Wow, what a year it has been for this amazing author. Let me introduce RaeBeth McGee-Buda. She is joining us today as she celebrates her one-year mark as a self-published author. Let us learn a little more about her.
What It’s Really Like Being an Author Starting Out – at least for this one....
- By RaeBeth McGee-Buda
Everyone has dreams as their growing up. I know I did but being an author never crossed my mind. Once I realized I loved to write and wanted to focus part of my life on it, I realized my dreams changed. I want to be a successful author. By this, I’m not meaning money wise. I want to be successful by always striving to get better and push myself to never stop learning. I can’t say how much I’ve learned with just writing my first book and having it published.
At first, I did not think the word published would ever come out of my mouth. When I got to the point where I needed to begin thinking of it, I thought only the lucky authors got their books out there. That is until I was introduced into the self-publishing world. (This was also when it became the “thing” to do.) I did not hesitate to begin formatting my book and send it off to Lulu.com.
At this time, I didn’t realize that it needed an editor. My mind focused on one thing. When a reader (also an author) privately messaged me, they explained that my book could be a lot better if I pulled it and had it go through the editing stage. They felt my book could really make a stand out there if it had a good edit. Therefore, it was pulled.
I put Silenced through the ringer (beta readers and an editor) then began my hunt again for a publisher. I was mixed up with the wrong publishers who presented themselves as a “great -don’t want to miss this opportunity-we’ll get your work out there to the big people” and they ended up being not so great. They destroyed my book and gave me a bunch of false hope. I eventually found out they are considered a “spam” publisher and begin fighting my way out of the contract. I found they were in breach and got the rights back to my book.
After the few months of battle, I had to put Silenced through formatting and editing again. This time I was careful. I did more research. I found an editor and sent off Silenced again. This time I felt sure it was going to be ready for the world. After several weeks of changes and emails with the editor, we felt Silenced was ready.
I went to Amazon and published it. I’m still finding out there are mistakes within the book and I plan on fixing those in the future. However, for now I am working on another series, which I think readers will really enjoy.
Best Selling Author, RaeBeth McGee-Buda is resides in a tiny valley at the ridges of the Application Mountains in Fairchance, Pennsylvania, with her husband and daughter, her dog, Cody, and her newest family addition, Romeow her pure white cat.
She has been writing in some form her entire life, but loving young sister, Audra McGee noticed her talent, and gave her the reassurance she needed to start her writing career. After many months of deliberation, RaeBeth decided to trust her sister’s word and expand her short story into what we all know and love as The Silenced Series.
RaeBeth is a mother to an angel in Heaven...Miss Dakota, whom she honored in Saying Goodbye without Saying Hello. Her goals for her books are to inspire and give hope. She is a Christian author, who firmly believes in God and incorporates her faith into some of her work.
Here is more on her three published works!
What are others saying about Silenced?
"There are too few books out there about this subject matter. This book makes it easy for the young teenager to read that they are not alone. They are not the only ones out there fighting this affliction. Highly recommended."
“I have never had a book draw me in and fill me with that connection.”
“I applaud the author's bravery in bringing to light a few things that are so easily swept under the rug. Depression and cutting. There really is not enough information out there and more teens and young adults have these issues than most people know. I hope that this series will help someone having these issues and show them that they can seek help.”
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What are others saying about Silenced 2: The Overtaking?
“I recommend this to anyone reader who loves Christian suspicion or just wants to read for fun.”
“This is an amazing story that hooks you in from the beginning and sends you on an emotional roller coaster. You can relate to these characters on a personal level, which to me makes the book a masterpiece.”
“SILENCED 2: The Overtaking is a story of healing, forgiveness, and overcoming those things that seek to pull us down, and most of all it is story of HOPE!”
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What are others saying about Saying Goodbye without Saying Hello?
"Saying Goodbye Without Saying Hello is a poignant read that shares the journey of the author her experience of a wonderful pregnancy ending abruptly with an unexpected turn; how her baby becomes an angel. This page-turning true story touched my heart as I learned how Mrs. Buda shares just how fragile life is.”
“Rae Beth’s story is heart wrenching and the fact that she shares it with us shows the strength and determination this woman has.”
“I loved this book! She was so detailed in the raw emotions she felt in going through this very tragic event. I would recommend this book be given to parents who are going through losing their baby in this way. She is very detailed with her thoughts and emotions, I think anyone experiencing something like this, or knowing someone who is would benefit from reading this book.”
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Want to find out more about RaeBeth and her future books/vlogs? Find the author here:
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Jan. 1- RaeBeth McGee-Buda (Intro)
Jan. 2- Fallen Over Book Reviews (Guest Post)
Jan. 3- Just Me, Myself, and I (Feature)
Jan. 4- Word Wenches, Guilty Pleasure (Interview & Feature)
Jan. 5- Lee Ryder Author, Blogger, Fanfic Artist (Interview & Review)
Jan. 6- Danyel's Bliggety Blog (Guest Post)
Jan. 8- RaeBeth McGee-Buda (Vlog)
Jan. 9- 2 Bibliophiles Guide (Guest Post)
Jan. 11- Books and Their Worldly Realm (Guest Post)
Jan. 13- Book Reviews by Lynn (Vlog & Feature)
Jan. 15- RaeBeth McGee-Buda (Vlog)
Jan. 18- Our New Generation for Reading (Guest Post)
Jan. 19- Cu's Ebook Giveaway (Guest Post)
Jan. 22- RaeBeth McGee-Buda (Vlog)
Jan. 23- Just One Indie's Opinion (Feature)
Jan. 28- As You Wish Reviews (Guest Post & Feature)
Jan. 29- RaeBeth McGee-Buda (Vlog)