It’s My Blogiversery! Let’s Celebrate!
Where has the time gone? I wrote my first blog post on April 25, 2012. Here we are two years later and so much as happened. I finally published my book, “Allergic to Life: My Battle for Survival, Courage, and Hope” (How amazing is that?), had a book launch party, and did a meet the author at a health food store. My list of followers continues to grow and I have met so many amazing authors, bloggers, and others who suffer from environmental or other chronic illness. I have joined a writing group, PnP Authors, and became Membership Director for Rave Reviews Book Club.
During the past two years I have made myself known on the social media scene despite my fears by:
- had website designed (kathryntreat.com)
- started an author page on Facebook
- joined LinkedIn
- set up boards on Pinterest
- started tweeting a Twitter
- started a second blog, Be My Guest, for authors (There will be a special gift for those that sign up to follow my new blog. The names of new followers will go into a hat and my husband will draw a winner).
- and yes even got myself on Tumblr
I have also had a wonderful book blog tour where I was hosted on 12 blogs over a period of a month.
In honor of my Blogiversery, I am having a giveaway. The winners will be determined through a Rafflecopter Giveaway. The giveaway starts now and will run through the 25th of May. There will be chances to enter more than once. To find out what and how many gifts (yes there is more than one since “it is my second blogiversary”) are available. I know my blogiversery doesn’t officially happen until next week but why wait to start the fun!
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I am excited to share with you a 5-Star review that Allergic to Life just received from Nonnie Jules at Rave Reviews Book Club. I am excited to be a part of this book club. As a group we read the selected book and review it and then post our reviews individually as well. Nonnie Jules posts her own reviews on her own page of the site, Nonnie’s Reviews. These reviews are separate from the Book Club’s Reviews, Current Book Selection, or Author Spotlights.
I am honored that Nonnie Jules chose my book as one of her books to review on her page. Please head over and read her review of Allergic to Life. For those of you are avid readers or authors, joining the club is free and the main membership requirement is to read and review four books during the year.
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Tagged acute allergies and sensitivities, allergic to life, environmental illness, five-star review, mold exposure, multiple chemical sensitivity, Nonnie Jules, Rave Reviews Book Club
One of the myriad of things I have been doing this past month is becoming a governing board member of a new Book Club, Rave Reviews Book Club founded by Nonnie Jules. The club is open to authors and readers alike. There is no fee to join. To keep your membership, you must review four books during the course of 2014.
This is a great way for authors to get more spotlight on their works through features and reviews as well as sales, as members purchase the book(s) for review. When someone becomes a member of the club, their book(s) automatically goes into the selection pot. Then, our Governing Board makes suggestions from that pot and then a vote is taken by the “GB”. It is also a great place to find new and exciting books to read as well as participate in drawings and giveaways that will be featured throughout the year.
I am excited to be in on the ground floor of what I think will be a great Book Club and look forward to reading and reviewing the books of others. I have talked many times how books took me away and continue to take me away when things are not going well with me or my health. It is my intention to continue to highlight a book or author once a month here on my blog.
The Rave Reviews Book Club Governing Board has chosen Daydream’s Daughter, Nightmare’s Friend by author Nonnie Jules as our first book to read and review.
If you want to be a part of this new Book Club please, check out the FAQ’s and Member Information.
I have been talking about Scott D. Southard’s “A Jane Austen Daydream” for the past week. I chose Mr. Southard’s book to giveaway during the Best of 2013 Giveaway Hop and featured an interview with him as well.
My Rafflecopter giveaway ended at 12:00 a.m. today. I am excited to announce that the winner is Heather Burgess. CONGRATULATIONS HEATHER! The book will be going out in tomorrow’s mail. I hope you enjoy the story as much as I did.
I just read a wonderful review from fellow blogger Miche at The-Labyrinth for Allergic to Life. Miche also suffers from chemical sensitivity, other allergies, and a severe allergy to mold.
I truly appreciate that she took the time to read my book and learn my story of what brought me from a regular woman who went and did what she wanted to someone who became “allergic to life”. Please take a minute to visit Miche, read her review, and sign up to follow her blog. Miche writes amazing blog posts and has been a champion for students with disabilities at her university in Australia.
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I am sick. I have a sinus infection and my lungs hurt. I am trying to take it easy but there are a few deadlines coming up that I need to continue to promote. The plan is to spend a little time here in the office and then a lot of time back on the love seat.
Before I head back to the love seat, I want to remind you that:
- The December Kindle Fire Giveaway ends on Wednesday. If you haven’t entered, please check it out.
- The Best of 2013 Giveaway for a signed copy of Scott D. Southard’s book, A Jane Austen Daydream, ends on Wednesday. My Rafflecopter Giveaway is set to end at 12:00 a.m. on Thursday. It is a great book. If you haven’t entered, you might want to check it out as well.
- I have decided to extend the discounted price of signed copies of Allergic to Life on my website through the end of December. I use priority mail so probably the last day I can mail them with a chance of them arriving by Christmas is December 18th. I also have been in communication with my publisher about lowering the price of the e-book.
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