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Never Say Never

Several months ago, I read Switched (Trylle Trilogy, Book 1) on a whim. I think I bought it for $.99 and just happened upon it (OR Colleen Padilla recommended it to me – I can’t quite remember.) Anyway, I got through the three books fairly quickly and have since passed along the book title to some friends.

Haven’t thought about it since.

Well, last night I read that Amanda Hocking – the author – just signed a $2 million book deal after being denied by every publishing house under the sun. She just wouldn’t stop writing. She self published the Tyrlle series and continued to come up with new stories to push.

Boy this this one HIT! Can someone say… The New Twilight? Ok, maybe not – but you know what I mean. It’s very visual and the story will be really fun to watch on the big screen.

What an inspiration! I mean, Amanda isn’t even 30 yet and she hit the JACKPOT all because she wouldn’t stop believing in herself. I LOVE this happy ending.

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Vera Sweeney, mom, blogger, social media influencer and New York resident, is the founder of LadyAndTheBlog.com. She is considered one of the top female digital influencers in today’s social media space. Her lifestyle and parenting brand helps busy women stay on top of the latest trends in fashion, food, family and travel.

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  1. Oh wow I’m a huge fan of Amanda Hocking! Switched was the first book I read when I got my Kindle last year for Christmas. She has come a long way in a year and deserves all the success she has today! Vera, you gotta read all her other books as well. The “My Blood Approves” trilogy is awesome! I guarantee you’ll be hooked!

  2. I was just inspired by the article about her at shine.yahoo.com. Makes me wish I could buckle down and write/publish a novel. Now it seems almost possible 🙂

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