ANNOUNCEMENT: Many of you have seen changes starting and have asked questions. I will do my best to explain my 2018 plan here. Events over the past year have made me think about my writing and the direction I want to take things. I have been, and will always be, a multi-genre author. However, my heart is really in the stories that touch and change people’s lives. Since writing When I’m Dead, Kept and Freak, in particular, I know my words have made a difference. That matters to me. While I love my other titles too, I most enjoy the letters and messages from readers who have made positive changes in their lives because of the stories of inspirational people I meet in my work as a therapist. For this reason, I will be launching a new pen name based off my legal name. I want to be able to share my work with clients whose lives could benefit from others’ stories too. I have already started an author page under that name: EL GEORGE. I would appreciate likes for that page and any shares you can do. I will continue to experiment with various genres under ERIN LEE but will be using EL GEORGE in the future for titles like Losing Faith, Nine Lives and Wave to Papa. When I initially began writing under ERIN LEE, I thought using my first and middle names would be a good way to keep my writing and therapy lives separate. However, in talking with clients and other authors, I realize that I am a writer 24/7. I use writing every day in my work as a narrative therapist: Helping clients to tell and retell their stories in hopeful ways. I am a therapist 24/7 too. I can’t ever take the shrink or the author out of me. I am both. Special thanks to Bree Smith, who helped me see this. While I know that my based on true life stories do not sell like others in more popular genres, I don’t care. I didn’t become an author to make money. I became an author because, for me, writing is therapeutic. I enjoy connecting with my readers and helping people – that simple. To stay true to ME, I need to go back to my roots and focus on the true life stories. Thank you to everyone who has helped me see this about myself and been here to support my words and messages, whatever form they take. If I have learned one thing in all this it is that being true to yourself and your art is the most important thing. For readers who are here only for specific genres, that’s okay too. I will continue to write dark works. For me, when I write horror, that is therapy too. I see things in my daily work that are horrific. It’s that simple. One way for me, personally, to cope with those things in my work is to write horrific things to keep me somewhat desensitized. While this dynamic is complicated, what it means to you is that those works won’t stop either. There will always be two sides to me – dark and light. Thank you for taking this crazy journey with me guys and when you see EL GEORGE, that’s me. Stay tuned for what is turning into a very exciting rebrand! Page: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorELGeorge/
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Goodbye Unicorns By EL George
*Based on a magical true story about the human spirit.* GR TBR: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/37845929-goodbye-unicorns via @goodreads #TrueStory #Inspiration #DysfunctionalFamilies #SubstanceAbuse #Resiliance #Adoption
Release date: TBA
“Goodbye, unicorns.” “What?” My heart dropped. “What?” was a stupid question. I knew exactly what she meant. Still, it was hardly the kind of thing I expected to hear a seven-year-old girl mumble as she headed out her bedroom door for what would probably be the last time. To an onlooker, it might make sense. Her room was, in fact, a pink and purple web of horned horses she’d spent more than half her life believing in. But I knew the rest of the story. And her words told me this was worse than a kid finding out about Santa. ‘Goodbye unicorns’ wasn’t happening. Not on my watch. The true story of a little girl looking to find a new faith in the world after losing her mother to the drug epidemic, Goodbye Unicorns is a story of love, loss, rebuilding, and what it takes to restore magic for a kid has no reason to believe it exists… Could you have faith again?