Saturday, June 9, 2012

BrookLyn's Journey release date...

The release of BrookLyn’s Journey is so close that I can’t breathe. I don't have a specific date but the print cover has been approved. Once it's uploaded on Amazon and I review the print, it will be ready for YOU!!

This project has been years in the making. It was something that I thought would never leave my desktop. To see it come to life off of the computer is exciting but it causes some anxiety too! I know that’s a good thing but my body doesn’t always agree. I have always written poetry and short stories that I never shared. It was sort of something I did when people needed a poem or kind words. Nothing more. With life changes and the emergence of self-publishing, I decided to take a chance…

 The story started when I was bored sitting in front of the computer. I had nothing in particular to do so I just started typing another short story. It was at a time when I was standing a little taller from a rough moment in my life. I promised God when I was in the storm that once I got through it that I wouldn’t look back. BrookLyn’s Journey evolved after that. It helped me keep my eyes focused on a new chapter in my life.

There were name changes, title changes, and every new addition breathed new life into my original story. BrookLyn’s name was originally Maya. One of my favorite people in this world is Maya Angelou. I wanted to pay homage to her, and still feel that I have by pressing on even when I didn’t feel like writing. I am sure there’s another story within me where I can have a character named after her. I changed the name because as the story progressed I wanted something that was more unique, and BrookLyn fit the bill…

BrookLyn is the story of many young girls as they travel this tumultuous road called life without the guidance they deserve. I always say that it only takes one person to show you the love that you have buried deep inside of you for no one else but YOU. Gabriella becomes BrookLyn’s “one,” and she learns embrace self-love.

I hope that when you read BrookLyn’s Journey that you love the character, her story, and respect her journey as I have.  Our journeys are different but we all embark on them to get to better places in life.  In my next book, The Awakening of Grey Moon, I will tell the tale of another teens journey to a better place in life.

I will keep you posted on the release date of both books, and thank you as always for your support. Your kind words, and likes on my page motivate me to do more. THANKS!!

Stacey aka Coffey Brown
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