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The Choice by Madeline Fresco available now in Amazon

THE-CHOICE-600x900It’s available!

The Choice, by Madeline Fresco (that’s me!) is now up in Amazon! I put it up last night in Amazon Kindle Direct.

Here is the book bio I placed in Amazon:

A magnetic-blue butterfly that talks of “the two worlds,” the crow that watches from the shadows, the mystical portals winding through San Francisco — Irie MacCarthaigh must decide if these things are real, or the product of her grief-driven delusion.

Irie and Rick are a happily married couple until Irie’s father succumbs to cancer. She struggles to deal with the loss, but when further tragedy strikes, she becomes overwhelmed and unable to cope. Complicating matters, strange, unusual events begin to happen to Irie – things she can not explain. When Irie rescues an abused Rhodesian ridgeback from attackers, she quickly realizes the animal is much more than a normal dog. Irie, Rick and “Roadie” find themselves thrust into a deepening plot that rides a tenuous line between reality and madness.

This book was written just after my father passed away at University of Michigan from lung cancer and a month later I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. I couldn’t help think, how does that happen? That was the reasoning and inspiration behind this book. To answer the question, how would one make sense of this tragedy and awful diagnosis happening so close to each other, and really, even at all?

Check it out today — I couldn’t be prouder

 

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Madeline Fresco is a novelist who lives in San Francisco. She is the author of CROSSED THE LINE, available for Kindle at Amazon.com, for Nook at Barnes & Noble, and as an ePub at other eBook retailers. You can also listen to her novel as a free, serialized audiobook at madelinefresco.com. Her second book THE CHOICE, available on Kindle at Amazon.

One more chapter until I finish the audio for Anguish

One more chapter left to record!

 

I’m so excited that I will be done with the audio for my third book ANGUISH.

 

It is such an accomplishment with this back pain. I know it’s not a lot, but I will feel like I actually did something this year. A lot of times with back pain, you feel like you aren’t doing anything with your life. That’s what is great about this. It took me forever, but I did it. By next week, I should be able to put it in the Audible store.

 

Oh, shoot! I still need a book cover. I have one in mind, although, it’s not very good. I really have scoured through countless stock photos trying to find something that matches the tone of my book. I don’t really want a real photograph of a person, because then it locks the readers mind into what the character looks like. I want them to dream up the image on their own. I tell you who I pictured as the main character, my roommate in college my freshman year. She was so beautiful. Unless I found a picture of her on the internet, it just wouldn’t do her justice. Plus, I’m not sure how she would feel about having her image on my book cover! We haven’t talked since my freshman year, so that would be pretty weird!

 

If you have any ideas of where to get images from please let me know, I would greatly appreciate it!

 

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To learn more about my book Crossed the Line, check out this great Blogger website.

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Madeline Fresco is a novelist who lives in San Francisco. She is the author of CROSSED THE LINE, available for Kindle at Amazon.com, for Nook at Barnes & Noble, and as an ePub at other eBook retailers. You can also listen to her novel as a free, serialized audiobook at madelinefresco.com.

Anguish: More recording done

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Okay, so the hubby was gonna help me put The Choice into Amazon last night, however, he was also flying out to see his parents in Florida today at 4:30a.m.! Wow! I could not believe that he chose a 6:00a.m. flight.

 

Needless to say, between all the laundry that needed to be done, the packing, the running to the grocery store to help me with my shopping for the week, it left little time for us to put my book into the store. So, it will have to wait until he comes back. I can honestly say though, the poor man had little time to himself yesterday.

 

So he will be gone for a little over a week. That means that I will have plenty of time to work on the audio recording of Anguish. I already got to Chapter 21 out of 25. That means if I do a chapter every few days, I will be done by the time he gets back.

 

The back had HOPEFULLY a minor setback last night. The stretching and such has been going better, so I ordered a bike. Needless to say, it didn’t go as planned. I hoping that this has little impact on my ability to get the recording done. I might just have to record one day, then edit the next, instead of trying to get it all done in one day. Either way, it should be fine.

 

I have the very nice lady who gives me massages coming over tonight to help ease my pain and my roaming mind.

 

If you want to know more about my back I try and do weekly posts on my blog, www.ihatemyback.wordpress.com. Check it out.

 

**I wrote this blog using my GoDaddy account. If you want to write your own blog use GoDaddy coupon code sigler295 is a great code that will purchase a domain for $2.95.

Here is a website to learn more in regards to GoDaddy promo codes.

To learn more about my book Crossed the Line, check out this great Blogger website.

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Madeline Fresco is a novelist who lives in San Francisco. She is the author of CROSSED THE LINE, available for Kindle at Amazon.com, for Nook at Barnes & Noble, and as an ePub at other eBook retailers. You can also listen to her novel as a free, serialized audiobook at madelinefresco.com.

New stuff (hopefully) tomorrow!

As some of you might know, I tried for a very long time to get my 2nd book, The Choice, into the book stores through a service/company called Book Baby. They could never get my book formatted correctly, the spacing was always off, and it was a tremendous pain in my butt.

Tomorrow I am finally going to attempt to put it into Amazon myself. I’m very excited at this prospect.

I will let you know how it goes!

Also, I have restarted the process of recording the 3rd book, Anguish, again. The back is well enough to record, so I have been doing a few chapters here and there. It looks as if I have only 9, maybe ten chapters to go before the book is completely finished. Only thing is, I am still having trouble finding a cover. Grrr.

Hope you all are having a great day!

**I wrote this blog using my GoDaddy account. If you want to write your own blog use GoDaddy coupon code sigler295 is a great code that will purchase a domain for $2.95.

Here is a website to learn more in regards to GoDaddy promo codes.

To learn more about my book Crossed the Line, check out this great Blogger website.

______________________________________________________________________

Madeline Fresco is a novelist who lives in San Francisco. She is the author of CROSSED THE LINE, available for Kindle at Amazon.com, for Nook at Barnes & Noble, and as an ePub at other eBook retailers. You can also listen to her novel as a free, serialized audiobook at madelinefresco.com.

News on future Madeline Fresco books

So, it’s been a long time. The reason for the absence was the fact, still is the fact, my back is not better. The book work has stopped for a while because it was, and is,  just too painful to try and concentrate on new material. Editing proved difficult as well, because it’s hard to look at a hard copy of something while laying down in bed.

However, now I’m getting back into the swing of things. My plan is to release the second book, The Choice, and the third book, Anguish, all in the next few months. I won’t be going with the same publisher again because they were not very responsive.

The Choice is completely done. Cover and all. So, really, all I need to do is get it submitted to a new publisher. The second book, Anguish, I still need to do a cover for. I do think  I have found the cover I want to go with. So honestly, I think that is basically done as well.

The other thing that will be popping up in the next few months is that I will start recording the audio for Anguish. Despite The Choice being half way completed, I did that at a more professional studio, and I think the sound quality would be compromised because my back is not healthy enough to return to that location. Therefore, I will be making a make-shift studio in my closet and give that a go. I’m a little worried about San Francisco street noise. You may have heard some of that street noise when I recorded my into and outro to my episodes. It should be improved with a better microphone and the location of the recording being a room away from the street. But we shall see.

Lastly, Crossed the Line should be available any day on Audible. I tried submitting it once, but I submitted it with three of my chapters to one of theirs. I didn’t think it would matter, as the whole book just winds up being downloaded in its entirety to your computer anyway, but Audible doesn’t want it done that way, so I have to go through and reconfigure the whole thing. It’s only annoying because of my back. It’s not that much work — maybe a few hours, but when you have a hurt back, every moment counts.

So there it is. A bunch of new things happening. Oh, and one more thing. I did start another blog. It’s called I Hate My Back. I’ve been posting there every Wednesday instead. I just thought it might be nice to start a blog that centralizes a lot of the things that happen to someone who has back pain. I would love to read, even now, what another person went through. Now, hopefully, I will help someone else who goes through this. They can go to my site for articles on the spine, on annular tears, on what my PT was like.

Okie-dokie. Check back soon to see how all this new stuff turns out!

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Madeline Fresco is a novelist who lives in San Francisco. She is the author of CROSSED THE LINE, available for Kindle at Amazon.com, for Nook at Barnes & Noble, and as an ePub at other eBook retailers. You can also listen to her novel as a free, serialized audiobook at madelinefresco.com.

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