February 2021 book update: ‘Warding Off Reality’

I am done with editing/revising my manuscript for “Warding Off Reality.” Done, done, done! (I’m speaking in a happy way— I don’t want to give off the tone that I’m complaining and frustrated.)

Late last week, I reached out to a publishing consultant for help in getting “Warding Off Reality” off the ground. I scheduled a phone conversation with her for early March. I’m excited and I can’t wait (although at the same time, I can wait😁). August, the month I intend to release “ Warding Off Reality,” seems to be closer now than it did last month or in 2020😆.

I’m trying again in getting this novel published, yet this time around the circumstances are different! Why? To make a long story short, let’s just say it’s because … well, I’m different! The history of this manuscript, this story, this project, has been such a yo-yo for me. It’s great again to revisit familiar grounds but with a dissimilar mindset. After many years of fear, frustration, and wandering in the wilderness regarding “Warding Off Reality,” I’m happy to know that the route I have chosen for it is the route I’m satisfied with.

Read a deleted scene from the novel, which is a love story set in a psychiatric ward. The book is set for release on August 2, 2021.

March book promo on Book Funnel

My ebook “Eve the First” will be part of the Women Warriors BookFunnel promo from Bardic Books in celebration of International Women’s Day (Also note that March is Women’s History Month!). Choose from a wide array of titles in the promo, and read all about women leaders, domestic goddesses, explorers, magic wielders, and more!

Teresa Edmond-Sargeant is an award-winning journalist and author. She released her first collection of short stories “Inner Demons” in October 2020. She is the author of the short story ebooks “Eve the First,”“For My Sister,” and “Sammy’s Butterflies.” She will release her poetry ebook “A Symphony of Silence” in early 2021 and her debut novel “Warding Off Reality” in August 2021.