updates to The Literary World of @SylviaHubbard1 for Jan 2013 #SylLit #SneakReader

January 2013 – even though it’s not over – has been one of the most difficult months in the year…

But you say the year just started…

Being positive then I must say, it can’t go anywhere but up! Right?

First I thought when my unemployment was cut off at the end of the December, I was doing badly. i was severely strugggling day by day to try to make sure the hills were paid and the kids didn’t feel the effects of what was going on.

Then came the real test to my stress…

The fire.

In less than fifteen minutes the house that held everything we owned disappeared in a blazed.

We lost almost everything in the fire. I say almost because we didn’t lose each other and that would have been terrible.

For myself, I had time to run in my bedroom and grab my purse, jacket and the important papers box. i had to put my clothes on outside of the house. it was a sight.

I’ve gone through the gambit of loss, but i’m coping.

So you ask, well, what about your literary life? Did you lose that?

All my books, awards, recognitions are gone.

My promotional material and even all my workshop materials are gone.

What about the WiP?

Well, I had my baby (the netbook) & kindle in my purse. i dropped my phone in the fire but I saved one flash drive. It didn’t have what I needed but it had some of the things that were important.

So what’s next for your literary world?

it’s called keep it moving.

I’m trying to get back into the swing of things. i’m not a person that just gives up.

i have decided to push back the date of Dark Facade. The edits i darkfacadeBook1-smallermade aren’t on the baby. i thought i was being smart and saving the final version on a flash which i left on the table where it was smoldered.

I know this fire is just another way to keep me from finishing this book. I will not be deterred! I will press on. But the book release will take place for Feb 1st.

Thanks for your patience.

34 thoughts on “updates to The Literary World of @SylviaHubbard1 for Jan 2013 #SylLit #SneakReader

  1. originally this post had 2014 in the subject line. LOL. No i don’t have esp or even espn at this time. I meant 2013. thanks for correcting me!

  2. Ms. Hubbard,
    You just take your time. Your loyal fans will be here for you whenever you finish the book. Satan is just trying to test our Faith. But, we are here to let Him know that GOD is in your conor and you will not be moved. I hope all is well with your fam. We the fans will help in any way we(I) can. Just let us know how. Even though I am not in the area, I know there is something that I may be able to give or donate. My e-mail is stephaniebartley1@aol.com. Please let me know.

    Your loyal fan,

    1. I so agree with Stephanie, your a fighter and I respect that. You don’t let life hold you down, and God will see you through this too. Your books have seen me throughout some dark days as well, and for that I say thank you. You are a blessing for many, so a loyal fan I will always be. Even if I always need a Heart family fix lol, we’ll wait cause we know it will be worth it. You and your family are still in my thoughts and prayers.

      Wish I could do more, but prayers are worthy!

      1. Just keep the faith everything will work out. I’am glad that you and your family are all right and that you got out of the house safely.

  3. I just want to say I am glad you and your family made it through the fire alive and well. It’s hard to stay positive when you lost all your material items and home. I am going to keep you and your family in my prayers.

  4. OMG My heart, prayers & thoughts go out to you & your family. I wish there was something I could do. I am SO thankful & grateful to God that your lives were spared. All else can be replaced & rewritten. I am thankful that you are still with us. I would’ve been devastated if I received dreadful news. This year will end on an amazing note for you. I believe it & claim it for you. Things can & WILL only get better for you. Just have faith & see. I love you girl, keep your head up! ♥♡♥

    1. Ditto to your words S Dunn. Sylvia is my favorite author and I truly love her 💖.

  5. You are bless Sylvia and keep it moving. Things are going to come in your favor.

  6. Dear Sylvia, my prayers and the prayers of my family ate with you. I cannot begin to know how you feel. And I will not try and tell you I do. God has a way of doing things for us in mysterious ways. Don’t stop counting you blessings because there are more to come. As for Dark Facade it can come Feb1st or March1st. True Sylvia fans will wait forever. You have so much material out there one can not possibly get board. So take time and do you. We will be waiting.

  7. Oh Sylvia, I hate that you’re going through so much right now. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. I am not a person of many resources but if there is any thing I can do to help you, please let me know. I am also the mother of 3 beautiful children and just can’t imagine what you’re going through. There must be something big ahead for you. Things like this always happen before God grants you that long standing desire you’ve been waiting on and praying for. I feel like we are friends even though you know nothing about me and I only know what you post on your website. Take care 🙂

    T Tolbert 💕

  8. I am sad and sorry to hear about your home/belongings lost in the fire. I thank the Heavenly Father that you and your family are safe. You take care of yourself and family first, we as your loyal fans will be here to support and welcome you back upon your return to writing. May God Bless You All. Margaret

  9. I am very saddened by your misfortune, but thank you and your family are safe. This is another opportunity for me to simply look around me, someone else has bigger problems than I. Your work is always worth waiting for. Be blessed.

  10. very very sorry to hear about it. In swahili we have this word “POLE SANA” which translets as very very sorry. May God lighten you way and the year be more fruitful

  11. I’m not going to say I’m sorry because I personally now when your are grieving the last thing you want to here is I’m sorry …but I will say this stay strong and keep your head up I’m praying for you and your family !!!!

  12. Please email me if you have a pay pal account or an address where donations can be sent. I will inform my book club & see if donations can be made or even getting more people to purchase your books to increase your revenue. Also place the clothing & shoe sizes for you & your girls. I will try to help best I can. I am a mother of 2 young boys & I understand the Struggle. We must stick together. Something is better than nothing. Every bit helps.

    1. It doesn’t hurt to increase your prices by at least $1 for your books. They are worth it. Its a New Year, prices always go up. 🙂 Smile God is on your side. You Survived & you WILL MAKE IT THROUGH THIS!


  13. My prayers are with you and your family and thank God that none of you were hurt in the fire. Please take your time your fans will be waiting patiently. I agree with S Dunn you could consider charging a bit more for your books, they are worth every penny

  14. I hope many blessings will come your way, I hate to hear about anyone losing their home and irreplaceable belongings, I hope you and your children are ina safe and comfortable place right now, I am sending my prayers that you will recover from your loss soon, I agree with S Dunn, if you have a site for donations to help you and your family regroup I hope you will make it available. Keep your head up you have many fans praying for you.

  15. Thankful that you and your family was not harmed in the mist. I would like to help anyone way ( although I’m nowhere near you). Please allow me to send you gift cards or clothing for your girls. In your email include their style and sizes. Any other items needed please mention.

  16. So sorry for all that you have lost and like so many have already stated take your time. We will be waiting for your return. Evil is busy trying to throw determined and faithful minds to non believers but the Devil is a lie and you will prove him wrong. Prayers going up for you and your family.

  17. I have most if not all of your books, but I would be Willing to gift your books next weekend just to help raise money for you and your family. Pleas email me if that’s okay to do, shaquailajburkett@Yahoo.com


  18. i just need to know when stealing innonce 3 is coming out! you said jan. 2013 and now it is Feb. 2013 and black history month is here. Sylvia i bought Dark Facade an of course i i loved it but, can’t wait to read about Lethal. SALOL!

    1. in order to finish Lethal king must be presented. im in discussion with two publishers currently plus the money it takes to get those books properly edited and a cover designed. its here. waiting but without funds i cant do it enough justice

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