I can finally post a blog again after all the confusion with my missing post editor. Thank you Croco!
Very soon, I will also have a new look and be better integrated with the rest of my social media. I cannot wait! Stay tuned for all the changes.
In the meantime, let me fill you in on the last year of JLH publishing news.
* I have self-published The Murder King’s Woman and The Murder King’s Summons, yay! These are available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, All Romance ebooks and Smashwords.
* I have released an unrelated short story in The Mammoth Book of Futuristic Romance titled Naturally Beautiful. I will be self-publishing that as a single very soon.
* I have another unrelated, complete and raring-to-go short story that should have more news soon.
* I am nearing completion on The Murder King’s Valentine, Murder Tales #3. This story is much longer than the first two combined.
On the International Literary Project to Fight Friedreich’s Ataxia front – we have a complete novel and it’s being translated in full in the primary writer languages: Spanish, English, Portuguese and Italian. We have translators waiting in the wings for many more languages once the full novels have been edited. We also have a cover! I just can’t share it now. I know. Bummer. But soon. In the meantime, if anyone would like to post the logo on their blog in support of the project (Anything to get awareness out!), email me at JLH@JamieLeighHansen.com.
Another big help is to Like the page on Facebook and encourage your family and friends to do so as well. That way you’ll have the best access to updates.
And for anyone who would like to join me at this year’s Get Lit! Festival in Spokane, WA on April 13, I am part of a 6 author team providing an interactive, hands-on workshop on Worldbuilding. http://outreach.ewu.edu/getlit/3294.xml More info TBA.
Please stay tuned for more updates – which will be much easier to make now.
[show_avatar firstname.lastname@example.org align=left avatar_size=87] This has to be the most ambitious, challenging idea I have ever participated in. At this time, we have 7 authors from 4 different countries who speak 3 different languages: Portuguese, Spanish and English. We are writing a novel featuring at least one character with FA with the hopes of generating money for research.
There are several drugs finally in trials or just out of them that may slow or halt the progression of FA! This is so incredible. A few years ago I was searching for a neurologist in the hopes they could tell me more about the latest findings than what I could find on my own. At this time there was no medicine or therapy, only at long last, after years of development and research, a definitive blood test stating whether or not a patient had it.
I wanted to know more. One of the potential doctors actually said to me, “Yep. Hasn’t changed in a hundred years. What do you want to know?”
Um. Nothing from you, thanks.
But now we are way beyond even that. There are possible drugs to halt the progression. Nothing like being told at 19 to eat right, exercise and keep a positive attitude. No matter what, this disease will slowly drag you down, but these things might slow the progress.
With a drug to give us the protein our bodies are missing, we could finally produce the energy we need to maintain the therapies and activities that will keep us strong and functioning. At least, that is the hope.
So, now the writers among us are gathering to fight a disease that knows no age limit, it kills from childhood to adulthood. It knows every race, every language, every gender and sexual preference. Lucky me, it’s the disease that believes in equality. LOL
Wish us luck!