Saturday, January 21, 2012

Where My Heart Is

I AM WOLF Book 1 Children of Nox was available for free download yesterday. It was a complete success in the start of spreading the word about my novel. I can't believe the out pour of support that came at me from unexpected places. It was without a doubt the most unique experience, one that I will treasure for the rest of my life.

I can't believe I'm actually here. I the feeling is humble and even a little overwhelming. I've always believed that dreams come true. . .for others. I didn't believe they could actually happen for me. I didn't do this alone though. I had a lot of help along the way from John Buchanan, my fiance. He pushed me when I wanted to give up and just stop. If it wasn't for him and Chantell, my sister, I wouldn't have continued. I would have wrote, but I don't think I would have tried to get published.

Five years ago, I made a little silver box and placed objects inside. This was my own special wish box. I wanted to remind myself that dreams are good to have. Inside the box, I placed a little toy house, a car, a picture of my family smiling and laughing and last but not least a piece of paper that said please dear God let me get published and be successful. A couple years later, the house we were renting caught fire and we lost everything we owned. Yes even the box went up in flames. Still what was inside didn't because that was in my heart.

I look back now and we have a house that belongs to us. I have a vehicle that runs. My family is happy and healthy and last but not least I have been published. It took a lot of hard work to get here. But the thing is, I get to look back and see that where I once was the gypsy in the family I'm not stable. Where I didn't have a car I could drive and life itself seemed so unsure when it came to my family because of divorce--I now have all I asked for. It is a dream come true--all of it.

Dreams have a way of sneaking up on you and biting you when you least expect it. They grab our hearts and shape the way we do things. I feel like all the things in my wish box came true. Though they may not have happened the way I envisioned them. They still happened. I have been inspired by so many other people and learned from some of the coolest people out there. It has been a pleasure.

John and Chantell thank you for the encouragement when I didn't see it. I also want to thank all the beautiful and talented people who have been there along the way. I also want to send out huge hugs to Jazzy, she was there with every word I wrote and was a fan long before I had a story.

Karen Fuller, World Castle Publishing for taking me on and seeing what John and Chantell saw. To Charlotte Blackwell, Mary Ting and Marsha Casper Cook for all their encouragement and words of wisdom. Thank you for dealing with my neurotic state of mind when the mood strikes. I couldn't have stayed the course without you guys.

Daniel Bautz, a talented film maker, show host and friend. He created the trailer you see above for me because I was clueless. I think he got a giggle out of me being clueless. He is one of my best friends.

Jim Malliard, who is a show host and a paranormal investigative team leader. His twittering is not surpassed by anyone else I know. He is always there to lend a hand where needed, no matter who asks. Thank you Jim, quack

I met Audrey Hamilton a while back and was invited to join her in her company, For You PR. She has been an amazing supporter and the coolest person to talk to when I needed to work things out in my head. Working with her, I think we have both learned so many cool new things. I can't wait to see what we come up with next.

I know this is a sappy post, but I really just wanted to share what's in my heart. Yesterday was amazing and it was because of those who have been there from the very beginning and those I met along the way who had more faith than I and who continue to be supporters. I love you all!!

I AM WOLF is available on Amazon. 


Angel, hero, monster, devil--we all become what we really are. I Am Wolf--The journey of a boy about to become a man who inherits his ancestor's gift and must learn the right way to use it. He falls in love with Alaynee and begins to feel like he is normal again. When their world is shattered by the kidnapping of Alaynee's little brother, Jonah breaks the cardinal rule of his gift and bites the kidnapper, creating a creature called the Unnatural. This sends him and all his friends on an adventure across the states to a place in Tennessee. There they find not only must they stop the Unnatural creature, but they must save Cara--the girl the creature is after. Jonah must ask himself the most important question of all, would you sacrifice yourself to save another? 

Copyright by Joann H. Buchanan


Jim Malliard said...

Quack Quack

Charlotte Blackwell said...

You are so amazing Joann and I am blessed to know you. I can't believe I get the privilege of watching you grow and move to the top. This is just the beginning of your journey and it's only gonna get better. Congrats!

Joann H. Buchanan said...

Huge hugs guys!!! I love you both!!! :D

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