Guest author: Selma P. Verde – Happy birthday to The Hard Way

Looking for a good teen read? Well, I may have just the one for you… 

Happy 1st Birthday to The Hard Way!

Today, April 12, 2018, is the one-year anniversary of the day I, Selma P. Verde, pressed the publish now button and became an author with my first e-book, The Hard Way. Today is also almost four years to the day the idea for this book, the first in The Way Series, was originally conceived.

Why did I write and publish a teen novel?

Goes back to when I was a kid. It all started with those diaries, the ones with the lock on the side and the tiny keys. My parents would buy me one for Christmas and put it into my stocking. As I worked my way through my teenage years, my creative mind went on overdrive, writing stories and sharing them with my friends over the phone. I was a kid before the internet and text messaging, so sharing was done in a more verbal way back then. That was about the time I started to dream about publishing my own novel.

One of my life goals growing up was to become a teacher. I finished my Bachelor of Arts degree in the Social Sciences, but then chose a different career route due to a shortage of teaching jobs. I think writing novels about teen issues is becoming my way to teach and mentor kids other than my own.

What is it about?

The Hard Way is about the teen issue of peer pressure. Here is the description from the back of the book.

Shortly after moving from small-town Johnson Place to the metropolitan borough Manor City, Paul Jones meets his neighbor Desmond Peterson and they become instant friends, bonding over their love of a video game called Tangorka. When Desmond moves away just before the start of their freshman year of high school, Paul wonders if he’ll ever find a friend like Desmond again. After suffering through four months of school without someone to hang out with, he makes fast-friends with a fellow Tangorka player—a kid named Anik Hatcher who Paul meets in after-school detention. Paul starts spending time with Anik outside of school and meets his gang that creates mischief throughout Manor City. But the mischief quickly turns into real violence, and once Paul becomes a key player in their most harmful “prank” yet, he’ll soon learn who his real friends are—and how the decisions he makes, good or bad, can quickly affect his whole life.

What do I have to offer?

To celebrate the big day and for you to have your very own copy of The Hard Way, between April 11th and April 15th, I will be offering a copy of the e-book for $.99 plus tax. If you prefer your copy in paperback, it is also available on Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com for $9.99, plus tax and shipping.

After you read it, please leave a review on Amazon.com or Goodreads if you can. Otherwise, leave a comment on my website and let me know what you thought.               Would love to hear from you or have you follow me on my writing journey!


Find and follow Selma

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E-mail – SelmaPVerde@gmail.com


About the author

I am an Accounting Coordinator for an Aircraft Management and Charter Company by day and a published author on the side (for now, maybe full time some day). I live in Minnesota with the man in my life, and biggest supporter, Jim, his two teenaged sons and our dog Maddie, who round out my busy home life as a mom.

I appreciate this opportunity Sue Vincent gave me to guest post on her blog, to help me share the news about the 1st birthday of The Hard Way.


The Hard Way

Available via Amazon

Shortly after moving from small-town Johnson Place to the metropolitan borough Manor City, Paul Jones meets his neighbor Desmond Peterson and they become instant friends, bonding over their love of a video game called Tangorka. When Desmond moves away just before the start of their freshman year of high school, Paul wonders if he’ll ever find a friend like Desmond again. After suffering through four months of school without someone to hang out with, he makes fast-friends with a fellow Tangorka player—a kid named Anik Hatcher who Paul meets in after-school detention. Paul starts spending time with Anik outside of school and meets his gang that creates mischief throughout Manor City. But the mischief quickly turns into real violence, and once Paul becomes a key player in their most harmful “prank” yet, he’ll soon learn who his real friends are—and how the decisions he makes, good or bad, can quickly affect his whole life.


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About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She has written a number of books, both alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com
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6 Responses to Guest author: Selma P. Verde – Happy birthday to The Hard Way

  1. Thanks again for this opportunity to appear on your blog Sue! I really appreciate it!

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  2. Pingback: The Hard Way By Selma P. Verde – The Militant Negro™

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