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Free books!

3D book.pngIn one week, Changed will be moving to Kindle Unlimited. If you haven’t had a chance to grab a copy, now is your chance before it moves to KU for the next 90 days. A signup to my newsletter is required but I promise it is worth it! And don’t forget to leave a review 😉

You can get your copy here:

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Speaking of free, I have another surprise for you! I wrote a short story for Halloween. The Kirkbride is a mix of romance, mystery, and paranormal. Set in Fergus Falls, MN in 1947, the main character is Andrew Korpi. Andrew is a veteran of World War II and has begun having visions. After he is accused of murdering his mother his family commits him to The Kirkbride but the visions continue.

It is a quick read but I think you’ll enjoy it. It is also available on Prolific Works. No signup required.

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In other news, are you following me in all my new places? I’m lonely. Follow me!

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Writer resources

Books:

David Gaughran – Let’s Get Digital – Help with digital marketing. He also has a great blog and newsletter.

Steven Pressfield – The War of Art – Short & inspirational, to help you stay motivated.

Stephen King – On Writing – because, obviously.

 

Website/Social Media

Alessandra Torrehttps://www.alessandratorreink.com/ – Alessandra does courses on how to self-publish. She is hosting Inkers Con in Dallas, May 2019. Sign up at www.inkerscon.com to stay up to date on important updates. The conference is for authors only.

She also has the Facebook group – Alessandra Torre Inkers which is for authors to get together and share ideas, or get questions answered.

Holly Mortimerwww.thesocialvert.com – Author who does courses on digital marketing specifically for romance authors. She has an excellent free book launch calendar you use to plan your release. Seriously, this is the best thing ever.

Samantha A. Colewww.oneauthortoanother.com – Website to give tips & tricks to Indie Authors.

Self-Publishing with Dale – Look him up on YouTube. His tutorials are pretty great!

Editorial Freelancers Associationwww.the-efa.org/ – Great place to start looking for an editor.

Victory Editingwww.victoryediting.com – Or just use this one! I do!

Cover design – www.covermedarling.com – Pre-mades starting at $75. Also does logos, swag design, teasers, author branding, etc.

Beta readers:

Facebook group (Beta Readers & Critiques): https://www.facebook.com/groups/1662819743977604/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/50920-beta-reader-group

RWA (Romance Writers of America) – members only – https://www.rwa.org/l/li/?redir=critiquepartnermatchup

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ON SALE – Limited time

Changed is now on sale at Amazon for $0.99. This is a limited price drop, so grab a copy now before it’s too late!

In other news, Part II of Sydney & Jett’s story will be posted this week. If you are not following my newsletter, please sign up today. This story will eventually be published into a novella. It is a companion to Changed. I just wrote a chapter for Kate and Quinn, and is set a couple of years after the ending of Changed. It’s about Sydney, who has MRKH. The story is in first person POV, and is significantly different than Changed. It’s darker. FPOV gives you a more intimate feel for a character and their emotions. I am absolutely in love with Sydney and I hope that you will fall in love with her too!

I also have announcements regarding 2018 signings and Facebook group takeover schedules.

Sign up here > TS Murphy Newsletter.

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Books about MRKH

I wanted to compile a list of published books that have been written about MRKH. I love indie authors, and will support anyone who wants to write a book to raise awareness about MRKH. At the end of the day, that was my goal. If you are writing a book, thinking about writing a book, or have a written a book that is not listed here please contact me and I will include it or answer any questions you have about indie publishing.

***EDITED TO ADD***

For international customers, it appears most of these books are available through Book Depository. They offer free worldwide shipping. I’ve included links below.

Us Girls: My Life Without a Uterus by Rachael J. Hughes

Published: 8/29/2018
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Availability: Digital & Paperback through Amazon
eBook: $9.00
Paperback: $17.00
About the author:
Rachael J. Hughes is a loyal Virginian, a “devout” Unitarian Universalist (fellow UUs will laugh at the adjective), stepmother of two amazing young men, loyal wife to an amazing and supportive husband. She has been a writer since she could hold a pen; an avid Pearl Jam fan since age 10, and she has been a dreamer since before her eyes were formed. She lives in Central PA with her four cats and her family. She earned her MA/MFA in Creative Writing from Wilkes University. She is currently working on a number of picture books and a YA novel, currently titled Changing Lainey. One of these days, she’ll realize the beauty of her poetry and share it with the world.
Blurb:
Rachael is the one in 4,500 girls born with Type 1 Mayer-Kuster-Hauser-Rokitansky syndrome—the absence of, or malformation of—female reproductive organs. Amidst the storms of family and during teen years that challenge many girls, the once-confident teen searches for her identity as so-called specialists search for her uterus.
Having already faced the complications of hydrocephalus, a micro-bladder, lazy eye and out-turned gait, the medical field’s hide-and-seek with her fertility leaves Rachael questioning her self-worth and abilities and feeling like an inadequate woman.
In the midst of her struggles, though, she finds Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder, a human being familiar with loss, grief, and self-struggle. Through her love of Pearl Jam, and her abilities as a writer and artist, Rachael presses against the undertow of depression toward mental wellness.
This story is a must-read for all girls facing questions of anatomy and self-worth. Told with lilting humor and raw honesty, Rachael’s story echoes the plight many women face to define themselves and chase their dreams. Her “road less taken” is a bumpy highway of confusion, love and triumph, with a kickass playlist.

Changed: (New Adult Romance) by T.S. Murphy

Published: 7/30/2018
Worldwide shipping for paperbacks available through Book Depository
Genre: New Adult Romance / Coming of Age
Availability:
This book is available digitally from all major retailers. Paperback is available exclusively through Amazon.
Price:
eBook: $3.99
Paperback: $14.99
Book Depository: $18.68
 About the author:
T.S. Murphy originally hailed from a tiny town in Oklahoma that most people have never heard of. She now lives in Louisiana with her wonderful husband of many years, a herd of cats, a pack of dogs, and a sweet bunny rabbit named Jim. When she isn’t tending to her animals or husband, she’s working in her garden or chained to a computer writing. In her spare time, she likes to donate forty hours per week to the anonymity of corporate America in exchange for a paycheck to fund writing-related expenditures.
Blurb:
Kate McGuire has loved her brother’s best friend for years—an older guy who didn’t know she existed and whose smoking-hot girlfriend could punch her into next week. But now Kate’s eighteen and Quinn Haley is girlfriend-free and looking at her like she’s outside the friend zone. Everything is working out perfectly—until she receives a surprise diagnosis, one that may prevent her from ever having sex.
Quinn has dealt with abuse and rejection his entire life, but when he finally breaks up with his cheating girlfriend, he realizes his best friend’s little sister has always been there for him.
Kate’s entire future will be a lifetime of no. No children. No sex. No Quinn. And when Quinn won’t take no for an answer, she fights him every step of the way.
New Adult novel: Recommended for 17+ due to mature themes and sexual content. HEA guarantee.

The Girl with No by R.J. Knight

Published: 1/30/2018
Worldwide shipping available through Book Depository
Genre: Non-Fiction
Availability: Digital & Paperback through Amazon. Digital version is available in Kindle Unlimited for free to those who have a subscription.
Price:
eBook: $4.03 (free in KU)
Paperback: $6.72
Book Depository: $20.00
About the author:
Hi My name is Rebekah Knight, from Northern Ireland (UK), I went through such traumatic experience, which changed my life forever. it has however made me who I am today, strong and have the best relationship with God because of it.
Blurb:
The book’s purpose is to help create awareness about the unique condition known as MRKH, It a journey of what I went through as a young woman. The book aims to help other young women going through a similar experience, this will really help parents of daughters understand what its like and the journey behind it all.

by Andreia Trigo

eBook through Amazon The Formula to not giving a F**k about Fertility: To help you find balance, cope with infertility and increase your chances of success with conception.

Paperback through Amazon The Formula to not giving a F**k about Fertility: To help you find balance and increase your chances of success with natural conception, assisted … involuntary childlessness and infertility.

Published: 6/15/2017
Worldwide Shipping through Book Depository
Genre: Health, Family, & Lifestyle
Availability: eBook and Paperback through Amazon & Paperback Book Depository
Price:
Amazon: £12.50
Book Depository: $15.80
About the author:
Andreia Trigo, RN, BSc, and MSc, was diagnosed with infertility at the age of seventeen. Fifteen years later, she was able to find peace and live a happy, fulfilling life. It has been her life mission to help other people achieve the same ever since. Using logotherapy and neurolinguistic programming, Andreia was able to identify the strategies she had used to get on with life. These are the same strategies she offers through inFertile Life so that you can cope with the losses of infertility, create a new fertility plan, and increase your chances of success in achieving that plan. These strategies have helped many others facing infertility and involuntary childlessness find balance, peace, joy, and the strength to rise above their inevitable suffering and live a meaningful, purposeful life regardless of their circumstances.
Blurb:
Andreia Trigo RN BSc MSc tells her infertility journey and how she managed to achieve a meaningful life regardless of circumstances. She also provides the tools that you can use to achieve the same result. It’s a very practical book that will help you: • Cope with the losses of infertility • Create a new fertility plan • Increase your chances of success in achieving that plan.

Elizabeth, Just Sixteen eBook on Amazon

Published: 6/28/2016
Also available from:
BookDepository
Abe Books
Genre: Women’s Fiction
Availability: Paperback on Amazon, Abe Books, & Book Depository (for international customers)
Price:
$14.99 on Amazon
$15.58 on Book Depository
£11.23 on Abe Books
About the author: Interview with Global MRKH: https://theglobalmrkh.wordpress.com/2016/07/26/elizabeth-just-16-the-perfect-story-of-an-imperfect-mrkh-diagnosis/
Blurb:
Elizabeth Appleton is a sweet and easy-going adolescent. But as she turns sixteen, she discovers something so devastating about herself that her whole world is turned upside down. Elizabeth has been born without a womb or a vagina and is diagnosed with MRKH, an unusual congenital disorder that affects the female reproductive tract. Frightened and confused, Elizabeth must struggle to understand how she can still be a girl but no longer a ‘normal’ one. As she questions everyone and everything around her – her burgeoning sexuality, her gender, her hopes for the future – Elizabeth must fight against the shame and betrayal she feels if she is to ever become the woman she has always hoped to be. In her first novel, Cecilia Paul, now a retired expert in the field of MRKH, sensitively explores and illuminates this complex and often emotionally fraught medical condition, in order to raise public awareness of MRKH and to support those affected by it.

Rokitansky by Alice Darwin

Published: 10/13/2014
Genre: Women’s Fiction
Availability: Digital & Paperback through Amazon. Digital version is available in Kindle Unlimited for free to those who have a subscription.
Worldwide shipping available through Book Depository.
Price:
eBook: $1.99 (free in KU)
Paperback: $13.53
Book Depository: $14.06
About the author: Alice Darwin lives Surrey, with her husband and dog. She enjoys writing stories that she hopes others will enjoy.
Blurb:
When school girl Moira Sweeney is diagnosed with a rare condition, it changes everything. She had known for as long as she could remember that something was wrong, what she didn’t know was what happened next. When Tori looks in the mirror, she sees a successful travel writer happily married to Harry. She is all he ever wanted and less, so much less. Mrs Brown knows she’s getting too old to run Godalming Lodge and longs to escape from the elderly residents and troublesome staff.
Three women, with three stories and three secrets that connect them all.

Surrogacy Was the Way: Twenty Intended Mothers Tell Their Stories

Published: 1/15/2006
Purchase on Amazon
Other retailers available here:
Worldwide shipping available through Book Depository.
Genre: Parenting & Relationships
Availability: Paperback via Amazon
Price:
Paperback: $16.95 on Amazon appears to be the same price at other retailers)
Book Depository: $17.60
About the author: No info available
Blurb:
Surrogacy Was the Way: Twenty Intended Mothers Tell Their Stories documents the true stories of twenty women who had children via surrogacy. Surrogacy is a complete possibility in today’s day and age, but anyone considering this route to parenthood should know the pros and cons. The women featured go to surrogacy for a variety of reasons, ranging from Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser syndrome (MRKH) to cancer to unexplained infertility and everything in between. Some of the journeys go rather smoothly-while others are filled with one obstacle after another. Some of the women have children already and want to add to their family, while most are attempting to become moms for the first time. What they all have in common, however, is that every woman whose story is told knows what it’s like to be an intended mother-the term for the “mother to be” if and when a baby is born. And all of the women ultimately end up having a child (or more) through surrogacy. When I first started researching surrogacy, I was fortunate to find several Online support groups. As I gave and received support to so many other women I became fascinated with the extent to which people would go to simply have a baby. I realized that their stories-our stories-needed to be heard; thus, the idea for this book was born. For the millions of women who have been touched by infertility in some way, or know someone who has, Surrogacy Was the Way will open their eyes to amazing possibilities. It will show them that they do have options, and with persistence and faith, they can achieve their dreams of motherhood after all.
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Changed now available on Google Play

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Changed is now available through Google Play and Walmart eBooks/Rakuten Kobo. You can purchase the digital copy from the retailer of your choice through Books2Read.

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If you want to get your hands on a physical book, then Amazon is where it’s at:

 

In other news…

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She’s here! If you haven’t signed up for my newsletter yet… well why the heck not? Part I of Sydney and Jett’s story is now available. Starting next week, I will post chapters to Wattpad, but after seeing the issues associated with piracy there, I will probably only post three or four chapters to the site. I should know… my published book, Changed, was posted to Wattpad only the day after release (without my consent). Actually, it kind of looked like scammers trying to get you to download it for free, so those 4 or 5 people who did so likely got a nasty virus.

Karma, right?

I have a Pinterest board for both stories if you’re interested to see what inspired me.

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So what else am I working on?

Well, let’s see…

I have an ongoing Regency historical that I intend to get back to once I get Sydney & Jett a little more fleshed out. It just went through a critique process and needs an overhaul, but I am excited to get this one out as it’s the first in a series. There aren’t enough hours in the day for all the things I want to write. And read. That’s been a major distraction the last few months. I really should stop, but I just can’t seem to help myself.

That’s all for now. If you stop by for Sydney & Jett’s story, please let me know what you think!