Thursday, March 15, 2012

GUEST POST: Ava Riley

Welcome Guest Author AVA RILEY! Yesterday Jenn reviewed A Lifetime to Find Love and tomorrow Rebecca will review Sacred Surrender. But today is a real treat - we get to hear directly from the author herself... and she'll be around so "Comment" TODAY to ask any questions you have... the floor is all yours, Ava...

First I would like to take a moment to thank Indulgent Bloggers for giving me the opportunity to stop by today. I am honored to be here at such a wonderful site with all you wonderful people.

March is the month of the Irish and luck (and beer). I’m not Irish, I don’t really drink beer (I’m more a mixed drink kind of gal, so I’ll raise my Long Island Ice Tea to you in a toast), but I do partake in LUCK as often as that lady will hand it out to me. Merriam-Webster describes luck as: a force that brings good fortune or adversity, the events or circumstances that operate for or against an individual, or a favoring chance also success. I’m more fond of the latter of the definitions…a favoring chance~ also success. Lady Luck can keep the negative and give me all the positive she desires; I’m kind of stingy that way.

For as far back as my memory will allow me to venture, I have also wanted to write. Let me rephrase that. I’ve always wanted to see my stories in “print” and to have others enjoy the ups and downs and ups of the “people” who speak to me. That dream became a reality in April of 2011, when A Lifetime to Find Love was submitted to my publisher, Lazy Day Publishing. It wasn’t easy getting there, to the point where I was ready to submit my manuscript, but several things fell into place and I can honestly say that luck was truly on my side. People came into my life which opened more doors and before I knew it I saw my first novel in print.

Throughout my life I have had some pretty unpleasant jobs that took up so much of my time that I was unable to write as much as I would have liked. I am very lucky to have a husband who supports me and who told me a couple years ago to quit my job and go back to school. Because of that I am able to not only pursue a degree in English with a concentration in Creative Writing, but also it frees me up to write more.

There are so many in this world who pass day to day with dreams in their hearts but who are unable to follow those dreams. I count my lucky stars every day that I am able to partake in the passion of my heart. When I sit down at my computer or put pen to paper, I know that I am extremely lucky to be doing what I love to do on a daily basis and I try not to take it for granted. I would say to you who are still chasing your dreams, “don’t stop reaching for those stars, there is one out there with your name on it and Lady Luck is waiting to hand it to you.”

Thank you again for allowing me to stop by!

Happy Reading!
Ava Riley

VISIT Ava's site and find her BUY LINKS at: http://avarileyromance.wordpress.com/about/

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