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Exciting new EDS book & interview to come

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Those of you that have read Rarity will understand that Vascular Ehlers Danlos Syndrome is a cause dear to my heart. VEDS is the rare and deadly form of EDS. But people who suffer from the other types of EDS are often plagued with pain, dislocations, POTS, dysautonomia, and other "invisible" issues. EDS is one of the most undiagnosed disorders in the world. It is thought that just 5% of EDS patients have actually been diagnosed...95% are undiagnosed or misdiagnosed. Because those with VEDS and EDS often look normal it is hard for others to appreciate the challenges they face on a day to day basis...until now. A good friend of mine teamed with another author and created Our Stories of Strength. It is first hand accounts of people and their strength as they face the many struggles
presented to them each day.

 I'm pleased that the authors, Mysti Reutlinger & Kendra Neilsen Myles will be interviewed with me soon. I hope you all take the chance to read this book a…

Rarity - The blog tour begins!

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Title: Rarity Author: D.A. Roach Genre: YA Romance Release Date: June 16, 2015
Brogen Mathers can’t deal with teen drama...
As an empath, she is constantly bombarded with other people’s energies. Despite coping techniques taught by her psychologist mother, it’s often too much to bear, forcing her to avoid most activities a typical high school junior would enjoy.
Jay Wilken won’t let his past define him...
A dead mother and an alcoholic father brought Jay to Stanton, but he doesn’t want pity. His good looks, charisma, and friendly nature quickly win over the whole student body, but he has his eye on one girl...Brogen.
Brogen can’t believe anyone could be so genuinely nice. It has to be an act, right? But when Jay literally saves her from deadly jaws, she has to admit he’s exactly what he appears, and he’s worth risking the potential emotional upheaval.
“Drama” might as well be Becca Grant’s middle name...
Another newcomer to Stanton, Becca’s blonde beauty and abundant attitude shoots her straigh…

My interview with Ink Drop Interviews & Reviews

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Ink Drop Interviews & Reviews "All feedback is a gift, even when it comes wrapped in ugly paper."Home


D. A. RoachJune 16, 2015 I’d like to welcome YA fiction author D. A. Roach, who as it happens just released her latest book,Rarity, today.  Check for the link at the end of the interview to get your copy!IDI – I’m sure you’re busy with the release of your book so I truly appreciate the
 time you’ve taken to chat with me.

Rarity LIVE #MustRead

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Title: Rarity Author: D.A. Roach Genre: YA Romance Release Date: June 16, 2015

Brogen Mathers can’t deal with teen drama...
As an empath, she is constantly bombarded with other people’s energies. Despite coping techniques taught by her psychologist mother, it’s often too much to bear, forcing her to avoid most activities a typical high school junior would enjoy.
Jay Wilken won’t let his past define him...
A dead mother and an alcoholic father brought Jay to Stanton, but he doesn’t want pity. His good looks, charisma, and friendly nature quickly win over the whole student body, but he has his eye on one girl...Brogen.
Brogen can’t believe anyone could be so genuinely nice. It has to be an act, right? But when Jay literally saves her from deadly jaws, she has to admit he’s exactly what he appears, and he’s worth risking the potential emotional upheaval.
“Drama” might as well be Becca Grant’s middle name...
Another newcomer to Stanton, Becca’s blonde beauty and abundant attitude shoots her straigh…

How to celebrate a book release

Rarity is out tomorrow.  I am excited and nervous about the release but it is also very surreal. What am I supposed to feel? How do you launch a book?

I had previously self-published 4 books with the help of Createspace.com and some friends.  They all received decent reviews (4 1/2 stars on average) but I wasn't sure how else to market the books and get more eyes on them. I was then approached by a UK publisher who was interested in my books. I don't think we were the ideal fit for each other,but it did get me thinking more about traditional publishing.  This led me to looking into publishers and sending my MS (Manuscript) to Limitless Publishing.  They had many authors within the same genres as myself, the covers were amazing, the reviews were excellent...sounded like it was worth trying.

Rarity was accepted within the week and I signed the contract to begin this new adventure in life.  So far, it has been a very cool journey.  Working with the Limitless Team has helped me p…

Be Rare.

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6 Days till Rarity is released. http://amzn.com/B00YTETSGK

Here's my top 10 list of rarity in the world:

1. Rare Fashion Sense: Lady Gaga
http://www.billboard.com/photos/1504992/lady-gagas-100-most-outrageous-outfits?i=456303


2. Rare Genetic Disorder that is often misdiagnosed & misunderstood : Vascular Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome


3. Rare cloud formations in the sky: http://www.demilked.com/rare-clouds/


4. Cool & Rare Natural Phenomenon: Bioluminescent phytoplankton. Various species of phytoplankton are known to produce bioluminesce, they emit light in response to stress like waves hitting the shore.
http://www.kickassfacts.com/20-more-spectacular-and-rare-natural-phenomenon/


5. Rare talent: Akiane Kramarik - prodigy, artist, poet.  From a young age her images are so awe-inspiring. https://www.akiane.com/about












6. Rare generosity: Actress Jami Gertz and her husband, Anthony Ressler donation of $10,569,002 to the Ressler-Gertz Foundation,which is dedicated to providing education, sc…