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Voiceless Nominated for Author Academy Awards

 

 

VOICELESS-SPENCER’S STORY, A mother’s journey raising a son with significant needs by Angela Dee Smith, a Parker resident has been nominated for a 2018 Author Academy Award, an honor bestowed for literary merit and publishing excellence in the writing industry.

Angela Dee’s book is up for an award in the memoir category, which tells the story of her son Spencer, who at six years old was struck with an illness that forever changed the life of he and his family. Angela Dee takes you on a journey of love, loss, heartbreak, and triumph. Seen through the eyes and through the words only a mother would know. A must read for a family with a special needs child!

“Hundreds of books from authors throughout the world are up for an Author Academy Award,” said Kary Oberbrunner founder of Author Academy Elite and Author Academy Awards. “Our goal is to help further connect this global community of Authors, maintain excellence and integrity of the book publishing industry, and raise awareness that the stories being told and the authors who write them are worth our attention.”

Authors of all kinds—indie (self-published), traditional, or collaborative published are being considered for the award in one of the sixteen categories. Entries are being reviewed and evaluated on popular vote, social contribution, and overall presentation (cover, content, flow, and originality) by the Academy’s voting membership comprised of best-selling authors, literary agents and industry leaders.

If interested in supporting Angela Dee and participating in the popular vote portion of the award evaluation, go to http://authoracademyawards.com and scroll to the “Ready to Vote” section. Once there, click through to the Memoir category then find VOICELESS-SPENCER’S STORY, A mother’s journey…click on the title. Voting ends July 31st.

The top ten finalists in each category will be invited to present their book synopsis at the Author Academy Awards Red Carpet Session on Friday, October 26, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio. Winners will be announced later that evening where they will be invited to give an acceptance speech. Winners will also receive:

*The Academy Boon of Merit Award

*Press release and media story presented to their Hometown press by a professional PR firm

*Their name and book hi-lighted on the Read to Lead podcast (over 2 million downloads)

*A private group coaching session for all First Prize Winners with a YouTube consultant on how to leverage your book with video.

*Traditional Media and Social Media press including features on select podcasts, shows, vlogs, blogs, and articles.

*Lifetime access to 30 Days to a Bigger Stage Experience, an online program helping authors get publicity for their book

*The opportunity to present their book synopsis at Igniting Souls Conference main stage on the days following the Author Academy Awards, in front of a global audience

 

To Contact Angela Dee:

https://www.angeladee.life

Authorangeladee@gmail.com

Instagram: angela.author

FB: Voiceless-Spencer’s Story

Voiceless is available @ http://amzn.to/2gpcoZP

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VOICELESS Had It’s 1st Birthday!

A year ago this fall, a lifelong dream became a reality. I completed a 16 year project. Voiceless, Spencer’s Story-A Mother’s Journey Raising A Son With Significant Needs. I can’t believe it has been a year already! The experience of becoming a published author, throwing a launch party, speaking at the Igniting Souls conference, partaking in podcasts, a radio interview, and holding book signings has been a whirlwind of excitement.

As 2017 began, I entered the work force again, as I had taken months off to finish the book. I birthed the book (release) and then didn’t take care of my baby (marketing) so well. As my mentor Kary Oberbrunner says, “Are you tired of being hacked by everyday life?” My answer would be “yes”. Though it is a part of life, 2017 seemed to be full of hacks, one after another. Without going into details, I can say that I haven’t marketed the book to the extent that I desired.

Looking forward, 2018 will be filled with excitement as well. Brian and I will be getting married. Wedding plans are underway. I am seeking full-time employment and am completing  Kary’s Ghostwriter Program. I will be a certified editor, proofreader, and Ghostwriter this month! I still plan on marketing Voiceless one step at a time, little bits at a time. Something exciting is happening Jan 10th. Details soon. I really want to start my second book, but there are a few things I need to do first before I go down that rabbit trail. So often I feel like I am going down one rabbit trail after another, never getting to my destination. Anyone? This year I will simplify and gain clarity! What’s that saying, “Imperfect progress is still progress.” Thank you Lysa Terkerst!

Because marketing is not my strong area of expertise, there are suggestions below as to how you can help. I know you are all busy, but if a thought crosses your mind and you can do one of these, it is mostly about spreading our story by word of mouth. Money is not my motive, but getting our story to those that need it is my goal. It is a journey of perseverance, overcoming, and hope. Something I think the world needs more of.

1. REVIEW VOICELESS ON AMAZON. If you have read it, can you take about 5 minutes to write a review? When bookstores pull it up online, if it has lots of great reviews, it improves my chance of getting it on bookshelves.

2. IF YOU KNOW SOMEONE IN YOUR LIFE WHO HAS HAD BRAIN TRAUMA, OR LONG TERM ILLNESS, OR ENCEPHALITIS…RECOMMEND VOICELESS. It is available on amazon.com, n.com

https://amzn.to/2d3VsWf paperback

https://amzn.to/2d6HwOk  kindle

and the Tattered Cover @ Denver, LoDo, and Aspen Grove locations. I also, always have copies. It is also in the Parker, Castle Rock, and Highlands Ranch libraries.

It can be ordered directly from me, https://www.angeladee.life via paypal.

3. IF YOU HAVE READ THE BOOK AND CAN RELATE TO IT SOMEHOW, I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU PERSONALLY. REACH OUT VIA EMAIL. Authorangeladee@gmail.com

Feedback, positive or negative is important in helping me with my future writing endeavors!

I am really excited for 2018. Are you? My word for the year is Spiritual Creativity. I expect it to take me on many fun adventures with beautiful souls out there. Will you be one of those to rediscover your creative side, your passions, your dreams? I hope so, and I encourage you to BE BRAVE and DREAM BIG! As Kary O says, “I believe in you!”

Happy New Year!

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Igniting Souls Tribe/AAE, Voiceless

Voiceless Had It’s 1st Birthday!

A year ago this fall, a lifelong dream became a reality. I completed a 16 year project. Voiceless, Spencer’s Story-A Mother’s Journey Raising A Son With Significant Needs. I can’t believe it has been a year already! The experience of becoming a published author, throwing a launch party, speaking at the Igniting Souls conference, partaking in podcasts, a radio interview, and holding book signings has been a whirlwind of excitement.

As 2017 began, I entered the work force again, as I had taken months off to finish the book. I birthed the book (release) and then didn’t take care of my baby (marketing) so well. As my mentor Kary Oberbrunner says, “Are you tired of being hacked by everyday life?” My answer would be “yes”. Though it is a part of life, 2017 seemed to be full of hacks, one after another. Without going into details, I can say that I haven’t marketed the book to the extent that I desired.

Looking forward, 2018 will be filled with excitement as well. Brian and I will be getting married. Wedding plans are underway. I am seeking full-time employment and am completing  Kary’s Ghostwriter Program. I will be a certified editor, proofreader, and Ghostwriter this month! I still plan on marketing Voiceless one step at a time, little bits at a time. Something exciting is happening Jan 10th. Details soon. I really want to start my second book, but there are a few things I need to do first before I go down that rabbit trail. So often I feel like I am going down one rabbit trail after another, never getting to my destination. Anyone? This year I will simplify and gain clarity! What’s that saying, “Imperfect progress is still progress.” Thank you Lysa Terkerst!

Because marketing is not my strong area of expertise, there are suggestions below as to how you can help. I know you are all busy, but if a thought crosses your mind and you can do one of these, it is mostly about spreading our story by word of mouth. Money is not my motive, but getting our story to those that need it is my goal. It is a journey of perseverance, overcoming, and hope. Something I think the world needs more of.

1. REVIEW VOICELESS ON AMAZON. If you have read it, can you take about 5 minutes to write a review? When bookstores pull it up online, if it has lots of great reviews, it improves my chance of getting it on bookshelves.

2. IF YOU KNOW SOMEONE IN YOUR LIFE WHO HAS HAD BRAIN TRAUMA, OR LONG TERM ILLNESS, OR ENCEPHALITIS…RECOMMEND VOICELESS. It is available on amazon.com, n.com

https://amzn.to/2d3VsWf paperback

https://amzn.to/2d6HwOk  kindle

and the Tattered Cover @ Denver, LoDo, and Aspen Grove locations. I also, always have copies. It is also in the Parker, Castle Rock, and Highlands Ranch libraries.

It can be ordered directly from me, https://www.angeladee.life via paypal.

3. IF YOU HAVE READ THE BOOK AND CAN RELATE TO IT SOMEHOW, I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU PERSONALLY. REACH OUT VIA EMAIL. Authorangeladee@gmail.com

Feedback, positive or negative is important in helping me with my future writing endeavors!

I am really excited for 2018. Are you? My word for the year is Spiritual Creativity. I expect it to take me on many fun adventures with beautiful souls out there. Will you be one of those to rediscover your creative side, your passions, your dreams? I hope so, and I encourage you to BE BRAVE and DREAM BIG! As Kary O says, “I believe in you!”

Happy New Year!

Connecting/Serving, Voiceless

BOOK ORDER OPTIONS – Voiceless can be ordered directly from my website. Also available at Amazon.com https://amzn.to/2d3VsWf paperback https://amzn.to/2d6HwOk kindle BN.com and Tattered Cover, Parker, Castle Rock, and Highlands Ranch libraries. Available to order wherever books are sold.

Voiceless- Spencer’s Story A mother’s journey raising a son with significant needs

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