Happy Weekend Cookie Cakes!
I hope you are enjoying your weekend. For those feeling the heat, please take extra care of you and your loved ones. Please don’t forget about your pets! :]
There are lots of exciting things going on here at J Fox Ink™! My debut novel has a new name – Even Tough Women Crack Like Eggs Sometimes. I originally chose the previous title as a filler, so I can get it underway. And it is definitely underway, so much so, I have added two additional chapters. The earth angels that I have been blessed with decided to grab my hand before I fell off the edge. These beautiful spirits gently and lovingly shared their views on the tentative title going viral. I knew it was going to change just before it was released, but these brilliant women decided to give me a lil’ ‘ole nudge to do it now. I am not going to deny my little girl was like, “Really? Now?” And my big girl said, “Really? Now?” However, no matter how much I wanted to procrastinate a little further, I knew in my heart it was time. The last chapter I just completed really puts it out there. It kicked my ass even more than the previous chapters.
When the feedback starting coming in, I wanted to run and hide. Funny thing is, you can’t unring a bell. If I went to hide, it would be fruitless – the words were out there. The phenomenal storyteller, Tanya R, Taylor said my “heart really speaks in that chapter. Really speaks.” Yep, beneath the ice there is a heart. And award winning novelist, Diane Layne, said it is “heartbreaking.” This chapter took me through the paces. It felt like Serena Williams worked my bubbalicious, chubbalicious, curvalicious rump out! : )
Anyway, I am writing, writing and writing. Did I mention I was writing? Hahaha! When I am not writing, I am behind the scenes handling the business end of things. I have to say, this is the hardest thing I have ever written. EVER. I am digging deep, shining a megawatt spotlight on the darkness, clearing the wreckage, and dealing with secrets and skeletons. I am excavating, peeling the layers and revealing the woman I am today. And, that woman is emerging beautifully. In the last ten weeks, I am down 50 lbs. I have to thank my fitness angel for being such a powerful source of encouragement. Thank you, Avo! ;]
I want to thank some incredibly tough women who have been on this journey with me from the beginning – Tanya R. Taylor, Parris Afton Bonds, Traci Andrighetti, Gina LaManna, and Diana Layne. My heart is overwhelmed with gratitude for your acceptance, friendship, guidance, input, love, strength, and understanding. I am truly blessed.
Thank you to all of the wonderful writers for the congratulations and for being so unbelievably gracious in spreading the word about my upcoming release – Tanya R. Taylor, Parris Afton Bonds, Diana Layne, Sibel Hodge, Gemma Halliday, Beth Prentice, Barbara Valentin, Sally J. Smith, Gayle Trent, Dane McCaslin, Terrie Farley Moran, Lynda Renham-Cook, Summer Prescott, and Sylvia Selfman. You women are amazing!
And now, let’s dish on my upcoming 2017 OLD SEA HARBOR SERIES. I teamed up with an imaginative designer who understands exactly what I want for this series. I want readers to look at the covers and say, “Morasco, yes! This image tells the story nestled inside your gripping pages!” My designer is a radiant gem! The covers for THE OLD SEA HARBOR NOVELS™ are exclusively created by TRT STUDIOS™. This past week, the dazzling designer and I brainstormed on the cover for SPIRITS UNLEASHED. We ended up with not just the cover for the first novella, but the cover for the second novella, SPIRITS PROWLING. How cool is that? Way cool!
I want to thank TRT STUDIOS™ for ingeniously capturing the essence of my upcoming Old Sea Harbor Series. Thank you so much!
“TRT STUDIOS™ has magnificently brought my vision for my upcoming 2017 OLD SEA HARBOR SERIES to life. What started out as an adult series for J Fox Ink™ has turned into something beyond my wildest imaginings. THE OLD SEA HARBOR NOVELS™ will feature a Young Adult spinoff with REMAINS TO BE SEEN as the first release under the Lil’ Jake™ imprint. As well as, a trilogy of novellas containing the history surrounding Old Sea Harbor, New York.
SPIRITS UNLEASHED will be the first novella staring the evocative Vivianna Grace Diamant Spencer.” Grab your copy December 30th 2016.
Whew! I have been a creative bumblebee.
Ok, that’s it for now! The kids want you to see what they do while mommy toils away. Hmmm…Hahaha!
As always, thank you for being here, and thank you for reading!!! Happy August!