So. I know a lot of my readers and supporters are probably wondering what on earth has happened to my book series and the status of my next release date. I know it's been a very long time without any news. It probably feels like book wise, I've dropped off the face of the earth. I know that. I'm sorry. I always want to be transparent and vulnerable with my audience.
And the truth is for the last year, my health has been absolutely horrible. I've had horrible migraines nearly everyday since January. This past week I spent some time in the ER for my chronic migraines and I finally realized that no one can pour from an empty cup - and my cup really has been empty!!
The past 7 months have tested me emotionally, physically, and spiritually, and I've found it nearly impossible to be creative. Health is one of the most valuable currencies we have in life. And so I decided to take a hiatus from writing and from my career to try and focus on my health. But!! Things are starting to improve. And so I wanted to read a chapter of the book I've been working on and have a very honest life chat about other things that have been going on. So! Let's talk! If you feel called to join me, I'll be on YouTube and Instagram live this Saturday, August 6th from 1pm-2pm. If you can't make during this time the video will be up on my YouTube channel for anyone to watch after the fact.
See you Saturday and I love you!!! Thanks for sticking with me. <3
Huge Announcement Alert! The Crystal Chronicles Reading Party + Becoming an ARC Reader - Sunday June 13th 1 - 2 PM
Waiting for the next Crystal Chronicles adventure?
Well, on Sunday June 13th from 1-2 PM I'll be hopping onto both YouTube and Instagram Live to host a virtual reading party! I'll also be revealing an exciting announcement I've been sitting on for a while.
I'll also be talking about how you can become an ARC reader and get my books (and other prizes) for free!
What is an ARC?
An ARC reader stands for Advanced Reader Copy. What this means is that you get a free book before publication in exchange for a honest review or to make a post about the book on social media. An ARC reader is essentially a group of my other fans who want to be involved in the behind the scenes process of The Crystal Chronicles. I'll also be running a bunch of other prizes and giveaways for my ARC readers so its a great chance to meet other readers, win some cool prizes (and free books) and help out a super cool author ;) If this interests you, make sure to drop by the event or message me on social media!
Looking forward to seeing you there! Feel free to join on YouTube or Instagram. You can find me on YouTube and Instagram @alessiadickson
Until next time,
Excited for the next Crystal Chronicles adventure?
Well, I have just the event for you.
On Sunday March 14 from 1-2 PM I will be hosting a virtual reading party for the first chapter of my third book, The Sunken City. Come hang out on YouTube live with me for a chill hour of reading, writing advice, and shenanigans :)
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Hey friends, it's Alessia! It's the best time of the year aka #cybermonday2020 Overwhelmed by all of the #deals and not sure which ones are the best? Well, I have compiled my top picks for readers AND writers! Check out tons of deals on books, accessories, software, and more in this week's video!
Hey friends! We're halfway through November which means #nanowrimo2020 is almost over!
Having trouble finishing your first draft and need a little pick me up? This video is for you. Today I share my 10 tips for getting through a #firstdraft and FAST.
It has officially been 1 year since the release of The Lost Temple!! As a little thank you, I decided to give away 2 eBook copies to my fans! The giveaway ends November 28, so make sure to enter using the link below!
It's officially November and we all know what that means! National Novel Writing Month is upon us!
If you don't know, #Nanowrimo is an international writing competition that challenges participants to write a 50, 000 word novel in one month. Running from November 1st to November 30th, hundreds of thousands of people all around the world participate in the competition every year.
Participating in #nanowrimo2020 and need some extra tips? Or just interested in writing faster? Check out my new youtube video on my tips to WIN #nanowrimo2020 Good luck writers and stay tuned for more #NaNoWriMo videos this month.
Hey friends! I come bearing gifts!
As a little thank you to the writing community/book lovers for supporting me over the years, I have spent hours creating free, downloadable PDF templates full of writing/publishing that I have personally used to write and publish my award-winning self-published series, The Crystal Chronicles.
These master sheets/guides are designed to help YOU turn your next book into a bestseller. I will, of course, be adding to these templates in the future! You definitely don't want to miss this!
If you're interested click the link below for access to all of my free templates 📷
Hey friends it's Alessia!
Have you dreamed of writing a book but have absolutely no idea where to start? If so, this video is for you! I
In today's video I break down my 10 EASY steps on how to write a novel for beginners. I GUARANTEE if you do some variation of these steps you will end up with a novel!
If you want to join my author tube fam, please subscribe if you haven't already!
Hey friends it's Alessia!
Feeling uninspired lately and looking for a next great book to read? Well, look no further. I got just the event for you.
On Saturday November 7th from 1-pm - 2 pm I will be hosting a virtual reading party on YouTube Live for my new book, The Lost Temple. I will reading the first few chapters of my book and will be hanging with you guys!
Now is your chance to catch some of The Lost Temple and to ask me any PERSONAL questions or advice that you are looking for on writing, publishing, (or how to take over the world).
The best part?
I will be giving away a FREE ebook copy of The Lost Temple at the end of the event, so make sure you stick around until the very end!
How To Join:
It's easy! Just click the link below to my YouTube channel on Saturday at 1 pm.
See you there!
About the Author
Alessia Dickson is the author of The Crystal Chronicles series. She lives in Toronto, Ontario, where she is hard at work on her next book.