I am an author and I am trying to get the word out about my material which is not an easy task. Sometimes you have to put yourself out there to catch that big break you’ve been waiting on. I’m winning when I’m losing because I’m determined. My passion is writing and even when people shoot me down I keep pushing. I know one day my books will get out there, I just know it!! Please follow me on Amazon to see my latest book releases.
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I can remember sitting in English class and my seventh grade teacher Dr. Crowell would give us writing assignments. I would sit there half of the period twiddling my thumbs because I didn’t know what to write about. One day as he was walking around the class he came and stood by my desk and said “writing is easy if you apply yourself, but the first thing you must do is brainstorm.” He then went to the board and start drawing these little circles that he would write words in and draw a line connecting to another circle. “This will help you become a great writer,” he said. That one lesson stuck with me and has helped me to channel my thoughts on paper before I even start writing a book. Dr. Crowell left this world sometime ago, but his teachings were instilled in me. I’m proud to say through brainstorming I was able to release “She Knew Too Much” on Amazon and it’s my second paperback release. To view my books click on the link below.
Living in a small town you can expect everyone to know your mother, father, grandmother, grandfather, auntie, uncle, cousins; you get the picture, LOL. They not only know your family but your business as well. They will gossip about you and tell you to your face what they said. If you weren’t raised in that particular small town you stick out like a sore thumb and you get the evil eye when you try to smile and ease the stares. Small towns don’t want outsiders coming in they are only content with being around the people that they know and grew up with. Who cares if they have only one stoplight and no grocery store they rather travel two hours to get a decent meal and buy two weeks worth of groceries. I live in a small town and I wouldn’t change my upbringing for anything in this world , it made me more humble and appreciative especially when I moved to the city and no one spoke or held the door open; if you were coming they let it slam in your face 😱. It only made sense that my first book would be titled “Small Town Gossip.” Not to toot my own horn, but I’m proud of myself because I did something that some said I couldn’t. If you have a dream don’t stop dreaming, don’t stop doing, keep pushing forward, one no will someday equal a hundred yesssssss! If you want to know what it’s like to live in a small town, please check out my first paperback on Amazon, LINK BELOW.
Small Town Gossip
I have always been an avid reader and my love for books is endless, especially mysteries. I can recall going to Barnes and Noble just browsing the aisles looking for a book that would catch my eye, but never in a million years did I ever foresee myself as a book reviewer. I recently did my first book review on Blogging for Books and Goodreads. I usually try to read two books at a time, LOL. I usually read my Kindle in the morning, and my hard copy book at night, no better feeling than being cuddled in the bed with a good book before you go to sleep. If you’re avid reader let’s connect on Goodreads I listed my link below.
“The Heirs” – book review below.
The beginning of the book starts off intense, it reels you in by talking about Rupert Falkes fight with cancer and his willingness to live. You are introduced to his wife and children thinking this is the perfect family. Rupert came from nothing and became a millionaire in his own rights, his wife had a great upbringing but didn’t aquire love until she met Rupert. The Falkes seem like your typical family, married with 5 boys and living the American dream until Rupert Falkes dies and the truth is revealed. I loved the book, not what I expected which was excellent. I received this book courtesy of Blogging for Books.
This morning as I got dressed for church I began to reflect on my 44 years of life on this earth. Nothing that I have done or did allowed me to wake up this morning but God’s grace and mercy. Out of all the mornings, why did I reflect today? I could recall being shot at, being raped, colliding with a semi-truck but with each recollection I saw God holding my hand. You may think why would God be there during the hard times and not help you, he did help me he gave me strength to endure.
God has a purpose and plan for my life, I am a living testimony; by me telling the goodness of Jesus someone who may feel like they don’t have a reason to exist my testimony may give them hope. Before throwing in the towel of failure, guilt, and shame just know we are all living testimonies and regardless of what we go through in life there is someone out there just like us who went through but came out alright. Our ability to live is within, deep down inside we have an inner strength that we didn’t think we had; we are conquerors, we are victorious, we are LIVING TESTIMONIES.
Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that I would be in the place where I am now, I always loved writing as a child and one day I hoped to share my gift and finally I am. The journey that I am on hasn’t always been easy, I have encountered bumps in the road when some of the people that I thought would be supportive of my venture turned their backs on me; hurt me to the core but I kept pushing through with tears falling from my eyes. I have come to the realization that I am a AUTHOR; someone out there actually likes what I write and life right now is not what I could have ever imagined but I’m so happy because things are happening that I never thought would.
There are people that wish the worst upon you, if they don’t have a hand in it they don’t want anything good to come out of your situation. I have gotten more support from outsiders than insiders; what happened to loyalty, encouragement, friendship, happiness for others, love, family love, love period? I guess if it isn’t happening to them they want no part of the struggle until you become successful. I remember at one point in time I wanted to stop and then I thought to myself why should I give them the satisfaction of quitting because they don’t like it? Regardless of who likes what I am doing, I will continue to push forward. I am learning the ones that are faithful at the beginning will be faithful at the end.
They complained the prices of my books were to high but my books are cheaper than a Happy Meal at McDonalds and a Whopper Jr. Meal at Burger King . An old saying that I was brought up on “when someone shows you who they are, believe them.” If they don’t want you to succeed at the beginning they don’t want you to succeed at the end either. I will continue to PUSH; pray until something happens. I will continue to do what I love whether the support is there or not. Thanks to everyone who has supported me and encouraged me thus far it means so much and I will never forget it! To view my Amazon page click on the link below.
Sabrina Gonzalez – Amazon Author
If you knew today was your last day on earth would you LIVE? Would you stop worrying about the cares of this world and focus on being happy, or would you let the cares of this world make you sad? All of us wake up with an agenda of what has to be done and by what time; we are not enjoying life because we are too caught up with what’s going on around us, to be frank those things will still be going on when we are DEAD. Please stop putting off today for tomorrow because there is no guarantee that we will even live to see it.
I have always been one that while cooking I am also washing up the dirty dishes as well, I never want to come back to a sink full of dishes after a tasty meal and full stomach. Some people are totally opposite and they may do their dishes after their meal, but can you really enjoy your meal if you’re 💭 about those dirty dishes in the sink? My rationality of this is I’m not savoring my meal if in the back of my mind I have more to do on my agenda so I can’t enjoy that moment. Another example would be if you’re hosting a party, would you want to be in the kitchen cooking or enjoying your guests? Ninety-Nine percent would say enjoying their guests that’s why they had the party in the first place. To truly enjoy the moment one would prepare their platters in advance so they could also partake in the food and enjoy their friends. Life is meant to be enjoyed not looked upon as a chore. Some people hate life because they don’t know about the joys of living. It’s the little things that we must be thankful for and it’s only then that we will appreciate the bigger things. Stop thinking about tomorrow, or even the rest of that day, but in that very moment start LIVING, start LOVING, and start LAUGHING in that very moment LIVE!!