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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Guest Post & #Giveaway: Ann, Not Annie by Sage Steadman

Please welcome author things the author Sage Steadman to Full Moon Bites for a guest post on things she wished she had known before becoming an author. Read on below for more info on her novel Ann, Not Annie, and a GIVEAWAY!


I don’t like talking about myself and I don’t like being center of attention and that really isn’t an option when you’re a writer. Anytime someone finds out I’m a writer they immediately start asking me about what I’m working on, what I’ve written, how well I’m doing, how much money I’ve made (no joke). It’s all the things I don’t really want to talk about with a complete stranger.  And it’s awkward AF. Most of the time my responses involve facial expressions, hand gestures and shoulder shrugging coupled with a variety of high-pitched nonsensical noises.


 Marketing was rough on me at first, too. The first interview I had with ABC news sent me into a panic. I’ve done radio and television interviews and all of them were really hard for me to do at first. I think if I had known that was part of the gig I may not chosen to publish anything at all. LOL. Especially since I’m better at expressing myself when I write it down then when I’m talking. So maybe it’s a good idea that I didn’t know all of that before I became a writer. But, in the end, I’ve realized that you don’t have to do that type of marketing to get sales. The Internet these days is very friendly to introverts who are looking to connect with other introverts without overwhelming either of them. LOL. But either way, I’m grateful for the experiences as it helped me grow and become more confident in talking about what I love to do! Because, at the end of the day I love connecting with like-minded people and sharing ideas and I love every opportunity I get to do that. Even if it seems scary at first.


Ann, Not Annie
Sage Steadman
Publication date: September 20th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult

Ann, not Annie, is tired of her nominal existence and has vowed to turn things around by dating the hottest guy in school, Jacob Waters. Easier said than done since Jacob isn’t even aware she exists. The truth is, due to Ann’s lively temper she spends more time in detention with the rest of the school rejects than she does fantasizing about Jacob Waters wearing spandex.
Her best friend and devout alien believer, Lisa, doesn’t like the changes she’s seeing in her BFF. Neither does Danny Feller, a fellow detention inmate and resident lost boy who has started keeping an extra watchful and unwanted eye on Ann.
When a chance encounter in an empty hallway changes everything, Ann finds all her dreams coming true and she is well on her way to living the perfect life she’s always wanted. But appearances aren’t always what they seem and Ann is going to have to face not just cold hard facts, but also her past.



Author Bio:
Sage Steadman was awarded a master’s degree in social work from the University of Utah. While pursuing her passion for writing, she worked as a licensed mental health therapist. She published her debut novel, “Snowflake Obsidian: Memoir of a Cutter,” in 2010 under her pen name, The Hippie, and since, re-released the second edition under her real name. The novel has been deemed an “idyllic” read, filled with love, humor, romance and heart. She is also the co-author of the gritty and inspiring historical fiction novel, “Upon Destiny’s Song,” alongside classical guitarist, Mike Ericksen, and has penned an article on teen cutting for Canadian Magazine, “Edmonton’s Child.” She has recently produced a stunning and thought-reflecting novella entitled, “The Waking Dream.” Sage is heralded as a talented writer who tackles her novels with a witty, raw and honest approach. She currently lives near Salt Lake City, Utah with family.


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