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Today is World Suicide Prevention Day.
As someone who suffers from serious mental health issues, I want to be the first to say: YOU MATTER. No one else can play your part! There are an estimated 800,000 deaths every year to this mental health epidemic and I think the world is ready to make the changes necessary to help those who need it.
If you have thoughts of suicide, confidential help is available for free at the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Call 1-800-273-8255. The line is available 24 hours, every day.
NEWSWEEK has a great article on suicide rates, world-wide statistics and help if you would like to check it out.
I’m about to dive into my first Mystery/Thriller that is not a Romance book. I’ve always wanted to read one, but couldn’t bring myself to do it until now. I bet that sounds strange, so let me explain. My Nana loved Mystery/Thrillers. Many of my favorite memories of her, she had a book in her hand. While we were at the beach or just spending time together at her home, the two of us reading.
Personally, I started out reading Epic Fantasy, worked my way to YA Fantasy Romance, which eventually led me to Paranormal Romance & Urban Fantasy and finally Contemporary Romance. Since I lost Nana five years ago, I couldn’t see a Mystery/Thriller book without thinking of her… and hurting. Deep, down to the bottom of my soul hurting.
Seeing the names Dean Koontz, David Baldacci, James Patterson or Lisa Jackson makes me want to cry still. Which can be awkward because they’re sort of everywhere, you know? Especially James Patterson. Good Lord but that man is EVERYWHERE, lol. But after losing Nana, I wanted to read a genre I’ve never really wanted to read before – just to feel closer to her again. So, after five years I’m ready. My eyes are watery while writing this, my throat feels like it’s closing and my chest is starting to feel tight, but I’m going to take that step.
I bought my first two books: The Last Child & The Hush by John Hart. I already know I want to try some Harlan Coben after those because I adored his Netflix shows. Wish me luck everyone. And for all of you who still have your grandparents in their lives, give them a hug for me please. Because I would do ANYTHING, and I do mean anything, to have one more day with my two grandmothers. They were simply the best women in the world.
Hi there! *waves*
On May 25th, 2018, the United Kingdom passed the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). This law was passed to protect certain rights and/or privacies of the citizens there. To make sure that my Jessie Lane Newsletter was GDPR compliant, on May 24th, 2018 I sent out a newsletter to my current subscribers, asking them to “re-subscribe” to a new, GDPR compliant, newsletter. If you were a newsletter subscriber at the time, and did not respond, or receive, that email for some reason, you were unsubscribed from my Jessie Lane Newsletter and will no longer receive them. If you would like to receive newsletters from me again, you will have to sign up for my newsletter again. Sorry to be a pain in the booty, but I just wanted to make sure that I was obeying all the laws and protecting everyone’s privacy to the best of my ability.
I won’t lie, I fear many of you DID NOT get that re-subscription newsletter because approximately 3,000 subscribers were lost. <- Holy guacamole y’all!
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P.S. I STARTED A NEW BOOK! And NO, I will not tell you what or who it is about yet because I’m a tease like that. But I will say I’m super excited about this project since it’s one I’ve wanted to work on for a very long time. 😉