddenly has left me lost. Where do I put all this energy into? And for the first time in years I found myself looking at my star-signs.

 

Please do not get me wrong I am doing anything but complain! This is right up there with getting married, it is just after so long of pushing for this and never really believing it would happen I never thought to prepare myself for what to do when it did.

 

The moments that lead me to this point stick out so clearly in my mind, I can trace it back years. I spent most of yesterday laughing hysterically, uncertain if I could believe it had happened then I realised that one thing after another had lined up and helped me to progress. If I hadn’t of found a certain bit of information, if I hadn’t of gone to a certain doctor, if I hadn’t of met my husband, or walked into Coffee Rio.

 

Now, I should explain two things… I am an atheist; however I have such strong respect for those who have the capability to believe in something bigger than them. I lost that a long time ago. I do however have a theory on how I would like to live. I try to respect others (no matter their colour, belief or age), I do try to understand other people’s points of view, even when I don’t agree with them, and I do everything to the best of my ability. This way I regret nothing. I do fail at this sometimes but that’s why I have learned how important these things are to me.

 

I don’t expect everyone to follow in my path, or read this and say ‘That is how I should be’. Everyone has to find their own way to their own way of life.

 

The second thing I should say and this is probably the reason I am on such a high today is that yesterday afternoon after over three years of pushing for it I finally got the go ahead for an unorthodox treatment for the condition I have. So I am feeling a little reflective today. Alongside this after two surgeries and a hand full of physiotherapists I have found a specialist to treat the physical symptoms of another condition, my book release is due out soon and I have been happily married for two and a half months…. I have met some incredible new friends and am finally in a totally good space.

 

I hoped in sharing this I could spread a little hope and joy today.

Susan Harris

SusanforwebHi everyone I would like you to meet another fellow author, this is Susan Harris. She has a wonderful book out which I would like to share with you. I think she would better explain it herself so here is what she has written for it….

 

Looking to rejuvenate your mind, soul and body?

 

Hot off the digital press is Remarkably Ordinary: 20 Reflections on Living Intentionally Right Where You Are.

Like most people, Susan Harris lives an ordinary life. In Remarkably Ordinary, she challenges the notion that a person needs bright lights or golden spoons to live more productively. “Can we,” Susan asks, “find purpose in every experience, encounter or seemingly random happening?” In this compilation of twenty personal stories, Susan invites the reader to embrace everyday occurrences and intentionally reflect on their meaning in his or her life. These stories provide a way of seeing life’s experiences through new eyes and discovering the lessons that can be learned from them in order to find happiness right where you are. An ordinary life is a vibrant and successful life, and each of us can draw out beauty from whatever we encounter. Susan shares her ordinary life, from a childhood on an exotic tropical island to adulthood on the prairies, and reflects on how her experiences have changed her and enriched her life.

In sharing these experiences with her, you will be inspired to examine your own life.

When you do, you may find that your life can be deeper and more meaningful than you ever imagined.

The book retails for only US $0.99 (other prices pegged) during April 8-30, and is available at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JICVCQM  and Amazon in your country.

A bit about Susan;

Susan Harris is an author, speaker and former teacher. Her titles are Little Copper Pennies and Little Copper Pennies for Kids (Borealis Press), and Golden Apples in Silver Settings and Remarkably Ordinary from White Lily Press. She lives on the Canadian prairies with her husband, daughter and the gregarious cats.

If you should be interested in finding out more about Susan Harris and her book you can find her at;

http://susanharris.ca
https://www.facebook.com/SusanHarrisCanadianAuthor
https://twitter.com/SusanHarris20

https://authorcentral.amazon.com/gp/profile

The Importance Of Friends…

black and white meHello, I am struggling today; mainly because the topic I want to write about; how important friends and connections in the writing world are, is an extremely true and personal topic. Your friends are the ones who help you boost your awareness without having to be asked or asking for anything in return. They are so crucial to your success but beyond that they are the ones who love you enough to believe it is possible. So don’t ever take them for granted. You know what even that doesn’t give it justice… Hopefully as I go it will feel more and more like it does.
When I say friends are important in the industry and you are lucky enough to have or find these very incredible people I mean these are the people who have either done what you are trying to do or are doing it as well. You can help each other! Never underestimate the support someone can give you but also never underestimate the support you can give them.

Here are a couple of examples of what I mean….

Hayley Barlow (Author)
Hayley is a wonderful and strong woman who does so much herself; mother, self employed in two businesses and bless her heart not too well. By my accounts she is a superhero!

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Hayley Barlow

And to top all this off she is always running blogs, facebook events and helping someone… I try and help where I can but I don’t think I do her justice; so here is how you can find Hayley and please do she is a talented Romance author and a truly astonishing person!

 

 

 

‘Lust Or Love’ on Kindle/Paperback; http://www.amazon.co.uk/lust-love-Part-1-beginning-ebook/dp/B00IHQKL3U
TWITTER; @MUMMY2BB
Facebook; https://www.facebook.com/h.barlow32
Good Reads; https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7858281.H_Barlow
Blog; http://hayleyb32.wordpress.com/
Publisher’s Book Bio; http://www.npuniverse.com/books/lust-or-love/
Publisher’s Author Bio; http://www.npuniverse.com/authors/h-barlow/
Review By Alina Popescu (Author); http://alina-popescu.com/lust-or-love-by-hayley-barlow-blog-tour-review/

Shane Almond (Author/ Publisher);last child of asgard banner
Shane is not only a fabulous friend and fellow author but he also runs a Publishing Company named Nocturnal Press Publications. Up until I decided to go independent he was my publisher and he still supports and helps me with my marketing and I try and help out as much as I can in bringing awareness to the company. So if you love to read Fantasy then please do check out Shane’s own release ‘Last Child Of Asgard; Delta’ or if you love reading in any fiction genre NPP will no doubt have a book release you will love!Nocturnal Press Logo

Facebook ; https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Last-Child-of-Asgard/375635192463652
Publisher Bio; http://www.npuniverse.com/books/the-last-child-of-asgard-delta/
Facebook; https://www.facebook.com/NocturnalPressPublicationsLtd
Website; http://www.npuniverse.com/
Twitter; @nocturnalpress

I could just go on with lists of other people… There is one more I would like to make special note of, there is a review there by Alina Popescu, and she is another wonderful author. I would keep my eye on her and check out her releases! #Justsaying

These are the people who have been kind enough to help me and over time have become friends. They are wonderful and I thank each and everyone of them from the bottom of my heart. I will add more to the list as the week progress’s please do have a look.

Inspiration…

Hello again and firstly A MASSIVE THANK YOU to all the new followers on the blog, without any of you this exercise would be kind of pointless! So I always try and tell those who support me in one way or another; what an inspiration you are….

Speaking of inspirations that is what today’s blog is about; what and how things inspires us to do what we do in hope of… Well in all honesty inspiring others. Are you lost yet? I think I might be; simply put I want to share with you what it is that has given me the ‘Eureka’ moments, what influenced me when I was younger and even now. If you want to I would love to hear the same from you all in the comments (of course this is optional, no homework required of the readers of this blog I promise. But if you do want to share then feel free.)

Let’s start with the easy stuff; TV. For me TV played a big part of my childhood (I was kind of a sickly child) that and SKY was brand new (yeah I know ‘oooo’ and ‘Ahhh’). I was and still am terrified of children’s telly; I used to think it was just scary. What happened to the Moomins, or Clangers?? TeleTubies and these weird alien egg things which I only ever watched once because I was ill with a fever and terrified myself thinking they were coming out of the Television… And you thought I was joking about being sickly… (I have been told I was born in the wrong era, this may be true.) Anyway back on topic; after as much as I could stomach of the bizarre crazy that was badly speaking brightly coloured things I moved onto watching other things; Comedy, Science Fiction, Crime Drama, Romance, etc at a rather young age. (I personally blame my biological father’s extensive Video collection and lack of attention). Wow I just said Video there’s a throwback for you!

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MOOMINS!!!

Out of that came a list of all time favourites back in the day;
#Buffy The Vampire Slayer (I was just that cool)
#Star Trek (Voyager and Next Generation; I am sorry but it is Piccard and Jayne-Way all the way my lovelies!)
#StarGate SG1 (Film and TV Series; I later discovered SGU StarGate Universe)
#CSI (Vegas, I didn’t discover NCIS until I was much older)
#Only Fools And Horses (This was a must more than anything else.)
The Romance was more in films to be fair.

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Buffy Cast (Including Seth Green)

Really I watched most things that were on so long as it wasn’t for children, I also love Horror have done for many, many, many years but that was more films again. Of course now there is little difference to this list just a few added extras;
#Family Guy (I love this remarkable granted exaggerated view on family life, it helps me to unwind)
#American Dad (A lot is to be said for Stan Smith…)
#Bones (It is debateable as I usually don’t like watching Crime Fiction where the tech couldn’t exist but can’t knock Brennan and Booth)
#NCIS (Clever, witty and relatable… And I do love Gibbs and Abby)
#StarGate Universe (I cannot say enough about this programme, the actors, story, sets and seriously I could go on and on and on… Make this perfect I was in shock when they cancelled it. I still watch it now on DVD as an inspirational pointer.)
#The Black List (James Spader is just awesome in this… If I could I would have him play ‘The Host’ in ‘Dying To Help’)
#FireFly (One of the best Science Fiction series made in my opinion, just under/miss marketed)
#Castle (Another Nathan Fillion instant classic! You cannot knock a man who can act like that, from Sci Fi to Crime Drama is at his best. This is of course an opinion but heyho.)

 

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Castle Cast…

 

Ahh, yes FILMS; I watched #The Exorcist when I was very young and found it more amusing than scary but I was enthralled by it and wanted to watch more, so again the extensive collection of Video’s that later became DVD’s came into play. I watched #Seven and films like that, slowly becoming less and less aware of the blood and guts and more and more aware of the storytelling. The ideas behind them and of course I watched films like #Serenity which was the film made of #FireFly at the time I was confused as it follows on from the series and hadn’t yet discovered it. But I still loved it. Of course there were the Disney Films; #Little Mermaid, #Lion King, #Sleeping Beauty, #Fox And The Hound, etc (I wasn’t completely hooked on the darker or stranger side of cinema.) Oddly enough I was hooked and still am on #Pretty Woman, #Notting Hill I love the plots in both of them.

Even now I love finding new and interesting films and they shaped how I wrote, I started writing in Horror; after watching #Sixth Sense it was Paranormal Horror, #The Others. Then I discovered Sci Fi Horror; #Village Of The Dammed, #War Of The Worlds, #Alien (The Series), #Predator (The Series), #Mars Attacks (Which by the way is just too funny), #Signs. I loved them all; #Signs utterly creeped me out! #Jeepers Creepers (last one for you…) I have loads more but I could go on forever and a day. But as you can see my film and TV selections have moulded what I was going to write.

Now BOOKS; this is an interesting on as I read more Romance and Medical Thrillers such as #Notting Hell by Rachel Johnson, #Lust Or Love by Hayley Barlow, #Pedigree Mum by Fiona Gibson and the entire #Rizzoli and Isles series by Tess Gerritsen but the first book I picked up and red cover to cover in only a couple of days was #Contest by Matthew Riley and that is what turned me onto Science Fiction. If I am just half the writer he is I will be happy! At the moment I am reading a book called #Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gainman, a suggestion by a friend and Sci Fi buff and I am loving it. It is; witty, clever, cheeky, and so smooth to read.

And on to the hard parts; The PEOPLE! My mum actually named me after an author, I think she knew before anyone else what I was destined to be. And she has always encouraged me, made me feel like it was possible. She still does. Crazy as me I swear… And Sid, I dabbled at this before I met him but it wasn’t until after that I really found my stride; he gives me the love and understanding every author needs from their spouse I will always love him but for this I could never say thank you enough. Famous People are more difficult but I would say Matthew Riley, he started with nothing and is now a household name; can’t not find inspiration in that. And Seth McFarlane; he is the creator of Family Guy and American Dad; like his work or not you cannot knock the man for his achievements! He had a vision and made it happen; he didn’t even let a little thing like having his show cancelled stand in the way of that one. Let’s see ah yes of course David Blue most commonly known for ‘Eli Wallace’ in SGU he worked in bit parts for a long time and earned the role of Eli to act with actors like Robert Carlyle and Louis Ferreira and completely hold his own is outstanding.

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David Blue As Eli Wallace

Wow just seen word count… Sorry… As I said before if you want to share your inspirations please do I would love to hear them. As always if you are interested in buying a copy of my book; “Dying To Help; The Beginning Of The End” then you can email me at l.mullerworth@gmail.com or visit my website www.lmullerworth.wix.com/louisamullerworth I am also on Twitter which is @BabyMull and now on Instagram; scifiauthor and of course facebook I look forward to seeing you all there!

First Week Indie….

Well this week has been a hell of a week; since going indie I have been working solidly on marketing as well as setting up my business bank account, revamping my website www.lmullerworth.wix.com/louisamullerworth

In fact since my last blog my total weekly to do list has grown to an overwhelming length. Some of which will have to be taken over to next week but the majority is internet marketing, updating spread sheets, sending out promotional material to different people on request, researching marking, setting up with Amazon, and still finding time to write…. I have to admit though; I love every second of it! I get to design my own adverts so I can tap into that side of my creative nature, I am using my honed admin skills to keep records, and it gets me out the house more. Into Hinckley, Leicester, or even just down the street to the post office I am out and about rather than sat staring at the computer or telly.

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I have found drive I didn’t know I had! Don’t get me wrong it is hard work all day from 9am to 6pm but it is worth it. I am building towards something great and I have so many plans for the release my head might explode… None of this could be possible though without my incredible husband and my wonderful mum, they are my rocks. This morning for example, I really wanted a lie in would have done as well if Sid hadn’t of refused to turn the alarm off forcing me to do it. (And get out of bed in the process) he knew I was tired but would feel awful if I slept in. As for my mum, well she sends me messages speaking in affirmatives “When your world famous, you’re certainly putting the work in.” Who could go wanting with support like that?

This week has been a little bit more trying though; I wasn’t feeling all too hot on Monday my six year old trusty printer gave up on me to which I replaced (£89 lighter), managed to get the new one up and running only to realise the dog had escaped, half an hour of searching and panicking later he came home. Needless to say we weren’t impressed. By the time four came and went I was ill and curled up in bed. I still have no idea how I managed to get work done, I did through some miracle I got some writing done and designed a flyer add. Not bad for a day when nothing was working.

Then on Tuesday I woke up to find my Gmail account had a virus which was trying to infect my phone and Nexus. Half tempted to go back to bed I rang Google and they charged me £49 not dollars; pounds to fix it. An hour later it was being done and an hour after that it was all clean and deadly internet virus free (thankfully)… By midday everything was running smoothly again and I had flyered most of Hinckley and was heading home. Wednesday went like clockwork which was lovely but Thursday was the day I sorted my accounts with the banks…. I cannot begin to explain the trauma. Bank A was awful, Bank B was heaven… I am now banking with Bank B, big surprise.Add Flyer 02

I will be honest I am not used to being so very public; I am naturally borderline hermit. Happy to sit and type away a story but there is a part of me that needs them to be read, otherwise where is the point? I write to bring a little bit of solace to people, to those who find it in places where the imagination can create just about anything! So I have to break away from my hermit nature to tell those people my stories are here… It is taking some getting used to.

Well I think I have nattered enough for one day, the next blog will be posted next week on Wednesday. Until then my dears thank you for reading and as always if you are interested in any of my writings then please do let me know.

You can get in touch via;
Email; l.mullerworth@gmail.com
Facebook; www.facebook.com/AuthorLouisaMullerworth
Twitter; @BabyMull
Website; www.lmullerworth.wix.com/louisamullerworth
Blog; www.babymull.wordpress.com

Welcome to the weird and wacky.

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Louisa Mullerworth – Author

Hello and welcome,

My name is Louisa Mullerworth; I am an author currently working on a Science Fiction novel. This is my second book the first being a fantasy written for and originally by a young woman who died before she could finish it.

‘Mistol A New Beginning’ http://www.amazon.co.uk/Mistol-New-Beginning-Louisa-Mullerworth/dp/1456796232/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1368106136&sr=8-1&keywords=mistol+a+new+beginning

Writing full time can be an anti-social job, not to mention it can cause you to loose a few marbles along the way. (Don’t get me wrong this doesn’t always happen and sometimes writers stay perfectly sane), in my case however I get gripped in my work and tend to loose myself in it. This isn’t a bad thing; more fun than anything else. 😉

So this Blog will be a mix of; random thoughts, recommendations for unwinding, the odd riddle, and the occassional column, not to mention snip bits from both the published book (Mistol) and updates and teasers for my work in progress ‘Dying To Help; The Beginning Of The End’.

So ta ta for now,

Louisa M Mullerworth.