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Hello everyone! I'm back on booksie! ^.^
As you probably already know, I write under the pen name Joanna Strafford. This year I published 3 quote collections: Becoming Joanna Strafford, The Collected Quotes and Writings. They are available on Amazon in Kindle and Paperback!
As of now I am in the process of finishing my Novel Tangled, In the Absence of the Sun and my stageplay Dust in the wind. I have a lot of chapters posted up for Tangled and In the Absence of the Sun on Booksie if you are interested in reading those. Thanks to all for all of their comments, encouragment and feedback! It really helped me a lot!
When it comes to life and writing, the truth is I don’t have the answers, I only have my experiences in which I feel obligated to share and I believe that we are all important and our lives shed impact around everyone around us. We can cause chain reactions big or small, good or bad. It’s up to us which to choose. The best we can do for ourselves and for others is to stand by our beliefs, appreciate people for who they are, and offer them help when they need it.
And remember, the most important thing you could ever do for yourself: is to never let anyone talk you out of your dreams no matter how big or small they just may be.
Thank you for following my blogs and taking an interest in my writing! It really means a lot to me. My ask is always open on my tumblr, so feel free to message me if you need to and remember to stay strong. <3 And sorry if I fell behind on reading your work on here, I will get back on track asap!
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Read my Forward for In the Absence of the Sun! Just click on the cover!
"For Jesse life had always been so much better in the past although there were a lot of things he just wished he could forget. His father yelled about all the dandelions around the house, but Jesse felt bittersweet when he saw the fluffy little flowers sticking up from the dirt. He remembered how he’d and Megan would blow away the seeds and watch them waft away in the wind, leaving it just an empty stem in the world of flowers. But the truth was that the Dandelion wasn’t a flower at all but a weed dressed up in a garment of seeds, trying to fit in the flower world but in the end feeling empty and alone once the wind touched it. That was how Megan felt all the time. The truth was that Depression crept up on you like the Devil and the Devil wanted to prevent you from seeing ‘the good’ in your future. And now it was creeping up on Jesse like a black cloud. It was hard enough feeling alone but now everyone else seemed to have forgotten they existed. If only she could reach out to Jesse in some way to make him understand that it wasn’t his fault, but she had become just a ghost, lifeless and flickering at the edges. How could Jesse notice her now when she was just as lost as he was?”
From the award winning author of Tangled, Joanna Strafford wants you to travel the world with Megan and Jesse as they embark on a journey of change, sadness and the bitter sweetness of true love and friendship. In the Absence of the Sun shows that you are not alone and their is a chance to discover that change can lead to beautiful things if you allow yourself the opportunity to live to see them."
Do you still want to know what I wished for?
Read my Tangled chapters on Booksie!
"Writing letters to Sophia Mitchell was the only thing that got Adam through being away, even though she never replied back. It was just the thought that one day he would have the chance to see her and his family again. Approval and acceptance were two things he always longed for throughout high school. And now after getting out of prison Adam wants forgiveness. But as Adam Scranton starts his life over after spending 6 years in jail, he learns that it doesn’t matter whether people forgive you for whatever you think you did wrong. In the end you’ll still feel guilty for it inside. The one you really need forgiveness from is yourself. Adam needed to know that he existed for a reason. He needed to make changes and make more an effort on doing the right things. He needed to validate his transformation – his change – his new beginning. But those changes could only begin after he makes the first step."