Update from Bethany!

Professional Author Bethany Averie in front of water front

August 5, 2020

Happy Wednesday Everyone!

I’ve been trying to update this blog at least once a month–sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. I don’t have a consistent schedule set up, so I guess at the end of every month, come check-in and see if I’ve put up a new post.

So, now for my news updates:

The Author Encounter website has been up and running for a while now. Authors, readers, agents, editors, vendors, etc. can join. If you’re interested, but want more information than what’s on the website, you can contact the company via email.
We’re on the LAST day of the Kindle giveaway. You can join by going to The Author Encounter giveaway page and entering. No purchase necessary.
The audiobook narrator of Divine Love, Chris J. Hudson, and I will be running an online workshop on September 4th for members (so there’s an incentive to join right there!)
Because of Covid-19, all our events will be online until further notice. We’ve got the Books & Beauty event on hold, for now. We’re going to look into whether or not we can hold it next year when the new year comes around. Updates will be posted for sure on The Author Encounter website and I’ll probably post something here, as well. Check the events page for more information on online events.
I’ve decided to stick to writing Young Adult (YA) novels and not do adult, so for now, I’m retiring the Jeannie Averie penname.
My publisher has decided not to renew the contract on Divine Love, so the Kindle and paperback versions are not available at this time. I’m not sure, but I think the only one of my books that’s still available in paperback is Perfect Love, and I’m not sure if that will stay true in the future.
I’m working on self-publishing Divine Love so that it can go back up on Kindle, paperback, and other platforms to be available to my readers. I’m very passionate about the series being out to you all because it’s a story that’s meant to be read and enjoyed not put on a shelf somewhere. I’ve got several people helping me out with that. I appreciate all my readers’ support over the years and I hope you’ll keep supporting me in my new and future endeavors. Please consider reviewing my novels on Amazon and Goodreads and/or your blogs. Also, tell others! Word-of-mouth is so important to authors.My prayers and thoughts are with those suffering because of Covid-19. Recently, a friend of mine mentioned that co-worker of theirs passed because of the virus. I know people who have had it (and/or do have it) so my prayers are with you all. Hopefully, we’ll get through this pandemic soon and be able to socialize more and have a more “normal” type of life experience again.
I wish each of you the very best and I hope you all have a Whimsically Wonderful Wednesday! Take care, God bless. 🙂
Best wishes,Bethany Averie

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