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Judging My Book By Its Cover

Lately, I’ve been judging quite a lot of things about my book. In fact, at one point, I made myself sick to my stomach worrying about the cover. It was a meaningful design based on an old Soul Collage of mine, but the collage included magazine photos which, of course, are protected by copyright laws. At first, I tried to find the best way to deal with all of that and keep the cover design, but it wasn’t working. I was getting nowhere.

My stomach settled immediately when I decided to ditch that cover and start from scratch. I kept it simple and now, we are getting somewhere. It’s an interesting feeling when you put yourself out there like this. It’s all about judgment. People will judge me, my talents, my abilities, my experiences, and my choices.

Big step. And I’m willing to take it. Satisfaction will come when some of you out there are willing to take a step toward me and hear my story. Hope to see you there.
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Knee High Boots: Perfect for Fall Outfits

I am so excited for fall to hit Florida so I can wear my new Knee High Boots from Zooshoo! These will go great with leggings, skirts, dresses, and jeans. The flat heal is comfortable for walking and the vegan leather agrees with the vegetarian lifestyle I’ve lived for about 24 years. They come in lots of colors and the sizes are a true fit. Thanks to Tomoson and Zooshoo for my discounted pair in exchange for this review.

 

knee high boots knee high boots knee high boots knee high bootsProduct information from Zooshoo:

LIFTED TO LENGTHEN YOUR LEGS: These knee high boots will surely turn heads and keep your legs looking long. Featuring just enough slouch for a fresh worn-in look.
ENDLESS OUTFIT COMBINATIONS: Outfit and pair these boots with your favorite dresses, skirts of any length, jeans and shorts! These knee high babies are a surefire way to top off any outfit.
DURABLE LONG LASTING COMFORT: Effortlessly slips these on and off with an easy inside zipper and a rubber sole for traction and comfort.
FIT: True to size.

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Author in Waiting. Is the hard work done?

I am an author in waiting. Waiting for my publisher to say it is time to approve the lay out. Waiting for my videographer to show me his amazing work on the promo videos. Wondering if there is something I should be doing. But I did my part already. The hard work is done.

Or is it? Maybe waiting is harder. 11/4/16

Another sneak peek…

“Little did I know that a yoga community of women 20-25 years older than me would help me do this. They had been there, done that. They had grandchildren. They were enjoying retirement. Yoga was an everyday thing. They already had their man (or not). An outsider would say that we had absolutely nothing in common. Maybe we didn’t. But we had something. And it blossomed, gradually and fully, into deep relationships. It changed me. Forever.”

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My Kula, enjoying a good laugh. Photo by Eriden Images.
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Saying something profound, I’m sure. Photo by Eriden Images.
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Musical Love Letter in “You’ve Got Me”

Musical Love Letter in “You’ve Got Me” by Sara Lovell…

It comes out tomorrow and you’re going to want it. What an amazing mix between sweet love songs from parent to child and bouncy, upbeat songs to play after making a dance floor in the living room! You can DANCE LIKE THERE’S MUSIC IN YOUR PANTS or sing to somebody you really like, I CAN TELL WE’RE GONNA BE FRIENDS.  When it’s quiet time or the sun has set, enjoy these two adorable ballads: NIGHT NIGHT GOLDEN SUN and AN UNBREAKABLE CORD. 

You can feel the love and adoration between mother and son in Sara’s voice, lyrics, and emotion. Share this musical love letter with your little darlings!

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More from Waldmania PR:

Celebrating the unbreakable connection between parent and child, independent recording artist Sara Lovell takes an adventurous leap forward with her fourth album — her first for kids and families — Youve Got Me, set for release on September 16.

A professional singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with wide-ranging musical interests and three critically praised albums to her credit, Sara Lovell moved to Berkeley from Los Angeles several years ago with a desire to create a permanent home and become a parent.  She’s now a full-time, single mom of an imaginative six-year-old who loves to paint his face and dance in front of the mirror.

Sara Lovell says, “Youve Got Me is most definitely a love letter to my son, as well as a love letter to other parents and children: to parents who sing and tell stories to their kids and to the children who flourish with joy and creativity.”

With a vividly perceptive eye, a vast musical landscape, and a voice rich in both purity and nuanced detail, Youve Got Me follows a day in the life of a child, beginning with a song to rouse even the sleepiest sleepyhead and concluding with a reflective lullaby as the sun goes down.

Furry alligator puppies, runaway socks, musical skeletons and flying ships are just a few of the wonders to be encountered in Sara Lovell’s fanciful world.  With Youve Got Me, it is apparent that Sara is not so much singing to children as she is reporting back with love from a magical landscape she inhabits.

Youve Got Me effortlessly incorporates genres as diverse as ’70s-influenced pop, reggaeton, Afro-Caribbean, klezmer, and lounge.  Album highlights include a great blast of energy on “Dance Like There’s Music In Your Pants,” a deliciously spooky number, “The Skeleton Band,” the driving “I Can’t Wait,” and the Harry Nilsson-esque “Off To Bed We Go.”  Passionate gospel-influenced vocals are featured on the album’s title track, a heartfelt pledge of friendship and love.

Sara Lovell explains, “I’ve been a composer and songwriter for the majority of my life, but I put music-making on hold for a while when I made plans to become a parent. I moved to a new city, renovated my house, set up my recording studio and got on the waiting list for adoption.  My beautiful son came, and for the next four and a half years I hummed and sang little bits and pieces of songs and played one-armed lullabies into my phone recorder.  Slowly more brain cells returned, my son became more independent, I began compiling the song snippets (some for grown-ups, too) and I played a few for my producer, Monica Pasqual.  She suggested I finish one of the kids’ songs first, so I completed ‘Off To Bed We Go,’ and the rest came pouring out!”

Youve Got Me will be available at amazon.com, iTunes, CDBaby, and saralovell.com.

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Sneak Peek into My First Book

News Flash! Sneak Peek

You are being treated to a sneak peek into my book, In So Many Words, before it comes out on November 4th. My life has been so consumed with preparations for its publication that some of it just had to come out!

The book will be available on Amazon, this blog, a few local spots, and many other sites belonging to colleagues and friends who have generously offered their help with its promotion.

Look for my promotional videos in the first week of October.

I am simply bursting with excitement!

 

Excerpt from Chapter One:

Drop the reins. Let God, fate, universe take control. Seriously. You’re not sure you know how to do that? It scares the crap out of you that you won’t know how to do that? Remember the vessel – one heart – possibly two. Remember the light inside you. Remember the vision board focused on you. Your heart and soul. Those come first. Someone else’s love is going to spill into yours. You are not going to take it. Would you still feel happy without him in your life? Of course you would! You already did! Nothing was missing. You are complete.”

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