Big Fat Disaster named as a “Compassionate Novel for Teens Who Have Always Felt Different”!

Hey, guys, Ezvid Wiki, who named my novel, Big Fat Disaster, as a “Compassionate Novel for Teens Who Have Always Felt Different,” requested that I link to the video they made for my book and others. I updated my Awards & Reviews page, if you’d like to check out the “Compassionate Novels” video and read a little about my work. 🙂 Here’s the link to that page:

And this is the direct link to Ezvid Wiki’s site featuring Big Fat Disaster & other novels as well:…


The tiny Creative Writing Club at my school, in conjunction with support from an educational foundation grant & support from colleagues, has produced an Anthology of writing & art. I am as proud of this book as of the 5 books I’ve written myself. It’s beautiful.

In fact, I have submitted a proposal for presentation at an event in Texas, the topic being how our school produced the book, and how my background as a teen author bent on authentic writing came in very handy.


4 books for the price of 1. Don’t miss out! Books will arrive in time for gift giving!

Now it’s getting real: Trauma Recovery: Sessions with Dr. Matt–Narratives of Hope and Resilience for Victims with PTSD–releases ONE WEEK from today. This book was an honor to co-write with Matt Jaremko, and the finished product is a beautiful offer of hope to hurting people. I’m very proud of it and I want to share a gift of hope with as many people as possible, so I’ve been running an offer that essentially equals readers who preorder the book getting it for roughly 8.00 instead of the full price, because you are getting 4 books for the price of 1! Or, if preordering the ebook, readers actually come out on the positive side if you want print editions of The Trilogy (U.S. readers receive their choice of print or ebook; international readers can get the Patience ebooks free).
How, you ask? I’ll send readers signed print copies of my complete Patience Trilogy, valued (with shipping), at roughly 30.00. These are the books the “real” Dr. Matt, Matt Jaremko, suggested I try writing as I went through my own trauma recovery with him as my guide. The Patience Trilogy books introduced the characters of Dr. Matt & Ashley to the world–and they’re sort of like companion books to Trauma Recovery: Sessions with Dr. Matt, although we expanded Dr. Matt and Ashley’s world to include several other trauma survivors as members of a therapy group that Ashley attends, as well as teach about trauma recovery along the way.
This offer means The Patience Trilogy is absolutely free to those who preorder Trauma Recovery: Sessions with Dr. Matt, and you’ll get them in time for holiday gift-giving. It’s my way of thanking those who support us early on, as well as helping readers get the inside story of the deep therapeutic bond between these characters.
There’s one catch: with each day closer to release date, I DECREASE the # of readers I’ll send a free set of The Patience Trilogy. After the announcement posts today on our Facebook page, Matt E. Jaremko, only 7 sets of Trilogies will be awarded to the first 7 people who email proof of preorder by 11:59 PM tonight (while supplies last).
The announcement of just 7 days to go will post around 1 PM Central Time (US) today, but since it’s the holiday season, I’ll be extra generous: the first 8 people who send proof of preorder before the announcement posts today will receive The Patience Trilogy, absolutely free, and an additional 7 readers will still have a chance at the free Trilogy after the announcement posts. Don’t miss out! Trauma Recovery: Sessions with Dr. Matt is a book for trauma survivors, those who love them and wish a greater understanding of how to support them, and mental health professionals.
For details on how to submit proof of preorder, visit and read any of the announcements of this offer.
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11 Days to Trauma Recovery: Sessions With Dr. Matt! Preorder now & receive 3 signed books free in time for gift giving!

Our book launch is just 11 Days Away! The countdown continues: as of today, just 11 people will receive my complete PATIENCE TRILOGY, signed, for FREE! (A value of approximately 30.00 for print, 8.00 for ebooks!) Here’s how: preorder TRAUMA RECOVERY: SESSIONS WITH DR. MATT– either print OR ebook-– and send me proof of preorder ( THEN: I will mail YOU the complete PATIENCE TRILOGY (Courage, Hope, & Truth), in time for Christmas! If you prefer ebook rather than print, specify & I’ll gift them to you immediately. This offer expires at 11:59 PM tonight– and tomorrow? 10 people only.
Please note: offer of print copies of THE PATIENCE TRILOGY applicable to US readers only. Offer valid while supplies last.

In case you missed it: FREE STUFF!

Hey, friends, in case you missed it: my coauthor, Dr. Matt E. Jaremko, and I are running a promotional campaign to support the release of our forthcoming book, TRAUMA RECOVERY: SESSIONS WITH DR. MATT–NARRATIVES OF HOPE AND RESILIENCE FOR VICTIMS WITH PTSD. The book releases 12/14/18 in print and ebook, and we’re hoping to entice you to preorder by giving you a FREE COPY of your choice of one of THE PATIENCE TRILOGY (Courage in Patience- Bk 1, Hope in Patience- Bk 2, & Truth in Patience- Bk 3.) These are the books that introduced the characters of Dr. Matt and Ashley, whose story continues in TRAUMA RECOVERY: SESSIONS WITH DR. MATT.
All you have to do is follow the instructions in this post and your free copy of your choice of Patience books will be sent immediately. AND, you have the opportunity to win 1 or more of the rest of the Trilogy, too! Check out the instructions here,  and let me know if you have any questions! As always, we’d be sooo grateful if you’ll help us spread the word through social media. 🙂
(Oh! One more thing: Amazon-U.S. is even offering the book at a discounted price if you use the coupon they provide, so check it out!)

Pre-order our groundbreaking trauma recovery book and win free stuff!

In roughly a month, Trauma Recovery: Sessions with Dr. Matt releases! It’ll be available in print and ebook. If you are a trauma survivor, love someone who is, or work with trauma survivors, I believe the book Matt E. Jaremko & I wrote could inspire you, increase your understanding of how trauma affects people, and acquaint you with a new way of thinking about recovery.

Pre-order Trauma Recovery: Sessions with Dr. Matt,  (AMAZON U.S.), or at a number of bookstores worldwide.


1. Forward to me proof of the pre-order:
2. In your email, tell me which book you want from  The Patience Trilogy–the novels that began Dr. Matt and Ashley’s story that is threaded through Trauma Recovery: Sessions with Dr. Matt , and
3. I’ll gift you with your choice of one of Courage in Patience (1), Hope in Patience (2), or Truth in Patience (3). 

The Fine Print:  Deadline for pre-order proof/sharing: December 12, 2018. Paperbacks mailed in the U.S. only; ebooks available worldwide.


Want to win more than one Patience Trilogy book?In addition to proof of pre-order, do this for up to 3 entries in the Thanks for Sharing contest:

1. “LIKE” the Matt E. Jaremko Facebook page (1 entry),
2. Share this post (1 entry), and
3. Tag me in your post (1 entry).

Drawings will take place on:
Nov. 17
Nov. 24
Dec. 1
Dec. 8
Dec. 15

“Trauma Recovery: Sessions with Dr. Matt” featured on The Psych Files Podcast!

Here’s the podcast of an interview with Matt E. Jaremko about Trauma Recovery: Sessions with Dr. Matt. The Psych Files is an award-winning Psychology Podcast. Matt was honored to be interviewed by Dr. Michael Britt.
About the discussion, Dr. Britt said, “I have to say I was moved. What you’re doing in this therapeutic process makes a lot of sense to me and I’m happy to help get your words into a lot of ears. I hope people who need help are motivated by the episode.”
Our book is available for pre-order on Amazon and will be shipped on December 14, 2018. WE HOPE YOU WILL SHARE THIS POST ON SOCIAL MEDIA. THANKS!