Sabrina started her publishing career by helping other authors set up book events, contact media and develop a marketing platform. She wrote Produce, Publish, Publicize to help other authors write, publish and promote without becoming victims to scams. She ventured into the world of fiction as an experiment. Amazon had just released some cool tools for the new-fangled digital publishing platform, so she wrote the first Aliens Are Real book to experiment with those tools. Over time, she started getting fan emails asking for more. As of September of 2013, Aliens Are Real: Part 2 and Part 3 are available on Amazon.com and other retailers. Part 4 is in the works. In the meantime, she published a few short stories -also available on Amazon.com and other online retailers.
When she's not writing or thinking about writing, she homeschools her children. She also bought a plot printer (vinyl cutter) and makes decorations and business signs for walls, windows, cars, computers, phones, and more. You can find out more about that at SumMoreVinyl.com
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Aliens Are Real: Part 3
With the power source in hand, the aliens are getting ready to head home. While they are building the ship, Jasmine is trying to salvage what's left of her life in Omaha. Mark and Alex won't return her calls, she still hurts from the explosion and she needs to prepare to say goodbye to her friend Yumi.
Aliens Are Real: Part 2
The highly anticipated sequel to Aliens Are Real: Part 1!
Jasmine knows aliens are on earth, but she doesn't know if they can be trusted.
Aliens Are Real Part 1
(5.00 from 1 review)
Jasmine wants stability, friends and possibly a boyfriend. Who knew aliens would complicate things?
Part 2 is now available on Amazon!
Part 3 is now available on Amazon!
Part 4 is in the works.
Produce, Publish, Publicize
Are you getting ready to publish a book? Have you published a book before but weren't really satisfied with the experience and want to find a new publisher? Are you confused by all the options available to you as a writer? Maybe you want to make a million dollars or sell a couple copies. Whatever you motivation for venturing into the literary world, let Sabrina Sumsion be your guide.
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Smashwords book reviews by Sabrina Sumsion
on Dec. 20, 2011
Post trauma stories fascinate me. Imagine your world falling apart. What do you do? How do you survive? Do you let yourself fall apart? Do you do whatever it takes to survive? Do you find in yourself the strength to help others or crawl over their dying backs?
In Shaken, the story follows three teens who face these challenges. After a traumatic earthquake shakes the western coast of America, a small beach community tears asunder. One teen is a native, the other two are visitors who would have passed through with a few memories in normal life.
D.M. Anderson writes for teenagers using their slang and often showing an insight to their thoughts and maturity level that someone without access to teens regularly lacks. I felt sometimes he let too much slip into his narrative and weakened the flow of the story but luckily, the plot line contains plenty of action to keep a reader turning pages to find out what happens next.
For my cautious readers: I felt the story contained enough villainous acts to maintain a sense of danger without crossing the line into adult material. I only remember one word that would be considered profane. All in all, I am comfortable recommending this book to parents as a discussion book.
- The Missing Locket
on Dec. 21, 2011
I received a free download of The Missing Locket off Smashwords from the publisher. This was a nice, quick read good for anyone looking for a light story to enjoy. Written for tweens, the story follows Agusta Lee "Gus" and Cynthia as they explore Cynthia's amazing attic. In the attic they discover an old, dusty steamer trunk. When they open it, a whole world of adventure sucks them in to set right events from the past. They must find a missing locket and reunite a family torn apart decades before.
I liked that the story developed each of the girls well. The scene where Gus watches Cynthia perform her morning routine resonated in this former tom boy's head. I remember watching my sister spend two hours getting ready for school in the morning. It drove me nuts that she spent so much time primping! I also liked that the story contained several quests. Just like in real life, it generally takes more than one step to set a problem right.
I didn't like that the Smashwords version of The Missing Locket changes fonts several times in the pdf download. I found it distracting as I read. I also would have liked to see a little more dimension to supporting characters in the story. I got to know the girls well but the rest of the actors felt more like props than people.
For my cautious readers: No swearing, very mild violence (which the guy had coming and he got off better than he deserved) and no sex makes this a full steam ahead read in my opinion. When my daughter gets older, I think she will enjoy the story.