Sunday, April 1, 2018

Is Deanna still writing books? (Write Now writers conference)

Happy Sunday to you! And the answer is....YES! I am still writing books. I have started on a new endeavor...a novella series! I am super excited about this project too.

You may remember me blogging about going to the Write Now conference last year in Raleigh, NC. I am excited to say that I have registered to go again this year!
If you are interested in attending, click here: Triangle Area Freelancers: Write Now Conference (April 28, 2018)

You may also remember me blogging about author: Tara Jenkinson Cignarella and her books: Lilac Sand and Flutter. Well.... we have become close friends and she will be flying down to NC and attending the conference with me! I am SUPER excited!

Lots of good things happening!

Author Deanna Martinez-Bey: Facebook, Website, Amazon

Sunday, December 31, 2017

2018 Resolutions vs. Goals...make this your year!

It's New Years Eve and I can not allow this year to go by without posting my annual "Resolutions vs. Goals" post. I always find it encouraging and I hope you do to! I am all about offering encouragement as I appreciate when encouragement is offered to me. 

2018 Is your year to move forward with creating your perfect life. Leave the past behind and move forward into a happy, healthy new year.

Resolution: A promise we make to ourselves and declare to others that we are going to make a positive change for the new year.

Goals: A plan we put into place to move forward towards a better life.

Do you see the difference? A resolution is a promise, but a goal is a plan. Let’s set goals for ourselves this year. Make a plan, write a list of steps to get you to where you want to be: financially, physically, emotionally, relationally. Set reasonable goals. Take baby steps towards your new future, your new life.

Let’s turn our dreams into reality for 2018!

Meditate on your goals and the changes you want to make, see yourself living the life that you desire. Talk about your dreams and goals with people who will build you up and encourage you. Make your plan and work towards it each day, little by little, taking baby steps. 

They say, "Rome wasn't built in a day". How true that is! Let's make the changes within ourselves to become the people we want to be this year. It can be done and WE are the only ones who can make it happen; join a gym, write a book, change the things we don't like about ourselves/our lives. Let's make this our year! 
A great first read of 2018!

Monday, December 4, 2017

Blog Tour for: Hot Cocoa, Green Tea and the Man Who Sweetened My Heart

Happy December everyone! I am thrilled to announce that my new novel was released on December 1, 2017!

I am in the midst of a blog tour and would like to share it with you.

Deanna Martinez-Bey: Blog Tour For, Hot Cocoa, Green Tea and the Man Who Sweetened My Heart

The schedule is as follows:
December 1st: Starter Day Party @ I Heart Reading
December 3rd: Promo Post @ Lisa Queen of Random
December 5th: Author Interview @ Cassidy Crimson’s Blog
December 7th: Promo Post @ Nesie’s Place
December 8th: Promo Post @ Indy Book Fairy

Here is the book trailer that is loaded with information about the book...

Ready to purchase your copy of my book...

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Check out the book trailer for our domestic violence survivor in: Hot Cocoa, Green Tea and The Man Who Sweetened My Heart...

Let me preface the following book trailer by stating that my publisher must live within my head! She hit the nail SQUARE on its head with this one! I LOVE the way it has turned out.

Please take a brief look at what Stephanie's story (our domestic violence survivor) has to tell...


“That day, I decided that a battered and bruised physical body, damaged emotions, and
what felt like a broken ankle was not going to keep me from finding happiness.
The hunt was on!” -Stephanie

Pre-Order your copy on Amazon today!

Book release: December 1, 2017!

Monday, October 30, 2017

New book release! Stephanie is a domestic violence survivor...

How Cocoa Green Tea And The Man Who Sweetened My Heart is due to be released on December 1, 2017!

Take a look at the book trailer:

Pre-order your Kindle copy here:

Stephanie had been held hostage in an abusive marriage for nearly twelve years. She was manipulated, controlled and abused by her mentally unstable husband. The last physical altercation drove Stephanie to begin a new life, alone, just her and her ten-year-old son, Ray.
Stephanie made an exit plan. She would find a new school for Ray, a full-time job and a place to live and just when she thought that life would be calm and peaceful, her monster of a husband, soon to be ex-husband would rear his ugly head.
Stephanie winds up meeting a new friend through work. As time passes, they find that they are developing feelings for one another. After the divorce is final her ex-husband stirs up trouble yet again.
Would Stephanie and her new friend become an item or would all the trouble from her ex-monster have him packing his bags and running? Would Stephanie finally be awarded full custody of her son or would her ex sabotage that from ever happening?
Hot Cocoa, Green Tea, And the Man Who Sweetened My Heart, is a compelling story of love, fear, hatred and self-transformation with a touch of humor, intimacy and a hint of the paranormal. 

Deanna has always aspired to be a writer. She started writing poetry and short stories and the young age of seven.
Born in New Jersey, Deanna currently lives in a suburb of Raleigh, North Carolina. She says. “I will always be a Jersey girl at heart.” Which is why she came up with her own recipe for, New Jersey coffee cake, that she shares at the end of this book. She has had several of her original recipes published over the years. They have been featured in publications such as: Taste of Home Magazine, Taste of Home “Best Of” cookbooks, Gooseberry Patch cookbooks, local magazines and Women’s Day online, to name a few.

Deanna’s other published works:
Twinkle, Twinkle Christmas Star
When Life Gives You Lemons, Drink Coffee!

Deanna’s contact information:
Facebook:       Author: Deanna Martinez-Bey @deannamartinezbey
Instagram:      writer_deanna
Twitter:            Cookrunwrite
YouTube:         Author Deanna Martinez-Bey

There are many great Domestic Violence organizations that help people every day. 

Interact helped me when I was in need.

Break the Silence Against Domestic Violence is where I am currently a volunteer. Survivor Helpline 855-287-1777

Monday, October 2, 2017

Photo shoot for back cover of, "Hot Cocoa, Green Tea and the Man Who Sweetened My Heart"

We are officially in October now and the leaves are starting to fall. Cool mornings are a welcome treat as are the pumpkin spice offerings being sold in stores.

I decided to host my photo shoot for the back cover of my new book, OUTSIDE this time. I do not regret this decision!
Check out what I have to say about the photo shoot and a few added bits about the next book in the making...

PS...the picture you see is one of the photos taken during the photo shoot! (But, not the one chosen for the back cover.)

Saturday, September 23, 2017

New book release and domestic violence volunteering

Happy Autumn! I am excited about cool weather and changing leaves! I am also excited to share that novel number three will be released before Christmas this year.

I have created a new video with more information...

Please take a few minutes to listen to me share about the new book and domestic violence. I have decided to share a piece of my heart with the world!

Thank you for your support :)