I was very proud to edit my good friend Diane Student’s debut novel, The Shattering – a fascinating Young Adult/Steampunk/Dystopia featuring an impressive 15 year-old female protagonist and a cast of compelling characters. It’s a new twist on the good versus evil theme, set far into the future:
What if you woke up in a different world – only it wasn’t a different world? For fifteen year-old Harper Lewis, that’s the dilemma she faces upon awaking in a jail cell in the year 2050 after The Shattering. In this dystopian Earth of the future, strange creatures, airships, and steam set the backdrop for a war between two brutal factions: the inhuman Dagon and the immortality-obsessed Malucians.
With the help of newfound friends Z, Cricket, Baldr, Annie Devlin, and Captain Yazu, Harper must fight her way out of this prison and find her way back home to 2013. But when circumstances conspire to test her will, she finds herself in an unenviable position: Should she risk a return home, or join her friends in battle against the evil forces of the Malucians, led by the despotic Donald Carver, and the cyborg legion of the Dagon, led by the demonic Abaddon?
To order an autographed paperback copy, visit Dianverse.com. Find it on Kindle at Amazon. It’s also available as a paperback on Create Space as it will be on Amazon soon.
Congrats to my amazing friend and client!
Good Monday morning!
I’m on Day 4 of Get Fit, Feel Fabulous with Britt — counting down to her Saturday debut on Writestream — and I’ve made it to my first “Cleanse.” Don’t be alarmed; this is NOT a colon cleanse (thank goodness!). Over the next two days I’ll be taking a liquid formula designed to help the body rid itself of toxins at the cellular level. Crazy at it may sound, I’ve been looking forward to this part because I’ve been on a healthy eating and exercise regimen for years — daily workouts with Leslie Sansone and/or 4-5 mile walks outside, a gallon of water a day, no sugar, no grains, no bread, good fats and protein — and the excess weight simply will not budge.
If I sat around all day typing at my computer while gorging on chocolate chips, soda, ice-cream, cake and every other fattening food, at least I’d have a good reason.
But that’s not the case.
Which is why I’m hopeful that this two-day cleanse will in fact remove the toxins that may be playing a role in this struggle. On Wednesday I return to the “Shake Days,” which include snacks and one regular meal in addition to the usual supplements.
Through it all Britt has been an amazing coach. She checks in with me every day to see how I’m doing and constantly sends motivating quotes and photos. And doing the program along my dear friend Damalis has been a blessing. By the way, after just three days I have noticed a remarkable difference in her: she’s definitely losing weight.
Although I haven’t posted any Before pics, I have in fact taken a few. But they won’t be published until I have some nice After pics to accompany them. 😉
Have a great day!
Health and wellness coach and new Writestream host Britt Allen.
I’m on Day 2 of my 30-Day Challenge with Britt Allen and feeling great. This morning after my initial shot of something called Ionix Supreme (drowned out with a 16-oz. bottle of Zephyrhills water), I waited about an hour before mixing and drinking the chocolate shake — which was absolutely delicious!
What do I like the most?
Britt’s program is simple to follow. As in easy.
Although at this point I’m replacing two meals with shakes (plus eating two snacks and one “regular” meal), I don’t feel hungry at all. By the time she goes live next Saturday at 10 a.m., I am hoping to have some wonderful news to report! It was a humbling experience, taking measurements and weight before embarking on this new adventure — mainly because I have been sticking to my low-carb lifestyle faithfully since October, yet the pounds refuse to budge like they used to.
I banished soda from my diet many years ago. I’ve been drinking the right amount of water for me since I was a kid (my doctor dad insisted on it). I don’t eat sugar, flour, bread, or grains. And I exercise faithfully every single day, either to Leslie Sansone, or via the causeway walk (round-trip over three miles with four very nice inclines back and forth over the bridge).
So to say I’ve been frustrated would be an understatement.
That’s why I am thrilled to have taken a leap of faith after meeting women around my age (and even ten years older), who have experienced significant weight loss and improved health with Britt’s program. And having a buddy in this journey – my friend Damalis – is a blessing!
Get Fit Feel Fabulous debuts on the Writestream Radio Network one week from today: Saturday, February 14 at 10 a.m. Eastern. I hope you’ll join us as I interview the amazing Britt Allen — a role-model for women (and men) who proves you can look and feel your best at any age.
During the live show, we welcome your questions at (347) 945-7246. Tune in to Get Fit Feel Fabulous with Britt by clicking on this link to the Blog Talk Radio episode. You can either listen online via your computer or by calling the (347) 945-7246 number to listen by phone.