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The Advocate’s Killer, the 11th Book in the Series, Launches Today

THE ADVOCATE’S KILLER is released today. It is book number eleven in The Advocate Series. This book was written in the shortest length of time so far. However, it had less to do with an increase in my writing speed, than it had to do with the Covid-19 pandemic. Stuck at home in isolation gave me a lot of writing time.

I have to tell you though, I’m starting to get cabin fever. I miss my walks at the bay and the beach. I miss seeing my family. I miss going to the movies. Heck, I even miss going to the store, and I hate to shop.

I sit here feeling sorry for my self, and then I think about how lucky I really am. My heart goes out to all those families who have lost loved ones. They will forever feel the loss. For the rest of us, this won’t last forever, and if we are all kind and thoughtful of others, we can get through this together.

Stay safe and Covid-19 Free.

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

 

Don’t Wrestle with a Pig

Here is the latest JPism submitted by Robin Thomas.

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I’ve finished the first draft of book #7 in The Advocate Series.

Teresa

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

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In 1983 April was proclaimed Child Abuse Prevention Month by the president. I don’t know how April was chosen but it doesn’t matter. The important thing is that we have a month where there is an extra effort made to stop this awful behavior that is so rampant in our society. 

According to Children’s Bureau (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) there were 686,000 children abused or neglected in the fifty U.S. states, DC, and Puerto Rico. Of those, 1640 died. Many of those could have been prevented with good community programs in place such as early childhood development programs, parental support, and maternal mental health.

The Child Welfare Information Gateway provides some good information on how to help your community prevent child abuse.

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This is a cause that is very near and dear to my heart. I have spent a great deal of my life fighting this battle. I worked as a child advocate for many years and I continue to do what I can to prevent child abuse. This is a cause you can join as well. There are many organizations joining in this fight this month. I noticed when I stopped at In N Out Burger (my favorite burger joint) they have a program this month where they are collecting donations and matching 3 to 1 whatever they collect up to $250,000. Many other businesses are doing similar things. This is one way to help, but for those of you who can, getting personally involved is the best way.

 

Teresa Burrell, Author, Attorney, Advocate

Author of The Advocate Series