A little bit old, a little bit new and a whole lot of fabulous!

Can you believe it's already November and we are swiftly cruising our way toward December? 

As a writer you are blessed with those moments that leave your heart singing in happiness and yesterday one of those was received. InD'Tale Magazine listed out their review of my first book,  The Island, in their November issue. Their 5 star Golden Crown rating left me breathless and a whole lot of teary. You can read the review here on page 90. http://www.indtale.com/ If you've never had a chance to check out InD'tale magazine as a writer or a reader you are in for a treat. 

I'm also delighted to announce that next week, if you live locally, there will be a release party and signing for The Rebound Project at our wonderful local bookstore, The Novel Neighbor. November 16th at 7pm-8:30pm CST. I hope that you can attend. I will be doing a short reading from the book and also taking a few moments to share my story on how writing can be part of healing or opening up the creative side of you that you never dreamed possible. 

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As a new part of my blog, I want to share with you how different energies align and manifest in our bodies and spirit and equate to how they show up in our daily lives. Recognizing what is happening around or in us can be the key for some to understanding their health, career or relationships. 

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For example:  This is always the time of year I embrace the holidays and the love of seasonal change starting with my favorite holiday of Halloween. Remember as we move through this time to see the seasons as they are unfolding or in this case as we watch nature close up/sleep and shed her summer radiance. This can work be relevant for us too. 

Recognize what you need to shed. Get ready to dive deep and let go of what is not working for you any longer in your personal lives, your career or even something you had not considered yet that needs to go away for you to rise to a bigger and better version of yourself. By letting go, we can rise above when the sun shines brighter. 

All the best and hugs

Mia

Cover Reveal: The Rebound Project

Hello and Happy Friday Silver Pen Tribe

I'm so grateful and honored to be able to share with all of you the new reveal of my second book, The Rebound Project. Stay tuned for the full release on October 27th and make sure you are signed up for my mailing list. There will be a FB party and some fun giveaways:) For those of you that were huge fans of The Island, Brody and Cassie make an appearance for you to revisit the magic they shared while watching our new hero and heroine, Cade and Kelsey fall in love.

 

 

After being left in tears weeks before her wedding, Kelsey Channing’s only goal was survival. Survival meant paying her debts—by working multiple jobs if necessary—and keeping her professional dream alive. Kelsey was not—repeat not—looking for a rebound to mend her broken heart, no matter how often her friends said that was a solid plan. Screenwriter Cade Grinner’s new farm came with a home to rehab, peace and quiet from his ex from hell, and a chance to get over his damaged pride. Unfortunately, since saying yes to hiring Dr. Kelsey Channing, it also came with a hot housekeeper who flipped his world upside down every time he saw her. Then one joking comment sparked a new kind of interest, the start of a journey to heal themselves, and a crazy project outline that may or may not get them in trouble.

After being left in tears weeks before her wedding, Kelsey Channing’s only goal was survival. Survival meant paying her debts—by working multiple jobs if necessary—and keeping her professional dream alive. Kelsey was not—repeat not—looking for a rebound to mend her broken heart, no matter how often her friends said that was a solid plan.

Screenwriter Cade Grinner’s new farm came with a home to rehab, peace and quiet from his ex from hell, and a chance to get over his damaged pride. Unfortunately, since saying yes to hiring Dr. Kelsey Channing, it also came with a hot housekeeper who flipped his world upside down every time he saw her.

Then one joking comment sparked a new kind of interest, the start of a journey to heal themselves, and a crazy project outline that may or may not get them in trouble.

I Wasn't Always A Writer

I wasn’t always a story writer.

For those that know I just released my first book over the summer, this might be a big pause for you but it’s true. 

I’ve been the person who lived out stories and fantasies inside her head since childhood. I'm a former nurse, a mom, a mindset and health coach, along with a myriad of other multi-passions. In all that I’ve done, it’s interesting to realize that a form of healing was always at the heart of what I did.

BUT TRUTHFULLY I WAS ALSO THE PERSON WHO SAID I COULD NOT BE A WRITER. The reasons were endless in my head. Oh, I didn’t know what to do. I’d never taken a writing class. I didn’t know the first thing about writing. Who was I to write and put what was in my head to paper when there were SOOOO many other amazing authors and stories out there?!? 

Let me tell you as time went on I denied the urge to write when it came up over and over again with all those same statements. And all of those reasons came from one place: Fear and Ego running their epic circus of fun trying to own me. 

In late 2016, a personal epiphany happened with a book I was reading, along with the energy healers and mentors who I had been working with. The urge to write stories came again and this time: I. SAID. YES!!!

I gave into that urge which had been coming at me for years and put words to paper, pouring out a scene that was in my head. You want to know what happened after that, besides the world not cracking in two? Well, I read that scene back to myself and it didn’t suck. What I had put down Really Didn't Suck and I kept writing and writing and writing. Truly, it was like a champagne bottle that someone had popped the cork out of and years and years of bottled up stories just came flowing out. I’m happy to say that they haven’t stopped. 

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Writing gave me clarity in a personal situation I was dealing with at the time, made me a better mom, saved and helped me find strength during the collapse of my marriage and ultimately shifted my life into finding my true ‘I AM’ presence in that this: being an Author, Words Witch, and Healer through story telling was my new life purpose. 

This year not only did I publish one book, The Island, but I also have a second book coming this fall plus a trilogy set for the each of the next two years.

Part of why I am writing this is to encourage you to find your way too if you are struggling to meet your writing dreams. Without the mentorship, coaching and guidance in my life, none of this would have been possible. I’d love to be able to support you on your own journey, to help guide you to the shifts you need inside of you in order to succeed with. 

As part of what I do as a mindset coach, I’m overjoyed to be able to offer a course specifically for writers and those who want to become writers. I'm here to support you to move past the blocks which have been holding you back, step energetically toward a better creative flow and be able to find your absolute truth in your life’s purpose. 

You are invited to check out my new offerings at https://www.miasilverton.com/learnwithme/ for details of the Silver Pen Creation course. The next few months are going to be amazing and I can't wait to work with each of you.

If you are feeling the need for one-on-one support instead please schedule with me for a private coaching call to specifically focus on your personal questions and needs. https://www.miasilverton.com/private-coaching-calls-and-packages

Welcome to Cover Reveal Day for the Island

I'm so excited to share with our Silver Pen Tribe a short excerpt from The Island

Laughter vibrated from him. “I thought maybe you caught that. My apologies.” His deep voice was strong and sure. Maybe he worked in radio or something. “No, we haven’t met yet. I’m Brody. I enjoyed your talk today. You have an interesting and engaging speaking style. Kept my interest go- ing even though I have less than zero interest in social media.”

The way he said it made Cassie blink for a sec- ond. She was thrown off by his blunt dislike of her platform, but he didn’t sound as though he handed out compliments freely and what he’d said was giv- en honestly, without attery. She’d learned to distin- guish the fake praise from the real over the years.

“Thank you. I appreciate your comments and even your lack of appreciation for what social me- dia can do. My team and I work hard to make learn- ing a good experience.”

“It was. I still don’t know exactly how I’ll use what I learned, but it was interesting.” Brody took a sip of what looked like whiskey then nodded toward their friends. “Looks like they like each other.”

Cassie followed his gaze and saw Anna standing so close to Brody’s friend that she might as well have been inside the suit jacket the guy sported over tailored pants. The guy leaned into Anna’s ear and said something that made her throw her head back on a laugh and slide her hand up his arm in a gesture that was anything but casual.

Warning bells went off in Cassie’s head. Anna would follow her heart and whatever mystical vibe she was feeling at the time, even if it did occasion- ally land her in trouble. The infatuated sparkle in her eyes was obvious—even from this distance.

Turning back to Brody, Cassie offered an apology. “You’ll have to excuse me. I’m going to go get that drink.”

She gathered her clutch and walked toward the bar. Intent on rescuing Anna from her own friendly self, Cassie missed an inebriated partygoer stum- bling out of the crowd until the last second when he crashed right into her. Her heels did nothing to stabilize her as she stumbled and started to fall, only to be caught at the last second by a strong arm that wrapped around her waist and brought her up against a long muscular frame and broad male chest. Letting out a gasp, Cassie looked up. Lights ashed brightly with the band’s music, and for that second, she was caught in the most vivid green eyes she’d ever seen.

“Best be careful. Party’s getting a little wild,” Brody cautioned with warmth dancing across his handsome face. At least, he now seemed hand- some, with those green eyes framed by thick dark brows, high cheekbones, and full lips twisted in a sensual look aimed only for her.

Reality slammed back in just as fast as it had own away. She was being held by a virtual strang- er, every single inch of them pressed intimately together. Cassie quickly disentangled herself from him, straightening her jacket as she moved. “Thank you for helping. I’m sure I would have fallen. Excuse me.”


She hurried off, ignoring how strange she’d felt while being held by a man she didn’t know. So close and firm against him that she could still feel the heat from his body.

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