Friday, March 29, 2013

Endorsements for Daughter of the Drunk at the Bar

Recently I posted on my main website Full-Soul-Ahead! about a shift that is taking place in me. I am feeling more confident about Daughter of the Drunk at the Bar. As a result, I finally mustered up my courage and asked some truly glorious writers if they wouldn't mind reading it if they hadn't read it yet, and endorsing my book if they wound up liking it. I was so terrified to ask.

But they said yes. Every single one I asked said yes.

And what would have happened had they said no? Would it have killed me? No. I would have been a little sad. Perhaps embarrassed for having asked. But it still would have been a brave thing to do. I believe in my book. They would have had their reasons, but it wouldn't mean I did anything wrong by asking.

It is amazing the help that is there if you are brave enough to ask for it. Here are three endorsements. I'll have more coming in soon. I am humbled. Flattered. Grateful. Happy.

"Michelle O'Neil is a true writer, dedicated to sharing her story and experience with others. To read her work is to be inspired.  She is a truly perseverant spirit."  –JENNIFER LAUCK, author of New York Times Bestseller, Blackbird, Still Waters, Show Me the Way and Found.  

"Michelle O'Neil is a grand gorgeous HEARTBREAKING writer. You should go and buy this book, curl up with this book, fall in love with this girl writer and shout her name from the rooftops." -AMY FERRIS, author of Marrying George, Confessions of a Midlife Crises and co-editor of Dancing at the Shame Prom: Sharing the Stories that Kept Us Small.

"Michelle O'Neil has written an honest, brave, funny, heartbreaking, and ultimately triumphant book. You will love her as Janie, a little girl born on the wrong side of the tracks with the right set of gifts that carry her up and away from it all, and into your heart. Forever." -CARRIE WILSON LINK, author of Wil of God: Embracing the Relentless Love of a Special Child.

And a bonus I didn't even ask for from a GeekMom at who "devoured Daughter of the Drunk at the Bar overnight." 

I am so moved by these wonderful endorsements. I feel so much appreciation for writers who help other writers. 

Thank you, thank you! 


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

5 Questions for an Adult Child of an Alcoholic

Author Tanya Savko has started a new "5 Questions for..." series on her blog. It is designed to highlight authors who address topics that affect family relationships. Tanya is a very generous writer friend. It was her encouragement that tipped me over the edge to go forth with publishing Daughter of the Drunk at the Bar. I appreciate her. She is a beautiful person, inside and out. 

I am honored to be the first interview. 

Check it out here.