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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

I’m reaching out to all my friends on social media to help build awareness for child abuse prevention. April is the month that has been set aside to build awareness. The U.S. has one of the highest rates of abuse among the industrialized nations. Let’s change that! Be a part of the solution.

You may bTie One On!e familiar with the “Tie One On” campaigns that have been done for other causes. Now there is one for child abuse awareness. You can participate by wearing an ugly tie (or a not so ugly one if you don’t normally wear ties) on or about April 22, 2016. Please take a photo of yourself wearing a tie and holding this sign or one similar, and post it on my Facebook page. You can download the sign from here, or copy and paste it. If you’re having trouble there’s another sign for download on TieOne.orgIMG_6796

I practiced law for twelve years as a child advocate, as does my character, Sabre Brown, in The Advocate Series. Those of you who are familiar with Sabre know that she often wears ties to work, but only Jerry Garcia ties. As an added bonus for your efforts to help build child abuse awareness, I’ll be giving away an autographed Jerry Garcia tie from Sabre’s collection. (The autograph will be mine, not Jerry Garcia’s.) You will be entered in the drawing if you post your photo (with tie and sign) on my Facebook Page, or Tweet your photo with the hashtags #ChildAbusePrevention and #TeresaBurrell.

You can also send your photo to TieOne.org and they may post it on their site.

In thirteen seconds another child will be abused in the U.S. Let’s be heard–and please TIE ONE ON TO END CHILD ABUSE.

Teresa Burrell

Author of The Advocate Series

FREE JP Torn Short Story

JP has been a favorite character of The Advocate Series. The women love him, the men want to be him. He is the character I get the most remarks about in all my books. A lot of my readers have asked for more JP, so here it is. I have written a short story about JP when he was young. It’s called DEADLY SECRETS. Deadly Secrets med

The book is a FREE download and can be read on any digital reader, tablet, or computer. All you have to do to get the book is to sign up for my mailing list on my website at www.teresaburrell.com. A passcode will pop up and you can download the book right then and there. If you are already on my mailing list and for some reason missed the email that I sent out with the code, please send me an email at teresa@teresaburrell.com and I will explain what to do. The book is getting great reviews so don’t miss out and happy reading!

Teresa

Release date for The Advocate’s Geocache

The Advocate’s Geocache has been set for release on June 2, 2015. We don’t have an exact pre-order date yet, but it looks like it will be approximately three weeks before the release. As soon as we have the date, we will let you know.

On another note, several readers have been asking to be a part of a “Street Team” for The Advocate Series. When I was first approached, I didn’t even know what a “Street Team” was. After some research on the subject, I was thirlled that anyone wanted to do that for me (or for Sabre, JP, and Bob). In a nutshell, it’s a group of readers who will be promoting my series both on social media and on the street (hence the name). I know many of you do this already, but now you will have access to some cool tools to help you.

Some readers have since taken the liberty of putting the structure in place for us. They asked me to put the word out to see who may be interested in joining them. Linda Athridge-Langille, Robin Thomas, and a couple of others approached me to let them set something up. Dawn Sullivan formed the group and created a Facebook page to be used as the central point for getting the word out. Thank you Dawn, Linda, Robin, and others who have already been doing this on your own.

You can go to the Facebook page at Author Teresa Burrell’s Street Team, click on “Files” and read the Welcome Letter/Mission and Member Rules. If you are interested in being a part of the Street Team, please let us know. You can do that by going to Author Teresa Burrell’s Street Team page and clicking on “joined.” We will then accept your request. If you are among the first to join, you will be able to help pick the name of the team.

I want to thank everyone in advance who is interested in becoming a part of the “Street Team.” I want the rest of you to knowcover rust white that I appreciate your interest in my books and all the support you have given me already. We all have busy lives and I understand if you have too much on your plate to add one more thing, or if this just isn’t your cup of tea. Besides, if your time is limited, I want you to spend what free time you have reading my next book, The Advocate’s Geocache.

The Launch Party will be on Facebook once again. Save the date: June 2, 2015. We will let you know when we have more information as to time, etc.

Teresa

Author of The Advocate Series

 

The Advocate’s Geocache Cover Reveal!

The Advocate’s Geocache is the seventh book in The Advocate Series. My new bookcover designer, Zachary Settle, provided me with two different covers in three different colors. I submitted them to my readers to help choose the cover. Unlike past years when I have done this, the readers came up with a combined cover from what was submitted. I had to agree with them. Great suggestions. Thank you all for your wonderful input. Your input is invaluable to me.

So, here it is:

 

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Also, watch for notices about the release date and the date you can start Pre-ordering on Kindle.

More news to follow soon.

Teresa

 

“You can put lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig.” JP

Here’s the latest quote from JP. Thank you Sally Banks for submitting the quote so we could create the picture. All you readers are welcome to submit a JPism from any of my books and we will create the picture with the quote. We’ll keep doing it as long as the requests come in.

Here is Sally’s:
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Back to work on the seventh installment of The Advocate Series.

Teresa

 

 

A Children’s Book is Nothing Without a Great Illustrator!

GASPAR_cover_RGB_eBookI took a little break from my legal suspense mysteries to write a children’s book. Okay, I didn’t actually take a break. It was written while I was working on my last book. When I needed a break from the killing and chasing and all that makes up that fictional world…I would write a couple of pages about Gaspar, the Flatulating Ghost. It was really fun to do.

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One of Zack’s paintings.

This process was so different from what I usually write and once you finish a children’s book, you have to get someone to do the illustrations. Unless, of course, you are talented enough to do them yourself, which I am not. But I found the best illustrator ever! His name is Zachary Settle. You can see some of his artwork on Facebook. He is an incredible artist eve though this venture is quite different from what he usually does. He tackled it with a great attitude and a lot of perseverance. He was such a delight to work with.

Zack is a growing talent. Check out his artwork on Facebook. His prints are still reasonably priced, but someday they may be worth a fortune. He has already made incredible progress in the artistic world. He started as a street artist and has since turned professional. I look forward to working with him again.

We don’t have an exact release date yet, but I will post it as soon as we do.

Teresa Burrell

teresa@teresaburrell.com

 

Another JPism

Thank you all for the wonderful submissions of your favorite JPism. Here’s the one from William Burroughs:
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Please keep them coming. Just tell us your favorite line by JP and we’ll create the image. Respond here, private message on Facebook, or email me at teresa@teresaburrell.com.

Teresa

Author of The Advocate Series

All Hat and No Horse

A week or so ago I posted athe first JPism with an image. I asked readers to submit their requests for their favorite. Here’s the request from Jamie Billings:

 

Hat and Horse

 

Anyone else have a favorite they would like to see in an image? If so, you can leave a note here or send me a private message on Facebook. Email works too: teresa@teresaburrell.com.

Teresa Burrell

Author of The Advocate Series