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  • July29th

    Life is wild. It just is.

    I’ll give you a little insider on my authorian life. My family, friends, co-workers, and pretty much all acquainances attained as a normal eighteen year old girl, don’t ever really see me as an author. To them, I’m just a nursing student, and…well, and eighteen year old girl. Even though most of my close people know I wrote a book, they rarely talk about it. And, ironically, I come from a family that doesn’t particularly enjoy reading. Don’t get me wrong–they’re beyond proud, but after the first week of being published, their only question [when they do think of my book] is, “Oh! So how much have you made so far?”

    Regarding money. Any author’s usual deprivation.

    So I’ve always loved the medical field, and I am very excited about nursing. But the college has this funny way of scaring students. I’ve already got homework due the first day that I’ve yet to do, and I have over 12 textbooks, 9 of them being nursing books. I was told I’m going to have to quit any job I may have, as the nursing course will be too rigorous for working. Therefore, I pretty much ought to be working as much as possible this summer…

    But where does that annoying working world leave time for me to write? Or spend time simply being an ‘author’ for that matter? In a nutshell: it DOESN’T. You just have to somehow make time.

    UNFORTUNATELY, that’s been strikingly hard to do, lately. I haven’t been able to promote Insperatus as ‘rigorously’ as I’d hoped so far this summer. While the booksignings I’ve had did do wonderfully well, I really desire to put my whole self into accumulating readers and showing the world what a unique read Insperatus really is. But it doesn’t matter if it’s the best book ever written–if no one knows about it, it won’t go anywhere. So that’s what I’m going to really focus on in all my free college time–and since I am a writer, and always will be, no matter what, I’ll try my hardest to make that time.

    Time to not only promote Insperatus, but to finish the sequel. Which is going well. Although I am having quite a bit of writers block, lately…

    Lastly, for my readers (or future ones):

    I’m going to put another Insperatus excerpt on this site! I’ve kept (and will keep) the prologue and first chapter available for reading on here, because it gives you a taste of the setting, background, and characters of Insperatus. But I decided to reveal a piece more in the middle of the novel–a piece that greatly differs from the excerpt placed up here so far. I hope that reading the new excerpt will entice those interested to pick up a copy of Insperatus–

    –which is available for sale online on most all sites EXCEPT Borders.com now. It always takes them twice the time to reprocess titles. But in time, it will be there, too. :)

    Until tomorrow–or sometime in the future–

    -K-

    PS–I’ve been thinking about some vampire concepts, variations, and similarities. Be sure to check in soon, because I plan on writing a little essay on my take, as well as other takes, on the curse that’s taken over the world. The vampire.

  • July10th

    So, unfortunately, (as it sort of says in the right-columned box over there) Insperatus is currently being reprocessed on all websites [due to my publisher change], so I was told, between all the sites, it will take anywhere from 4 to 8 weeks for Insperatus to be available again. This sucks, I know, but I think it’s only a short time to wait for something so huge. :) Remember that books are always available through me, at booksignings, and will soon be available on ebay through store sales.

    Anyway, besides all that, there is good news. Another way, if you simply can not stand the wait of 8 weeks to order it online, you have the option of downloading an e-book version! The e-book is a new feature to Insperatus, and it allows readers to instantly access and begin reading on the computer, without the shipping or the wait. The e-book version of Insperatus is now for sale on sites such as booksonboard.com, lybrary.com, and various others.

    Until next time… ___________|

  • July6th

    I just wanted to share something with anyone checking out kellyvaresio.blogspot.com, for a minute. I attached a beautiful paragraph that I really feel compelled to share. It was written by someone I met at the Philly Wizard World Convention, who read my book, has kept in contact with me, and emailed me this wonderful statement:

    ~~~”I have been so fully engrossed in your delicious book, delicious might seem an odd word used to describe a book but it is actually a term I stole from my literature professor in college…her and I shared the same passion for the written word, and she coined the term delicious in referring to either a book, paragraph, or sentence that was so rich and creatively structured that you can taste it, it’s those passages that are so very perfect that you feel every emotion and see every image as though you were the character. The thing I love most is that although [Insperatus] is a familiar genre, it is in no way cliche’ or predictable, and you’ve created an entire alternative universe wherein your story takes place, this is not easily done, as you well know, it is a world of magic and mysticism, where vampires, witches, and werewolves do exist, but so historically accurate that it makes it seem like it could be true. I can tell that, in the books to come, you will continue to delve deeper in developing not only your characters but also this fantastic alternative universe, I hope that you will continue to include factual events in our history in your story and give alternative mystical explanations for certain things. …To me your book has all the romance of James Cameron’s Titanic, the unbridled passion of Twilight, and all the mysticism and adventure of Harry Potter, it is like all my favorite story teller’s got together and wrote a book, you are so very talented and unbelievbly creative. I have not yet finished, I have about 20 chapters to go, and I am at the point where I cant wait to see how it ends but I dont want to rush it because I dont want it to be over yet, when did you say the 2nd book would be out? : )…Thank you so much for introducing me to [Insperatus].“~~~

    To me, that is the most touching thing–to hear such amazing feedback from readers of my book. Thanks so much, Lisa!

    ____|

  • July4th

    This summer has come as the perfect time. After I was being pretty bogged down with school [exams were the worst] and work, I’ve finally had the chance to really focus back in Insperatus and think about what the best thing is for my book.

    So I’m in the midst of contacting bookstores to order Insperatus in-store, contacting agents (which is super hard), and if I find a good agent then trying to be picked up by a huge publishing company such as Bantam Books or Simon & Schuster. Being a writer/author comes so easily to me, and it’s something I will always do no matter if I’m published or not, but to really be a published author is a whoooooooole different ballgame; one that requires full-time attention and constant movement, or you’ll suddenly find yourself really far behind the eightball.

    Needless to say I have a huge to-do list, one that continually grows and never gets smaller, but it’s something that I’m tackling with joy. I figure I’ve gotten this far, why can’t I keep going? And if I could give my readers one assignment, it would be this: TALK. TALK about Insperatus, if you love it. The biggest reason good books don’t sell is because no one KNOWS they exist, and the only way for people to KNOW they exist is to hear about them. So please–5 minutes–hop on Barnes & Noble’s website and write a little review. Tell your friends who you think would be interested. You guys could get Insperatus farther than I could ever get it alone.

    Thanks. As always. :)