Thursday, December 14, 2017

AND THE WINNER IS!!!

A GRAND DRUMROLL PLEASE FOR THE MARVELOUS FABULOUS EXCITING WINNER WHO IS!!!!

Oh, wait, if you're reading in this in blogger preview window you can STILL SEE what I am writing! AND IT WILL BE SPOILED BEFORE YOU CAN EVEN CLICK THROUGH!

Tragedy.

So, I will continue on!

Thank you so much for all of your love support and interest in Tracking Ruby.
This book will be available on Amazon TODAY
Kobo, iTunes, Nook, and a few other stores tomorrow. (Trying to figure all of that was exciting and got a little delayed! My deepest apologies!)

I am very grateful to all of you!

Hmmm, I think I've stalled long enough. (Though please DO stay tuned afterwards for a message from the author)

So without further ado!

DRUM ROLL PLEASE!!!





Are you actually drum rolling?





Because, if you aren't I can't make the announcement. (It's just not as fun.)



Do you like my new blog makeover? I did it just for this announcement!



Are you ready?




Really truly ready?




Weeeeeeeeeell then....





TADA!!!

Kenda E. A.!!! 

The Rafflecopter has CHOSEN YOU!!!!


I'll be in touch with the winner and get her the book as soon as my shipment comes in.


And now a message from the Authoress....

Dear Readers,

I've been doing a lot of thinking. Some of that thought almost resulted in me pulling Tracking Ruby before it even saw the light of day (even now, I am tempted to remove the book a little...but part of it also begs to stay.)
Right now, Tracking Ruby will stay out available for reading, etc. but there may come a day when I decide to pull it.
The reason I am not pulling it right now is, This story was inspired on a set of stairs, in a black and white photo inspired by a real girl, age 16 a deputy in the Dakotas. I wanted to do more research...however, I just recently discovered I delayed my investigation too long and the woman who had the photograph, and knew the marvelous story has passed away not long ago.
Though this story is not based on the life of the girl in the photograph, it is inspired by it. To pull it now....it just doesn't feel quite right. Maybe one day you or I may find about the real story of the girl and do her story justice...if you do I hope to read it...if I write it...it may be awhile.
The reason I have considered pulling it.
I am not the author I want to be.
Long ago I dreamed of the author I would become I would write great stories!
I have written stories. I won't call them bad, but they weren't great. They are the stories along my journey of learning to become a writer. Stories like Tracking Ruby, are stepping stones in my journey. However, as much as I do love and adore Sophie and Jesse, this is not the kind of book that I want to leave as my legacy. I know Sophie and Jesse's story need to be told and I hope it touches one heart out there...but there is more.
I want more.
I don't just want to write good stories.
I want stories that challenge, encourage and uplift you more.
That inspire you in your walk with the Lord, that strengthen's your faith.
I'll be honest, I've been to unsure and afraid of my faith than to lightly salt my stories with a little thread of faith woven in here or there. I don't want it to be a thread.
I want it to be the base, the thread woven through every string binding it together.
I hope to talk more about this in the coming days...but it's a process.
Thank you!

In Christ,
Jessica Greyson


Monday, November 27, 2017

GIVEAWAY TIME!

Coming to the general public December 15th
You can get your hands on a pre-order copy over here and I will ship a copy to you on the 5th of December!
Isn't that exciting?
I think it is...but you know what is even more exciting?
GIVEAWAYS!
Yes!
A free SIGNED BOOK by me
Which will probably arrive around...Christmasish....

So, do you want to get your hands on a copy of this book?
Get working on it with the Rafflecopter and images below!!!!



Sorry, this is only open to USA mailing addresses, if you still want to enter from international, you can still enter but it will be an ebook instead.
THANKS!

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

A Call for Beta Readers

Hello Blogosphere!

It's that time of year again, we are all buckling down for NaNoWriMo! WAHOO and I am deciding to try and edit a book for Christmas!
YES!
A NEW BOOK!
Can you believe it?

I finished this book back in 2013, so it's a bit old but still...worth reading and publishing.
Originally, I was never, ever, ever, ever going to publish this book.
NOTHING WENT AS PLANNED!
The characters were terrible!

Well, my friends said otherwise, and I've found myself wanting to go back and see how bad the book really, was. I was very surprised at what I found.
I like it.
Well, actually, I might be in love with it...just a little.
Certainly enough to publish it, and while it's still a little quirky and cute and my characters are just themselves all over...I am looking for a little feedback and maybe spreading the word that Jessica Greyson is finally coming out with a new novel if you are interested.

Title...currently: Tracking Ruby (this may change...who knows.)
Page length about: 250 pages give or take on how the editing goes.
Word count: 60459 (bound to change, I am editing after all.)
What is it about?'


When bookworm Deputy Sophie Brown, rescues a seemingly want to be troublemaker Jesse Garrison, who likes his coffee as black as his boots. She far from realizes the impact he will have on her life. She is more caught up in hiding her secret and wondering how Elizabeth Bennet would survive in a town filled with undashing and undesirable Colonel Wickham's and Mr. Colin's.

Jesse is searching for purpose, redemption and the beloved family treasure. Rescuing a deputy and wrangling her into his mission isn't part of his plan, however when they land in trouble together can he save her, and not land behind bars?

Working together can they collect the unlikely treasure and find that something more they've been searching for, or are they bound for shipwreck and ultimate disaster? 


Now, if you are interested in reading this drop me a line at my email address. jessapphire.at.gmail.com and let me know you'd like to beta read!
I'd like to hear back from you by the end of November so I can steamroll this onto the publishing line in time for Christmas!

Thank you one and all!
Blessings,
Jessica Greyson

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Winners!

Hello Blogging World!

I am so sorry I didn't post on the 13th!
Life was completely crazy the last three days...talking leaving the house at 8 a.m. and not seeing anything on my computer until 11p.m. however, I have notified the winners, and I have heard back from all of them!

If you didn't get an email from me, I hope you'll stay tuned for future giveaways! Working on planning some fun things for the upcoming months!

Thanks you for your participation!

Blessings!
Jessica

Friday, August 18, 2017

Free Book by Sarah Holman!!!!

My lovely author friend Sarah Holman is having a wonderful series of summer giveaways and more!

Check out her book Courage and Corruption! It's free on Kindle today!!!!! I had a blast designing this cover and I can't wait to read it!



Monday, July 10, 2017

Dreams and Devotion by Sarah Holman




Some dreams will be dashed, and their devotion will be tested. Dara's life is full of farm work and worries, especially now that her older brother is a priest in a far off city. Yet she still has time to dream of the life she hopes will someday be. She dreams of marrying her dear friend and the worries of her family ending. Now, the selfishness of one person threatens her very way of life. Dresden's initial excitement about living a life devoted to the service of God quickly is dashed on the rocks of reality. The life of a priest is nothing like what he imagined. To make matters worse, he finds out his family back in his home village is on the brink of disaster. Torn between his vows and his love for his family, what will he choose?


Buy the book for the special preorder price, here.



Sarah Holman is a not so typical mid-twenties girl: A homeschool graduate, sister to six awesome siblings, and author of many published books and short stories. If there is anything adventuresome about her life, it is because she serves a God with a destiny bigger than anything she could have imagined.

Find her at www.thedestinyofone.com Stops on the blog tour:
July 8 Bookish Orchestrations ~ Faith Blum
July 9 His Princess Warrior ~ Katie Hamilton July 10 In the Book Case ~ Tarissa Graves Jessica Greyson ~ Jessica Greyson
July 11 Gods Peculiar Treasure Rae ~ Raechel Read Another Page ~Rebekah Morris
July 12 Whimsical Writings For His Glory ~ Jesseca Dawn Shannon McDermott ~ Shannon McDermott
July 13 The Page Dreamer ~ Deborah O'Carroll
July 14 Knitted by God’s Plans ~ Kendra E. Ardnek With a Joyful Noise ~ Amanda Tero Once Upon an Ordinary ~ Kate Willis
July 15 Jaye L. Knight ~ Jaye L. Knight

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

我看見你 I see you

Psalm 32:8
I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go;
 I will guide thee with mine eye.

I'll be honest this verse has always puzzled me a little. 
And the other day I was reading again and I was like. "God, what does this even mean? How can you guide me with Your eyes? Because, God, I can't see where you are looking."

And then it struck me.

I do this all the time with my students.

I guide them with my eyes.

If they are misbehaving, I don't yell at them, I get really quiet and just look at them gently until I know I have their attention and then shake my head, if needed I will say something but often this communication is completely silent.

My students also communicate this way, a questioning look, and I answer with a nod...but they know the answer because they are looking at me.

So it's the same with God. If my focus on him, I'll have the answers I am searching for, I don't need to be looking towards the future and trying to figure out, I don't have to figure out what God is doing I just have to move forward keeping my eyes on Christ. No looking around, no turning this way and that trying to figure out what everyone else is doing. Just focusing on Christ and following his lead...and life will be siimpler...maybe, not easier but simpler because all I need to worry about is focusing on Christ and what He sees for my future.

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