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Thursday, January 7, 2016

Finally, a personal post!

Last week, I posted a picture of my new writing our new house, from my Instagram account (as you can see in the picture). I have been posting so many interviews, book reviews and other posts having to do with the release of, "When Life Gives You Lemons, Drink Coffee!", that I haven't shared very much about me. Well, that is ALL this post is going to include...what is happening with ME!

Things are going well. We did move into a beautiful new home. I absolutely love it! We all do...even the dog. He is a 90 pound lab and having a considerably large amount of space to roam, stretch out and sleep has made him a happier pup.

I am working at a local gym as the manager as well as a personal trainer. I absolutely love where I work and who I am working for. In addition to my job responsibilities, my boss encourages me to work on my writing. How many people can say that? "Oh, yes, my boss encourages me to work on my personal business while I am at work", probably not very many.

Take a look at the writing within the frame in the picture above.  Here, let me tell you what it says, "The writer is only free when he can tell the reader to go jump in the lake. You want of course to get what you have to say across to him, but whether he likes it or not is no concern of the writer. ~Flannery O'Connor

This is absolutely my favorite writing quote of all time. This lady knew something about being an author. She also knew something about living life. I have come to learn and accept that not everyone is going to like me. Not everyone is going to understand me. And you know what? That is OK. I am me. I like who I am and ultimately that is all that matters. It has taken me years to realize this and come to the point of, "not caring what other people think". People will continue to judge us and talk about us (good and bad). It's life. How we deal with it (or don't deal with it) is what will give us or take away our peace in life. Not sure why I shared all that, but I hope it helps someone!!!

Happy Thursday all!
Be who YOU want to be! Don't live a life that is pleasing to those around you and lose yourself in the process. Take it from me...been there, done that, not doing it again.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Deanna Martinez-Bey: Featered in AMB Magazine!

Guess who has an Book Spotlight featured in AMB Magazine? Me! Does this make me a celebrity? Let's not get too far ahead of the game.

Book Spotlight: When Life Gives You Lemons, Drink Coffee! by Deanna Martinez-Bey

I would like to send out a mega sized THANK YOU to my publisher, Natasha with Emerging Edge! Thank you for believing in  me and actively spreading the word about the new book!

Official Book Trailer

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Author Interview #2 Deanna Martinez-Bey: The Book Adventures of Emily

 This interview by: The Book Adventures of Emily asked a few questions that I had to really think about before answering! She asked me what inspired me to write this book and which character I could relate to the most.

My favorite questions was: What does my writing environment look like? I make sure I create a special place to write because I want to look forward to that time.

Thank you, Emily for taking your time to create space for me on your blog!

Official book trailer...

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Author Spotlight (Deanna Martinez-Bey) By Indy Book Fairy

Thank you Indy Book Fairy for giving me a special Author Spotlight on your blog!

Indy Book Fairy was kind enough to spotlight me on her blog. This is my first "official" blog tour spotlight. I am truly thankful for the time she took to put together the post. The more we can help readers become aware of my work, the more chances it will have to touch lives!

When Life Gives You Lemons, Drink Coffee! By Indie Book Fairy

Official Book Trailer

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Author Interview by Freda Hansburg

I am happy to announce my first interview for the Blog Tour! Author Interview with Deanna Martinez-Bey (click this link to view the interview) 

Freda asked me a variety of questions pertaining to the book: When Life Gives You Lemons, Drink Coffee!, writing, being an author and life in general. She composed a wonderful post containing all of the information I provided for her.

Thank you, Freda!

Official book trailer...

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Back Porchervations: 1st stop on the blog tour: book review

A BIG thank you to the first stop on my blog tour for: When Life Gives You Lemons, Drink Coffee!  ... Back Porchervations (Life Happens on the Back Porch)

Please take a look at her review of my book and take part in the giveaway she has going on for me on her website! You could win a digital copy of my book PLUS a $5 gift card to!

When Life Gives You Lemons, Drink Coffee! by Deanna Martinez-Bey - #review #giveaway #trailer

Official book trailer 

Book tour: When Life Gives You Lemons, Drink Coffee!

I am happy to announce that I am in the middle of my first ever Blog Tour! Five different blogs will be highlighting me and my new book!

Please take a look at the tour schedule:

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