I have great news! BookBub is going to feature my book – “The Liberian Agenda” – for a promotion on Mothers Day, May 14, 2017.
The fact that “The Liberian Agenda” will be promoted by BookBub on Mother's Day is ironic and a little bittersweet to me for a number of reasons. First, I lost my mother a few years ago. I didn't finish or publish “The Liberian Agenda” until July, 2016, so she never got to read the story or see it published.
An avid reader, my mother always encouraged my writing, but, before her death, I treated writing as more of a sideline. It was her death that made me realize that life is short and the time to follow your dreams is now or never. So, in June, 2014, I left the large AmLaw top 100 law firm at which I had worked for twenty two years and started my own self-publishing company and mediation firm. Since then, I've published five books and three audiobooks (some under other pen names).
My mom, who always worried about me losing my soul and my creative spirit to the BigLaw grind, would have been happy to see me finally branch out on my own and follow my dreams. It saddens me a little that I waited until she was gone to take that leap. But I'd like to think she's cheering me on from the other side.
Second, despite the action-packed storyline and steamy scenes, “The Liberian Agenda” is all about motherhood and, more specifically, the lengths to which a mother would go to protect her child:
“Sonia Johnson, native New Yorker, attorney, and daughter of a U.S. Senator, never expected to find herself a virtual prisoner in Liberia, but her husband – the country’s new president by way of coup d’etat – won’t let her take their son back to the States. The only way for her to protect him from her husband’s enemies is to spy on her new family for the C.I.A. If she gets caught, her son will grow up without a mother – if he grows up at all.”
The Liberian Agenda is available for free on Amazon, iTunes, Barnes & Noble and Kobo from Mothers Day, May 14, 2017, through Tuesday, May 16, 2017. Click here to get your copy and don't forget to leave a review.