Monday, May 27, 2019

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Dementia has been part of our family for a few years now. My sister and I are first-generation Canadians and we didn't have an older generation around for us to see the differences between normal aging and dementia.

As a writer, one of the ways I process things is to write about it. The result is Dancing With Dementia which I plan to publish sometime this summer.

I've got a YouTube channel coming up too that will be filled with Quick Tips that help people dealing with Loved Ones in the early stages of Dementia. I've also got another blog set to go that is focused on Dementia.

In preparation for stepping out into the publishing world, I've created a newsletter signup. You'll find the link in the right sidebar of the blog. -->

I promise I'll only send out newsletters for new releases and sales. I'm not a spammy type person so there will definitely not be an overload of newsletters.

The newsletter will focus on all of my writing - Nonfiction, Romance, Short Stories. My Bloo Moose Romances aren't too far off in the future.

I'm also looking for early readers for Dancing With Dementia. More info will be in the newsletter or you can let me know in the comments or via email (jemifraser@gmail .com) if you're interested in being an early reader. I'm hoping to be able to have a few honest reviews ready to go by launch date.

So, that's my news - what's up on your end?
Any tips & hints for setting up my newsletter? I'm using MailChimp and I'm mostly getting it! 😀



19 comments:

  1. Tough subject to tackle but more people need to know about it.
    Check with C. Lee, Christine Rains, Shannon Lawrence, or Elizabeth Seckman - all have worked or are working on the IWSG Newsletter.

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    1. Thanks Alex - those are great people to ask!
      Yes, dementia is a growing problem in our world and we just don't know enough or have enough ways to help!

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  2. My aunt had dementia and died from complications of it.

    The YouTube channel is a great idea. I'm contemplating more video options for DLP's channel.

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    1. It's a hideous disease! Sorry about your aunt.
      I'm having fun with the videos - hope they work out!

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  3. I agree with Alex, more people need to know about it. People also need to know about the people who care for loved ones with dementia. Sounds like you'd got some great things in the works. If I can help in anyway, just let me know. Best of luck in all your endeavors.

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    1. Thanks so much Mason - much appreciated!
      We knew nothing about dementia until it was right there in our face. Wish we'd known more earlier!

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  4. Sounds like a fantastic resource for caregivers and readers who'd like to know more about a subject that touches so many. I'd be happy to be an ARC reader. :)

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    1. YAY! Thanks, Elizabeth - I'd love to have you!!
      It's a bizaree disease and changes so much about a person's life.

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  5. Good luck with the book and its release this summer.

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    1. Thanks! To you as well - hope that release is doing well!

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  6. Dementia is one of the cruelest of illnesses isn't it? It takes away the person we knew, leaving a shell behind.
    Good luck with ALL of your projects.

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    1. Thanks, Sue!
      Dementia is a hideous disease - so hard to watch our Loved Ones shrivel with it.

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  7. I think most of us have first-person experience with dementia. I'm just glad there doesn't seem to be any in our family, but we're a family of readers so that's supposed to help.

    Good on you with the newsletter. I'm going to do one but I'll be using a new landing page and pen name. ATM wrestling with providers. You hear such good/bad things about them all. Very confusing. It's not something you want to be changing all the time.

    So go Jemi! It's your time!

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    1. Thanks Denise! I'm learning a bit, but you're right - it's so hard to choose! As soon as I make a step, I hear something telling me to do the opposite! We'll just keep plugging forward. Let me know when the pen name is out and about!! :)

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  8. One of my co-workers is dealing with her mom going through dementia. I will be sure to tell her about your youtube channel with advice. I am not sure if she reads blogs, but will show her that too! Wishing you all the best with your new book. Sounds like a powerful one. Hugs!
    ~Jess

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    1. Thanks so much Jess! We knew nothing about dementia going until it knocked us flat, so I hope your friend can find some help with it all!

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  9. dementia is an interesting topic, since the number of dementia is increasing every where.

    Have a wonderful weekend

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    1. It's a complex disease that seems to be expanding in scary numbers!
      Thanks - hope your weekend brings you joy :)

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