A thank you and a bit of bragging...

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So... I can finally say I am a published author! In large part thank you to some of my earliest readers, the community on Active Rain.


Escape, Alliance book one

I am writing to my very first readers on Active Rain now mostly to say thank you for all the words of encouragment about my writing. You've all propelled me to pursue my one passion and finally write. So with that said, I'd taken the last year and change and written a young adult series of books, with the first one currently published.

If it weren't for all the kind words from so many on this network, I may have of course still written a book, but I may not have ever had the confidence to let my words out into the larger and scarier universe.

The book is a character development story set in a somewhat dystopian future. There are, of course, some parallels to the political and societal ills plaguing the world I know, the one I actually live in. I have no idea what, if anything, will happen with it, as the world of self-publishing is entirely new to me, but I'm learning. I may never make a living from just my words, but a girl can dream, and that dream would include having just enough to be able to keep writing.

So in short - thank you so much for reading my words for so many years and for being generous and encouraging and kind to me. It meant the world to me.

And if you are interested to learn more about what it is I actually wrote, my website has more info and a free preview: innahardison.com 

Or you can go directly to amazon and read the preview on there and see some reviews if you like.http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01D3I843A

And if you know anyone who might actually enjoy reading the book - I'll take all the support I can get.

And for anyone who'd ever thought of maybe writing a novel but is waiting for the right time, just do it. The time for those of us not independantly wealthy is always going to be time stolen.

Thanks especially to: Bruce Walter , Michelle Viggiano , Paul Slaybaugh , Andrew J. Lenza John MacArthur  Simon Conway , Tanya Nouwens , Susan Mangigian and so many others I couldn't tag:-)


Comments (46)

Mike Cooper, Broker VA,WV
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

Congratulations, Inna. That is no small feat! Hopefully, it will be wildly successful.

Jun 15, 2016 10:41 AM
Inna Hardison

Thank you, Mike

Jun 15, 2016 02:39 PM
CA COASTAL ESTATES Lauren Selinsky Perez CRS
California Coastal Estates - Aliso Viejo, CA
"Your Real Estate Broker" #oclauren

It's in early stages. Thank you. Well needed. 🙃

Jun 15, 2016 10:50 AM
Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

Great news and congratulations to you.  I wish you continued success.

Jun 15, 2016 12:42 PM
Inna Hardison

Thank you Joan Whitebook . It's not the sort of thing that tends to be commercially viable, but I'm genuinely thrilled that anybody at all is reading my books.

Jun 15, 2016 02:40 PM
Janice Zaltman
United Realty Group - Boca Raton, FL
Energy Efficient And Eco-Friendly Homes in Florida

Congratulations,  taking the first step to pursue your passion is very exciting. Glad that AR help foster the encouragement to move forward. 

Jun 15, 2016 12:43 PM
Inna Hardison

I was a chickenshit, so yes, in that sense every bit of encouragment helped, and I got lucky with AR's creative crowd (at the time). Thx!

Jun 15, 2016 02:41 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Congratulations. May you be successful in getting another fiction written and published.

Sam Shueh

Jun 15, 2016 01:45 PM
Inna Hardison

Thank you! I fully plan to some day. For now, I just need to get the five books in this series out into the world:-)

Jun 15, 2016 02:41 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Inna Hardison Passion is what counts and wins!

Congrats on your first book - and also, nice of you to remember ActiveRain.

Jun 15, 2016 02:11 PM
Inna Hardison

Thanks Praful Thakkar ...

Jun 15, 2016 02:42 PM
Dick & Sandy Beals
Wilmington Real Estate 4U Wilmington, NC - Wilmington, NC

Hi Inna,

Congratulations!  Wow 5 books!  Wow again!  

Jun 15, 2016 07:00 PM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Congratulations! That's wonderful news and I wish you success!

Jun 15, 2016 08:07 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

What great news! Congratulations on the series. 

Jun 15, 2016 08:35 PM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Congratulations Inna Hardison on achieving that milestone - best wishes and continued success

Jun 15, 2016 10:12 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Inna Hardison ,

How cool is this!! Congratulations on writing your book and getting it published..I'm impressed 5 books!!

Jun 15, 2016 10:45 PM
Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

This is on my list of things to do. Congrats.

Jun 15, 2016 11:37 PM
Theresa Akin

Congratulations! Wishing you continued success!!

Jun 16, 2016 03:32 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Congrats. I'm not sure any of your tagged friends even check in anymore.

Jun 16, 2016 03:40 AM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

That's so exciting! Congratulations to you and best wishes on your future efforts!  

Jun 16, 2016 12:05 PM
Cynthia Larsen
Cotati, CA
Independent Broker In Sonoma County, CA

So very cool, Inna! Good for you for pursuing your dream!

Jun 17, 2016 03:03 AM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Congratulations on your first published book Inna! I am so please you came back to let us know.  We have a few other published authors too, Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland ,  Mimi Foster and I know there are more. Best of luck to you!

Jun 17, 2016 01:50 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Thanks for the mention Evelyn Johnston 

Jun 17, 2016 01:52 PM
Evelyn Johnston

I love your book Margaret, and have read and re-read several times...

Jun 17, 2016 01:53 PM
Jerry Lucas
ABC Legal Docs LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Notary Training, Consulting. Colorado Springs, CO

Congrats on becoming an author!

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Jun 24, 2016 11:37 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Congratulations on your feature recognition.

Best wishes for great success with your writing.

Feb 13, 2017 05:17 AM