Sunday, October 28, 2012

I Need You Urgently-- Nominating The Adventures of Jewel Cardwell- Deadline is October 31, 2012!

Hello Everyone:

This morning, I woke up to some news. My book, The Adventures of Jewel Cardwell: Hydras Nest is one of the books nominated to be read by a Book Club on Goodreads: Shera (Book Whispers)- Paranormal Addicts & Newbies. Ofcourse, there are other books being considered.

Here is where I need your help. The nomination process has just been opened and authors are encouraged to reach out to their circle of influence to vote for their books. This is a great opportunity for my book to be seen and read by more people.

I ask that you consider voting / nominating my book ( the November pick) at:
Vote for The Adventures of Jewel Cardwell: Hydra's Nest

The Deadline is OCTOBER 31, 2012.

Who knows, with all of your support, MIRACLE CAN HAPPEN! I am certainly on my way to proving that it's never too late to follow ones' dream.

Thank you for taking the time to read this.

All my Love,


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

CANDID REVELATION: My Back Drop Story for The Adventures of Jewel Cardwell by Fumi

Hello Everyone:

First, I want to thank those of you who have participated in this giveaway of The Adventures of Jewel Cardwell: Hydra's Nest, in conjunction with FreeBooksy. In two days, the entry number is 182! 4 more days to go.

At the risk of sounding totally..."U know what", some of you may have read my story; If not, here you go:

While some may claim they have been able to write 10 books in 2 weeks, have climbed up the Amazon best seller in 10 days! well, my story and writing journey has been that of twenty years!

After many obstacles... a bitter divorce and total mental breakdown... struggle with disordered eating... major financial hurdles to overcome as a single mother of two boys... overcoming abuse and constantly being told, IT IS OVER for me; FAVOR came knocking at my doorstep yet again... to remind me I was made for this ---that is, writing. My awesome boys, I might add are now in college... Yeh!... and thank heavens, a second chance at love.

The Adventures of Jewel Cardwell: Hydra's Nest is a labor of love. The characters are a culmination of the strengths and sometimes weaknesses we encounter in life. These characters have lived with me, travelled across the ocean to the wonderul lands of exotic Africa... through the years and they have allowed me to live vicariously through their eyes. I now unveil them to my readers for total delight. For Behind-the-Scenes on the making of this Book, CLICK HERE.

I am on a mission... to make what others called impossible POSSIBLE for me. I know age is but a number.  I also know I can't do it without the help of my readers and supporters. I need your help on this "MISSION POSSIBLE"=== to make this Young Adult Fantasy & Romance Novel is Commerical Success!

Having spilled my heart out, I ask that you help in passing this information around. Perhaps my life can touch someone and cause them to experience some goodness.

To participate in the current book giveaways: (ends in 4 days)

1) Pick Up Your Copy HERE

2) Please pass this blog to other, encourage them to join me in this mission to prove "nay sayers" wrong:
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Above all, would you consider writing a review on this book at:   Barnes & Nobles   Smashwords

Thanks for your consideration. See you in cyberspace.

All my Love,

Fumi Hancock

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Nuggets of Wisdom from Author of The Adventures of Jewel Cardwell: Hydra's Nest.

G'Day to All:

First, found some nuggets of wisdom I would like to share with you. Hopefully, they will make your day brighter today as they have done mine.

1) Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible-St Francis ofAssisi

2) Remember that you never get a second chance to make a great first impression, so make the first submission of the manuscript as flawless as possible.-Bernadette Melnyk

Which brings me to my great news. Awesome reviews from readers came in at:

NEWS UPDATE: The Adventures of Jewel Cardwell: Hydra's Nest
Feels great to be validated by readers.  I thank you. The journey to writing this Young Adult Fantasy has been challenging yet rewarding. I was told several times I couldn't make it as a writer and I almost bought into it! Today, I write with passion and my readers in mind. My "MISSION POSSIBLE" cause is on the move and in two weeks, my facebook likes ( went to 1073! I was told it went viral! (Whatever that means. lol).

Deeply humbled by all of these. Now finding more ways to turn all of these attention into readers picking more of the book up.

All my love,

Fumi Hancock

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The Adventures of Jewel Cardwell: Hydra's Nest Featured in BookDaily

Hello Everyone:

Just wanted to share this with you. Thanks for reading.

BookDaily Browse Emerging Authors My Shelf

Young Adult Fantasy & Romance Oct. 14, 2012
Today's Featured Title

The Adventures of Jewel Cardwell: Hydra's Nest

by Fumi Hancock
ISBN / ASIN: 147594537X
My weary eyes opened to an ominous sky speckled with dim stars and a huge full moon dappled with unsettling, flaming balls of fire. I was in an unfamiliar setting, an open space surrounded by terrifying, blazing fires, and the humming of a charter aircraft shattered the stillness of the night.
Mum and Darwin hopped out of the car, with me following, and we hastened toward the small aircraft.
“What’s this?” I kept asking, with no answer from Darwin or Mum.
“Are we going on that?” I asked again, ducking a cloud of sand blown from the ground, a result of the blazing fires and rumbling aircraft.
In front of us was a six-foot-tall, dark-skinned man, dressed in a dark blue pilot’s uniform. His eyes showed great anticipation as he struggled to move toward us. No sooner had we closed the distance to the aircraft when we heard the terrifying staccato of gunshots …

Chapter 1. Transformation
The children in my neighborhood gathered to play under a half moon seated comfortably in the sky. In this sixty-five-degree weather, we watched the heavy rain flow in waves through the narrow, muddy streets.

Though the streetlights were dimly lit, the Christmas lights, so bright yet so decadent, on the fourteen houses in the courtyard made up for the darkness. In this festive ambiance, I paraded myself in my favorite T-shirt—sleeveless, jet black—layered underneath my navy blue hooded sweatshirt, shamelessly bedazzled with bronze studs in the shape of a giant hawk on the back, and my brown jean pants, covered with cuts and slits … a fashion statement entirely wrong for the rainy season. The spikes shooting out of my wristbands made a chinking sound as I rubbed them together, announcing my presence on Milner Court. If Mum knew I was wearing this outfit again, she would go off the deep end! Regardless of how she felt about my “gothic God-forsaken” style, as she would often refer to it, my friends were somewhat used to my dressing. For me, I commanded respect in school dressing like that. Students were afraid of meddling in my business. Besides, this was my lucky shirt, and I was wearing it to win the race ahead.

Lying gracefully between the Vaal River in the north and the Orange River in the south, with rolling grassland and fields of crops rising to a lovely sandstone mountain, is Milner Court, Bloemfontein, a suburb nestled in the middle of Free State, South Africa. Though Mum, Dad, Jody, and Stephen had been born in the farmlands of Limpopo, a northern province of South Africa, they worked hard to ensure the very best of living for our family. Mum often told us she was never afraid of working. She strongly believed her great-grandparents who came from Ireland and Britain to settle down in South Africa, as well as her black South African connection by way of her mum, had gifted her with a hard work ethic as they worked to briskly tend to their farmlands. Mum was a retired high school home economics teacher, and Dad, a mix-breed creation of a Dutch and German union, had worked his way from second lieutenant to major general and now lieutenant general. One more bump up the success ladder, and he would become the general!

Living in this suburb was their way of telling the world that they had arrived and were able to fend for themselves and their offspring. It was certainly their wish that their children would gladly embrace their gift of hard work, starting with bringing home great grades—a dream that was yet to be fulfilled in my case!

In the midst of this success lay a recent rumor of a potential unrest by the military troop in the country. The people’s dissatisfaction with the government leadership was unveiled by series of riots, led by the youths alongside those Mum called South African hooligans. They were attempting to change the system by relentless, often violent demonstrations across our state. While I was pleased with Dad’s promotion, it was also of great concern that one day, these hooligans, or perhaps the military itself, under the guise of protecting the nation, would eventually succeed in bringing anarchy into the peaceful communities we enjoyed. More importantly, my fear that Dad would one day be called upon to defend the country he loved with his life was a thought I most readily tucked at the back of my mind while playing on Milner Court. I had succeeded in tucking away my fears simply because, though we heard the erratic voices of rioters often on Milner Court, their venom had not spread into our peaceful suburban communities yet. Ignorance is bliss, as they say. If this was true, we were living in an ignorant haven on Milner Court under dad’s protection.

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Virtual Book Publicity Tour ~ COMING SOON!


It's finally official! Fumi Hancock, author of Young Adult Fantasy & Paranormal Tours from November 5, 2012 - February 15, 2013 by Pump Up Your Book.  

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Monday, October 8, 2012

Author's Book Giveaways at Goodreads

Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Adventures of Jewel Cardwell by Fumi Hancock

The Adventures of Jewel Cardwell

by Fumi Hancock

Giveaway ends November 04, 2012.

See the giveaway details at Goodreads.

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

"At Home" with YA Fantasy Author, Fumi Hancock

CEO- Youth Life Foundation, Ms Yolanda Conley Shields Interviews Author of YA Fantasy, Fumi Hancock "At Home"

       Directed by Bola Thompson,Inkblot Studios; Music Scored by G.I.D Music, Mola Thompson
                               Episode # 2 coming