Last year in October, at the age of twelve, my oldest daughter Kassidy was diagnosed with NHL, Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Luckily, it was found early. After two tough rounds of chemo, she is now in remission. Kassidy was positive through it all, even making friends at the hospital. The nurses there loved her. Even when she lost her hair, she was upbeat and fun to be around. Now thirteen and back in school, she is doing well.
Kassidy is joining the Extra Life team this year. Extra Life is an annual charity event for gamers. Every year in November, people join together to play tabletop, console, phone, card, or any kind of game for 24 hours to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. This charity raises millions of dollars each year for hospitals. This is my fourth year participating and I am proud to have two of my daughters joining my team.
Kassidy will be raising money for CHKD, Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters, the hospital that treated her while she had cancer. This is an amazing hospital with a wonderful staff. Top notch doctors and friendly, pleasant nurses made such a trying time for our family more bearable.
Please consider donating to Extra Life this year. ALL donations go to the hospital of the player’s choice. Any amount helps, even just a few dollars. Donating is safe and easy.
Visit Kassidy’s Extra Life page for more info:
Hello, everyone. I just wanted to pop in and let you know that Kyra and I are having a book signing at our local library.
On Saturday, September 16th, from 10:00am to 12:00pm at Grifton Public Library in Grifton, NC, we will be celebrating the release of book two in the Spunky’s Magical Adventures series by signing copies of both books.
Stop by to purchase your copies of Spunky and the Wizard’s Chair and Spunky and the Dolphin Palace, or bring your own copies to get our signatures and a personal note from the co-author and illustrator, Kyra Uzzell.
Hope to see you there!
Hello, fellow book lovers. I’m excited to announce that it’s that time of year again. The Summer Indie Book Awards are here!
Every year, readers nominate their favorite indie books in a variety of categories and at the end of the summer, it’s voting time. Voting for the 2107 SIBA, hosted by Metamorph Publishing, starts tomorrow, September 1st and ends on September 11th. You can vote in each category once a day.
We are super stoked because three of our books have been nominated this year! In Romance is the quirky fantasy with a happily-ever-after everyone can love, Once Upon a Pastry. In Children’s is book two following our favorite feline on his magical journey, Spunky and the Dolphin Palace. In Short Story is the hilarious tale of grandmas that can still kick fang, Hunting Vampires with Grandma.
Please stop by and vote for our books! While you are there, check out the other amazing indie authors whose books have been nominated this year. Vote for your favorites and discover some new-to-you authors.
For more information about the awards, and voting links, visit Metamorph Publishing’s website or find the awards on Facebook.
I can stay out late
I can party all night
You can’t tell me what to do
That I’m wrong or right
Yes, I’m a girl
But that’s not your concern
Guys do what they want
And now it’s my turn
“Be more modest.”
“Worry what they think.”
Why should I care
If my reputation will sink?
You’re stuck in the past
With your old-school ideals
I won’t stay at home
As my life slowly congeals
I’m allowed to have fun
To do things my way
I can voice my opinion
I don’t care what you say
So look out world
I’m coming out of my shell
And if you don’t like it
You can go straight to Hell!
Copyright © 2017 Ashley Uzzell
I just wanted to pop in and let you know that we now have a Facebook page! Swing by and give us a LIKE for more info on our books and upcoming releases.
Have a lovely weekend!
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It is Indie Pride Day, and I am proud to support my fellow indie authors from around the world. Indie authors, musicians, and artists may have a bad reputation because they are not with a big-name company, but I say that is bologna! Many of us choose not to go with such companies so we can have the freedom of doing things our way. That does NOT make our work sub-par!
We are passionate about what we do and put 100% into our work, so show your favorite indies some love and share their Facebook pages, Twitter accounts, websites, blogs, etc.
Let’s get the word out and show everyone just how great indies truly are. Use the #indieprideday or #IndieBooksBeSeen hashtags on Twitter today! Visit the Facebook event for Indie Pride Day and discover some new-to-you authors!
We have a new book coming out on June 30th. Hunting Vampires with Grandma is a humorous short story about, you guessed it, old ladies that hunt vampires. I have rarely written a story that had me laughing as I was typing and this one took the cake!
Here is the summary:
Age is just a number when killing monsters is your specialty.
When Markie is attacked by a vampire, she finds out that her lovable grandma is more than she appears. A retired vampire hunter, G is forced to get the old gang back together when the very monsters that the ladies thought they had hunted to extinction show up in their town again.
Between knitting needles and fanny packs, psoriasis and holy water, Markie will soon realize that age really is just a number and that a handful of cranky old women can be scarier than any vampire bite.
My favorite thing about this book is that each character is named after an indie author friend of mine. I hope you swing by and pick this one up. It is available for pre-order on these sites. Happy reading and I hope your summer is going great!
My review of The Good Pirate by Anita Kovacevic
Rating: 5 Stars
A wonderful story about a man who wants to be a pirate and find buried treasure for the woman he loves. The questions at the end of each chapter and word games at the end of the book are perfect teaching tools for teachers and parents alike.
A nice, short read for young children.