Sunday, August 6, 2017
Friday, August 4, 2017
As many of you know my book is based on a TRUE story about our disabled Jack Russell who was waiting to be adopted for two years in a shelter. Chico never gave up hope.It's also a story of giving and how my children got Chico. This man seemed touched and hadn't even seen the book. He then put in an order of 100 books. I thought he was joking since that was his personality. He wasn't! He then offered some other help/suggestions/introductions!! This led to a conversation with someone else, that domino-ed after I left with someone else we had a meeting with, that's interested in investing in me. ME? Yes of course; there's work to be done, but you know that butterfly feeling you get that this may be IT! I had that feeling.
As I sit here in shock, and some tears I realize now that I need to stop fearing success. When all you've known is struggle, you might think you don't deserve success. You make excuses, whether legitimate or not, and then allow each day to end up like the last. I didn't have the passion for real estate because I hadn't figured out how to get my message of hope out and to help the charities I am passionate about. Today changed that. Because my husband wanted me to go with him this morning as Real Estate agents (though I didn't want to go), and because he not only said we were agents with a wonderful company ,but said I was an author, it led to peoples interest in my book. Because I got to talk about my book,(which; I have not been self promoting much, because I felt like I was bragging, plus this last year was crazy) an opportunity came out of it with other opportunities very possible. Because we got to say we wanted to come from contribution as agents we met some great people. Because this man I had never met decided to buy 100 books he hasn't even seen, he ignited conversations, he ignited my passion for charities I've been wanting to help, and it may help us help people with Real Estate needs too. Because of my husband Eric, my prayer mentor Ryan, my coach Jodi, my publisher Radion Media, and this stranger I met today, my world may be changing. A huge thank you to them, and to my dog Chico, who I lost too soon, because he is still teaching me about Hope! www.barnesandnoble.com/w/chicos-hope-julia-king-donovan/1125369561?ean=9781946496003
Friday, May 5, 2017
Listen to my podcast interview with Bookish Ventures to hear me brag about Stephen King and my book, "Chico's Hope!"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFfBWU3Li1Q&feature=share Also, for two weeks only you can download my book for JUST .$99! Just go to Amazon.com and search Children's Book Chico's Hope!
Monday, May 1, 2017
Sunday, January 22, 2017
Monday, January 9, 2017
Saturday, December 31, 2016
I already did something new today. I started a Twitter account. I can almost hear people laughing at me. I'm a little behind, but I made a go of it. I have to admit I'm not great at social media. ( I'll be working to improve my blog this new year too.) I will also, organize my life better. People think I'm O.C.D, but, it's not with everything. Not with my life. I have many plates spinning in the air.Yes, the year 2016 was chaotic for me. My New Years Resolution will be to schedule, plan, and organize my life and that includes social media! Statistically, I probably have a better chance of running in a Marathon.(I hate exercise!) Oh no, wait! I like walks. That's an exercise. Yes, I can be random. My friend calls it, "Oh look, a chicken!' syndrome. Apparently, I do it a lot.
Well, 2016 you're in my rear view mirror! Sayonara! What was your favorite part of 2016?