Available on Kindle….

Have you ever experienced something that you know to be real but, somehow, it just doesn’t feel that way? That was how I felt when I received an email this morning which said “Congratulations, your book is now available for purchase on Kindle.” I’ve had my Kindle for years and it stores around 450 books, all of which I have downloaded and taken great pleasure in reading. The fact that someone may now do with my book is almost unfathomable but it has happened and I think, once the shock has worn off, I will be beyond thrilled.

I joined WP because, frankly, I needed something to do. I needed to busy myself as I tried to settle in a new country and  live with the grief that had crippled me for three years. I figured that I would post something, I’d read other people’s posts and try to learn from them so that I could gather a following; I honestly expected nothing more. What actually happened was that I discovered a community, a real community that exits in harmony because all the members have a common interest – a love of reading and writing. In the ‘real’ world there is so much hatred, bitterness, cynicism – all things that crush self-esteem and make us doubt ourselves at every turn. On WP there is openness, vulnerability, humour, support, honesty and kindness, especially kindness and spending time here restored my faith in human nature.

Beyond that and, arguably less importantly, it gave me the inspiration and courage to write from my heart without fear of derision. The acceptance and encouragement that I have received here on WP opened my mind enough for a book to escape and end up on Kindle. I can’t thank you all enough, sincerely, you have given me a new lease of life which, for a long time, I thought was impossible. There are a few people that I’d like to give special thanks to:

Mike, who asked me to write a synopsis for his book and first made me wonder if I might be able to write a book one day

Peter, who is wise, kind and funny and so positive about life that you can’t help but be swept along

Fandango whose FOWC one word prompts inspired me to start writing short stories – one of them ended up turning into a book

Lorraine, who, despite having her own challenges, is unfailingly kind and generous

Darren, who is one of the first people I connected with on WP and is an all round lovely guy

River, who rekindled my interest in poetry and inspired me to write with an open heart, as he does so well.

Rory, because he puts so much of himself into WP and his openness really inspired me

Brian, simply because he never fails to make me laugh and I’ve needed that (a lot) over the last couple of years

There are so many others – Wendi, Sadje, Billy, Tom, Boo, Deborah, Ivor, Brandi, Mike…..the list just goes on and on and I appreciate every single one of you. You have helped to make a long held dream come true with your support and kindness and I toast all of you with this rather insipid virtual champagne (it’s really not as good as the real thing!)

Lisa x

  65 comments for “Available on Kindle….

  1. July 31, 2019 at 9:53 am

    Congratulations Lisa, Goodonya’ , lovely for you to be rewarded for all your hard work…. xxx

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  2. blindzanygirl
    July 31, 2019 at 10:08 am

    Congratulations Lisa. This is utterly fantastic. For some reason I can’t find it, to purchase it but that is probably due to my blindness. Could you give us a link please. I just can’t WAIT to read it. Xoxo

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  3. July 31, 2019 at 11:13 am

    That is so wonderful! Congratulations!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. July 31, 2019 at 11:40 am

    Yay!!!! Well done Lisa!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. July 31, 2019 at 11:49 am

    It’s TRUE the community here does not judge

    Liked by 1 person

  6. July 31, 2019 at 12:57 pm

    Congratulations and Happy Book Release! 🎉🎉🎉

    Liked by 1 person

  7. July 31, 2019 at 1:49 pm

    YOU DID IT!!! I am so freaking happy for you girl. Congratulations!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. July 31, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    Way to go Lisa, good on you. I started your book last night – all good, no that’s wrong … lts truly excellent 🙂

    Here’s wishing you high sales

    Liked by 1 person

  9. July 31, 2019 at 3:04 pm

    Congratulations!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. July 31, 2019 at 3:18 pm

    It made me very happy to see you publish your book and I look forward to reading it.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. July 31, 2019 at 4:52 pm

    My goodness Lisa, I am really honoured to get a mention. What a lovely thing to say. Love and hugs, with wishes for huge success which you clearly deserve. xx

    Liked by 1 person

    • July 31, 2019 at 8:47 pm

      You deserve it, I think you’re a lovely guy ! Thank you and love and hugs back at you 😊 xxx

      Liked by 1 person

  12. July 31, 2019 at 6:59 pm

    That’s wonderful news, Lisa. Congratulations. And thanks for the mention. I’m happy that I was able, in a small way, to contribute to your achievement.

    Liked by 1 person

  13. August 1, 2019 at 3:29 am

    Aw, Lisa! I’m so proud of you and I’m so happy that your experience on WP has allowed you to accomplish so many great things! You have given so much to all of us with your presence on here. Your humor, your thoughtfulness, you as a person has been a blessing to so many, including myself. I’m so happy to have met you on here, my sweet friend and I’m glad that we all could give you faith in humanity again and give you that little extra push to go for your dreams! Congratulations, my dear friend!! You deserve this moment, so live it up! ☺️🙌🍾🥂
    xx

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  14. August 1, 2019 at 5:25 am

    Thank you so much for the kind words, Lisa. It really touched me, seriously. (And if I’m not the Brian you’re talking about, well, let’s just pretend that I am and move on.)

    I’m so happy for you. I know this thrill and it’s a wonderful sensation. You’ve done it!

    Oh, and then there’s this:

    “From His Perspective will be auto-delivered wirelessly to Brian’s 2nd Kindle. You can go to your device to start reading.”

    Looking forward to it.

    Cheers.

    Liked by 1 person

    • August 1, 2019 at 6:46 am

      You are most definitely the Brian I was talking about – as if there could be another! Your posts always brighten my day and some of them have needed brightening so thank you.
      Oh bless you! You’re so sweet – you’ve no idea how much that means to me :O) xxxx

      Liked by 1 person

      • August 1, 2019 at 7:00 am

        I’m grinning from ear to ear right now… 😉

        Liked by 1 person

      • August 1, 2019 at 7:08 am

        Then I’m happy :O) xx

        Liked by 1 person

      • August 1, 2019 at 7:11 am

        Oh and by the way: Screaming in Paris (English Edition) sera livré automatiquement et sans fil à Lisa’s Kindle Cloud Reader. Vous pouvez aller sur votre appareil pour commencer la lecture.
        You kept that quiet! Actually maybe not, I am really unobservant. Congratulations and I can’t wait to get stuck in :O) xx

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  15. August 1, 2019 at 11:05 am

    So proud of you I don’t have words to express it – so I have pinched these from the great Pelé … sums up all you have achieved beautifully. “Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, studying, sacrifice and most important of all love what you are doing” xxx

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    • August 1, 2019 at 11:58 am

      I love that quote 🥰 thank you my dear friend. Love and hugs and see you soon xxxxx

      Liked by 1 person

      • August 1, 2019 at 12:35 pm

        I am looking forward to it – counting down the days. xxxxx

        Liked by 1 person

  16. Boo
    August 1, 2019 at 1:32 pm

    I hope to get where you are and not be so crippled by grief. It was 3 years ago last week. And for the last two weeks I’ve been irritable. It’s started to wear off. And this post lifted it. It’s nice to know there is a light at the end of the tunnel and you are standing there in it. Congratulations on your writing!!! xoxo Boo

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    • August 1, 2019 at 3:34 pm

      So sorry you’ve been feeling low – anniversaries are the absolute worst. I can’t say it gets easier but there is light there – you just have to not turn away from it.
      Thanks hon – sending love and hugs xxx

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      • Boo
        August 1, 2019 at 4:18 pm

        I’m doing much better today. It just takes something out of you when you are home alone with your thoughts. xoxoox

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      • August 1, 2019 at 4:46 pm

        I know that feeling girl 😉 xx

        Liked by 1 person

  17. August 1, 2019 at 6:18 pm

    well done 🙂

    Like

  18. August 3, 2019 at 7:00 am

    Congrats Lisa!! Purchased and looking forward to reading it 😀

    Liked by 1 person

  19. August 4, 2019 at 10:28 am

    This is so exciting, what an awesome email to get! You should be hugely proud of everything you’re achieving, both through your blog & now this. I still harbour the ‘I want to write a book’ dream but I don’t think I’ll ever even get started, so I take my hat off to you. Congrats!!
    Caz xx

    Liked by 1 person

    • August 4, 2019 at 10:44 am

      Thanks Caz, that really means a lot to me – I never thought I’d be able to write a book and I must admit, I’m feeling pretty damn proud :O) xx

      Liked by 1 person

  20. August 11, 2019 at 7:45 am

    Lovely post. Keep up the hard work.

    Liked by 1 person

  21. August 15, 2019 at 7:43 am

    Amazing, congratulations.👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻I am downloading it now😀

    Liked by 1 person

    • August 15, 2019 at 3:41 pm

      Ah bless you, thank you so much, I really appreciate that 😊 xx

      Liked by 1 person

      • August 16, 2019 at 7:27 am

        Absolutely my pleasure.Im reading something else at the moment but it’s next in line🤓👏🏻

        Liked by 1 person

      • August 16, 2019 at 8:09 am

        I really hope you like it and I’d value your opinion 😊 xx

        Liked by 1 person

      • August 18, 2019 at 7:45 pm

        I’m sure I will😀I’m very excited to read it and honored you value my opinion😀🤓

        Liked by 1 person

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