Two months with cave monsters, beta readers and free stuff


I’m back after a very long hiatus – apologies, apologies. But, like I mentioned on my last post, sometimes life brings out fangs and claws and you have to dodge. Well, dodge didn’t work, but you get used and you go with the flow.

So, what I’ve been up to:

I’m going to keep the bad and the hairy parts out– did you know if you stare at the elephant too long, it grows in size?

Anyway, I was going to post the third episode of Barth and his mishaps, but decided to leave it for next week and keep this one short, and re-introduce myself around WP, see what I missed.

As for the good:

I finished Heir of Fury, the third book in the Roxanne Fosch Files trilogy, FINALLY!!!

I’m looking for beta readers and early readers. Anyone interested please let me know either on the comments below or by email

Another good news is that my books are being made into audio. So, naturally, I went back to earlier books and did another proofread to make sure they’re good to be narrated.

And I’ve discovered I have a few more illnesses – aside from RISD (Revisionitis Intolerance Syndrome Disorder), I have two more conditions:

Andophobia – Every time I come upon the “and” in the middle of a sentence, I break out into a cold sweat, and I have to either delete it or take a break.

Butophilia – I have this tendency to add buts everywhere!

*Credits for Butophilia go to Heather tasker – she was the one who diagnosed this new illness.

So, and this is hard to admit… but both my books are now lighter a few thousand words, wince…. but narration has begun!


Writing wise, this is all, I think, unless I’m forgetting something.

Reading wise – I haven’t read one single book in the past 2 months, but I still have a few reviews from before then that I mean to post in the coming days.

That’s it, I guess. I’m eager to do a round and see how everyone is doing!

And oh yes, I remember now – I have a book out for free!

Download your free copy here from anywhere in the world:

56 Replies to “Two months with cave monsters, beta readers and free stuff”

  1. Glad to see you back! Congratulations on your new book. I am wishing you lots of success. I have a shorter piece that I keep editing over and over and over. I just can’t seem to hit “publish”.

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  2. The cover for “The Curse” looks excellent.
    I’m sorry to hear you’ve been hit by a wrecking ball, but I am happy to hear that you are recovering. Butophilia is definitely contagious. Well done on audio. That should make your books soar to even higher places.

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    1. My lack of “and” showed when I started editing. My abundance of buts appeared with pro writing aid. If you try it, and they find you have evenophilia, they’ll point it out to you. They’ll point out any word excess. Thanks for the visit!

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  3. Great to hear you’ve been busy, and overcome the elephant in the room, and finished your book, but your absence has been missed, and it’s good to see you again. I’ve not heard of andophobia and butophilia before, but hopefully they’re not contagious. 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  4. Jina, lovely to see you back and wow, you’ve been so busy! Thank you for the free download and it’s now on my kindle and I look foward to reading this! 😀 Haha … yep, I know two illnesses as well But try AND not use them too often! 😀

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    1. Thanks! It’s great to be back. i feel lighter too 😉 your comment did come through, but for some reason it came as ‘someone’ and I had to approve it first. Hope you’re having a great week – i’ll be sending you an email soon.


    1. Thanks, Diana. I signed the audio contract earlier this year but only got a narrator mid-november. I was beginning to wonder if I had a dream and just couldn’t tell the difference 🙂 I’ll be looking forward to your thoughts on the novella. Thanks for the visit!

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  5. Congrats on finishing the final book in your trilogy. And thank you for the free book! I’m looking forward to getting to know your fiction; it’s one of the first things I like to do when I get to know a writer 😁 Gotta see what kinda fiction they write. Also I love reading blogs too.

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    1. I love reading period! Back before I went blind, there wasn’t a written word anywhere that i didn’t pause to read – that includes shampoo bottles, road signs, cereal boxes. Thanks for the visit!


  6. many many congrats, Jina – what an inspiration you are! I have every phobia possible – the kind where I can never read what I’ve written without wanting to correct it, no matter how many drafts I’ve made.
    I’d love if you’d guest blog post for my site, possibly about your publishing process, ie are you doing it on your own or did you get an agent, etc. If you’re so inclined, here’s a link to general guidelines:

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    1. I have that condition too. Even now, I go back to my first book and have a good number of winces, and can’t help but give it another proofread. There’s this author, Danielle Steel?- who says she never goes back to previous works because they’re never as good as the coming ones. I agree with her. But then again, if you don’t get better with time, I’m not sure you’re evolving as a writer either, right?
      Thanks for the invite, I’m honored. I’ll take a look at the page and see what my muse will spit out. Have a great weekend!

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