My autobiography of alopecia in YA novel form

Last year I participated in NaNoWriMo (National November Write Month) and wrote, 50,000 words of a novel in the month of November.  This year, I decided to join again, and finished.  This novel is about a 17 year old who finds out she has Alopecia. Writing 50,000 words in a month, while you are trying to live your normal life is pretty tough, but this month has been an emotional roller coaster for me as I have relived so much of my own personal experiences through this writing process.  I saw so much of myself in my character, that I decided it would be fun for me to make a cameo appearance through the discussion forum posts, which are all my real experiences. I hope that I will have represented us all well, both our trials and our triumphs.  Here is the link to my NaNoWriMo, if anyone would like to read the synopsis and expert. I hope when revising and editing are done, that I will have represented us well, both our trials and our triumphs.  Here is the link to my NaNoWriMo, if anyone would like to read a synopsis and expert.…/bonnie-frazier/novels/fake-it I'll keep you posted when it is ready to sell.…/bonnie-frazier/novels/fake-it

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Comment by on December 22, 2014 at 10:35am


I enjoyed the excerpt from your story, and the message about attitude. I have heard of the nano project, but I wrote my book (Boldly Bald Women) the looooong slooooow way. Still, it was published and became an Amazon best seller. If there is anything I can do to help you in your process, please let me know.


Comment by Bonnie on December 23, 2014 at 7:57pm

That's fantastic, Pam.  I can't wait to order and ready your book.  Did you self publish or go with a traditional publisher?

Comment by on December 27, 2014 at 1:27pm

My publisher is Nightengale Press. I paid for everything up front, but it was wonderful because she is a good editor and we had weekly calls to plan strategies for book organization and completion. And we were able to do all the back and forth edits with email via the editing component of Word. It was great.

I would also recommend you look up D'vorah Lansky. I am currently in a year long mentoring program and I am learning so incredibly much that publishers don't do for you. I started with a free 30 day book marketing challenge and am now in the most inner circle with the most intense and personal contact. She is incredibly knowledgeable in book marketing and is very generous in her sharing of information that take years off the learning curve.

I hope that helps.

Just get in touch if I can be of any help.

Pam Fitros, author

Boldly Bald Women


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