Whaat??? Another Mama Author?? Allison and I met on Twitter and immediately clicked (you’ll soon see why). I am so honored to help her promote her Book When It All Goes Still, available NOW!!!
When It All Goes Still by Allison Mullinax
Time Traveler Romance
Fiery Seas Everlasting
May 15, 2018
Traveler is arrogant, rebellious, and the most skillful Observation Agent within the division. His refusal to follow the agency rules finally catches up to him and a girl witnesses him time-travel.
Johanna Martin is a witty adventurous runner recovering from the tragic loss of her parents. Confused by the dark-faced stranger and what he was doing at the local state park, she is unable to ignore the effects it has had on her.
With his life and reputation at risk, Traveler must choose… Johanna or his life?
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OMG I cannot wait to finish this book!
Thank you Allison for stopping by and sharing a bit about yourself.
Readers: Enjoy this short piece about how Allison got started!
As high school graduation approached, seventeen-years-ago, most of my friends knew with at least some certainty what career path they were headed down. While the aspiring doctors, teachers, and pharmacist left our sleepy southern town and headed out into the big world, I felt a bit lost. What now? I couldn’t put my finger on it, but I knew whatever occupation awaited me, I hadn’t figured it out just yet.
It wasn’t that I lacked ambition, it was that I lacked direction. What was I good at? What would I be happy doing day in and day out? How can I not know what I want to be when I grow up? Crap, AM I a grown-up already? I honestly didn’t have a clue, but I knew I needed to be a productive member of society one way or the other. So, I enrolled in the local community college, and slapped down the major of Education. I could totally be a teacher, right? Kids are awesome.
After a grueling, PTDS-inducing, fall semester of attending classes while working at a day care, I knew…without a shadow of a doubt, that childcare was not for me. To all you wonderful childcare workers and teachers blessed with the patience of a saint, you are heroes.
I finished two years of junior college, still without confidence in what my future job would be. Did I want to continue down this path, taking expensive classes, without knowing if I would ever put them to use? I was still just as lost and unsure, and it became evident that college might not be the answer. So, I took a break. A long one.
Fast forward eleven years later, happily married and a stay-at-home mom to three daughters. Looks like working in that day care for a semester came in handy after all. I loved being home with my girls, and believe me…it is a job. But something was still missing. Something I could claim just for myself. The thought of going back to college didn’t appeal to me. So, what now?
With a decade of soul-searching self-awareness behind me, and after really getting to know myself, I took a long hard look at what made me happy. What the hell do you want to do, Allison? What do you want to pour yourself into that is just for you? And somehow…I just knew.
I had always been over-imaginative, and creative. During college, creative writing courses were really the only ones that held my attention. I had written things here and there, but the idea of writing a novel seemed so daunting. Until, it just didn’t anymore and I knew the story forming in my imagination was ready to be let out.
I’ll never forget the day I began to write. I was clueless, but I knew the story pouring out of my fingers had to be told. Was this going to be my thing? Finally? After so many years of not knowing?
Yes. Writing would be my thing. It’s what I pour myself into. It’s the characters and the plotlines, the late hours and pots of coffee that get to be my thing. It may have taken me a while to find my passion, but that’s okay. I no longer need to ask myself, What now?
About the Author:
North Alabama native, Allison Mullinax, grew up in the small lake town of Guntersville, AL. She discovered the escapism and addiction of writing at an early age. Today she remains a lover of reading, all things outdoors, and spending time with her husband and three daughters.